Liar Liar
Title: Liar Liar
Release year: 1997
Country: United States
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy
Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe
Rating: 4/5

A pathological liar-lawyer finds his career turned upside down when he inexplicably cannot physically lie for 24 whole hours.

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“Liar Liar” is a comedy film released in 1997, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey in the lead role. The film follows the story of Fletcher Reede, a lawyer who is known for his habit of stretching the truth and making false promises. However, his life takes a drastic turn when his young son Max makes a birthday wish that his father can’t lie for a whole day.

The movie revolves around the hilarious and often chaotic consequences of Fletcher being forced to tell the truth at all times. Jim Carrey’s over-the-top comedic style is front and center, as he portrays Fletcher’s struggle to navigate his personal and professional life without the ability to lie. Carrey’s physical comedy and expressive facial expressions contribute to the movie’s comedic appeal.

While “Liar Liar” is primarily a comedy, it also explores themes of the importance of honesty, the challenges of balancing work and family, and the impact of our words on others. As Fletcher grapples with his inability to lie, he begins to reevaluate his priorities and relationships.

The film’s humor is a mix of slapstick comedy, witty one-liners, and situational irony, all of which play to Carrey’s strengths as a comedic actor. The supporting cast, including Maura Tierney as Fletcher’s ex-wife and Cary Elwes as her new boyfriend, provide solid performances that complement Carrey’s antics.

“Liar Liar” received generally positive reviews from audiences and critics alike upon its release. Jim Carrey’s energetic and zany performance was particularly praised, as it was a great fit for the film’s premise. The movie’s light-hearted tone and feel-good message resonated with viewers, making it a box office success.

However, some critics did note that the film’s humor might not be to everyone’s taste and that it relied heavily on Carrey’s comedic persona. Additionally, the plot’s central gimmick of a man unable to lie for a day might feel contrived to some.

In summary, “Liar Liar” is a classic Jim Carrey comedy that delivers laughs and a heartwarming message about the importance of honesty and genuine connections. It’s a film that showcases Carrey’s comedic talents and remains a popular choice for those seeking lighthearted entertainment.

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