Jim Carrey is back in top form after his disastrous outing in The Cable Guy
. As a lawyer who becomes physically unable to tell a lie for 24 hours after his son makes a magical birthday wish, Carrey learns a few brutal truths about the real meaning of life. There is very little plot, but Carrey's rubbery contortions and slapstick trickery provide just enough humour to keep you interested in this breezy bit of escapism. Not aided in Liar Liar
by pets or animation, Carrey manages to do amazing and unique things with very simple props. He is also more in control of his acting than before. He is still over the top, but remains believable in some of the lower-energy scenes. An added plus is that the comedy is not as coarse as we've come to expect from him. --Rochelle O'Gorman
In this uproarious hit from the director and producers of The Nutty Professor
, comic genius Jim Carrey stars as a fast talking attorney and habitual liar who, forced by his son’s birthday wish, must tell the truth for 24 hours. With co-stars Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz and Amanda Donahoe, this great film is a laugh-a-minute!