- Tom Shadyac
- 82 mins
- 12More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over
A lawyer, whose underhand ploys to win cases leave him little time to see his son, discovers he is incapable of lying after the boy's birthday wish makes his dad tell only the truth. However, this causes a host of problems as the attorney tries to muddle his way through a high-profile divorce settlement. Comedy, with Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Jennifer Tilly and Cary Elwes.
In this hilarious comedy, Jim Carrey stars as ruthless lawyer and compulsive liar Fletcher Reede, who misses his son's birthday party and is "cursed" to tell the truth for 24 hours. Carrey's frenzied physical and vocal contortions provide lots of amusing comic moments, as well as a few riotous ones, and the role is not only tailor-made for his rubber-faced antics but also gives him an opportunity to show a more human side. His bravura performance is reminiscent of Steve Martin's body battle in All of Me, as he hurls inadvertent insults and digs himself into an abyss in the middle of a big divorce case.
How to Watch
- May be edited for violence and language.
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- video, DVD and Blu-ray
|Fletcher Reede||Jim Carrey|
|Audrey Reede||Maura Tierney|
|Max Reede||Justin Cooper|
|Samantha Cole||Jennifer Tilly|
|Judge Marshall Stevens||Jason Bernard|
|Dana Appleton||Swoosie Kurtz|
|Mr Allan||Mitchell Ryan|
|Skull||Randall "Tex" Cobb|