• Liar Liar (1997)

Liar Liar

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

Conniving attorney Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is an ace in the courtroom, but his dishonesty and devotion to work ruin his relationships. His wife, Audrey (Maura Tierney), has left him for a more dependable man, and Fletcher often breaks the commitments he makes to his beloved son, Max (Justin Cooper). When Max wishes his dad would stop lying for 24 hours, Fletcher suddenly finds that he can only speak the truth -- on the day his career-deciding court case has to be won.

Cast: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Jason Bernard, Mitch Ryan, Anne Haney

Director: Tom Shadyac

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

Keywords: Melodramatic, Sacrifice, Transformation, Madcap, Rise, Hilarious, 1990s, Office, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    What truly makes Liar Liar work, however, is Shadyac's inspired sense of comic proportion. While torquing the hilarities to the max, he never loses sight of the story's important human side. His blend of farce with heart is perfect. show more

  • 75
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    Carrey goes boldly where no funnyman has ventured before, and it's simply amazing to watch him do it. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I am gradually developing a suspicion, or perhaps it is a fear, that Jim Carrey is growing on me. Am I becoming a fan? In Liar Liar he works tirelessly, inundating us with manic comic energy. show more

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