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on 13 October 2005
This 1997 comedy blew me away when i first sore it Jim Carey was great the funniest he had been before that film. I'ts outtake were funny and the elervator scene were my best parts of the film.
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on 27 May 2013
highly recommend cheap price and great condition dvd so so funny a great movie to replay. highly recommend very good movie.
a man that sons wishes he would stop lying so funny as we all know as parent scant be truly honest.
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on 1 January 2013
One of Jim Carrey's great comic films, Liar Liar (1997) has great funny scenes and is a great family film. Can Jim Carrey play a lawyer? Well he is hilarious in this. The plot is unbelievable but you eventually go with it and Jim Carrey's performance is inventive and believable.
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on 14 June 2006
To me, having seen the entire Jim Carrey back catalogue, this movie stands out as being his best for several reasons.

First the satirical theme of a lying lawyer, who has to tell the truth for just 24 hours, is comic genius.

But to interweave this theme with a sentimental family storyline adds depth to the movie and therefore, it makes a great family movie.
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VINE VOICEon 27 January 2009
Directed by Tom Shadyac and released in 1997, Lair Liar is an emotionally charged comedy drama that stars Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Amanda Donohoe and Cary Elwes.

The film follows a divorced hot shot fast taking attorney called Fletcher Reede (played by Jim Carrey), a man who always gives preference to his job over that of his young son. He also tends to breaks promise after promise to him, until one day his son makes a birthday wish... he wishes that just for one whole day his Dad can't tell a lie, and much to the horror of Fletcher his son's wish comes true. A lawyer who can not lie is no lawyer. Fletchers life and career is about to be turned upside down in a strange but comical, and surprising way.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you either love Jim Carrey or you hate him, and your preference will determine if you like this film or not, if your answer is the later (hate) then stop reading now as he is the main characters in Liar Liar and gives his trade mark over the top energetic acting. Not that there's anything wrong with his acting in Liar Liar, in fact he is pretty good throughout and is most likely the only actor that could have made the film as funny as it is. In fact the acting from most concerned is pretty good. Maura Tierney who plays Fletcher's ex-wife is pretty convincing in her role. The plot and dialogue in the film has also been produced to a high and more importantly entertaining standard.

While being mainly a comedy, the film is also quite touching at times. The relationship between Fletcher and his son especially, comes across as being realistic and emotional. You can't help sympathise with him.

There is a few extremely funny scenes and one liners throughout the film delivered by Jim Carrey. One example is when he says "I've had better" to a woman after having sex with her. Not to forget the brilliant scene when he is pulled over by a police officer - definitely a scene to remember.

The film isn't perfect and does have a small fault or two which robbed it of a five star status. Liar Liar has a somewhat slow beginning that may put some off, a few scenes were not that funny, and the ending (for me at least) was a bit of a disappointment.

While it's not the greatest film I've seen in my life, it's still an entertaining one, and as comedies go it sure delivers. Liar Liar is one that will make you laugh. I would recommend this film to you if your a fan of Jim Carrey, or somebody who wishes to see the consequences of what would happen if a lawyer couldn't lie.
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on 21 January 2009
Fletcher (Carrey) is having difficulty seeing his son, putting his career first. On his birthday his son Max (Cooper) wishes that Fletcher can't tell a lie for a whole day.

Jim Carrey has always been a comic genius. From the wonderfully daft Ace Ventura to the insane Mask, the actor has been pleasing audiences for years. On seeing Yes Man in cinemas recently, I couldn't help but feel he has out grown that wonderful slapstick nature he produced so easily.

Many have critics have said that recent flick is this 1997 picture all over again, only with a bungee jump and a Terrance Stamp lecture thrown in, and in all honesty, that really is the case, though this is thankfully funnier.

With an inevitable ending and a central character who has to overcome a difficulty for everything to be alright again this is conventional cinema at its most obvious. But, and it's a big but, Carrey has taken his comic ability and thrust that into the central character which will please fans and his Fletcher feels like a somebody, more because he knows he is a bad father.

The issue of parenting is brought up frequently, though far from significant as it was in other comedies like Ferris Bueller's Day off. Thanks to the encoding of this important issue, the story itself feels important, but then it is still lost on cinematic stereotyping and conventional story. As good as the comedy is to; the shine falls on that instead of the important issue of parenthood.

Justin Cooper is really good as Max, a young lad who wants a strong role model. The supporting cast otherwise offers no surprises with everyone as predictable as next Easter.

The narrative with its predictable nature still surprises every so often. There are some sharp moments and Carrey's funny nature maintains likability. His humour is the only reason to carry on watching. The first ten minutes or so are incredibly unfunny by his standard so hang on in there for some great slapstick and insulting comedy.

To be fair the narrative offers up a twist towards the end, but this appears as an attempt to preach to an audience already lost in the comic nature of the film. Kudos of including it though as most comedies round off straight away.

Liar Liar, though consistently predictable, has a charm and a likability that can't be ignored and though the preaching of parenthood is obscured by the comedy, it still feels important.

7/10
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 26 March 2011
Flethcher Reade {Jim Carrey} is a sharp tongued attorney for whom lying has become second nature. When his son Max finally gets fed up of Fletcher breaking his promises to him, he makes a birthday wish that his dad can't lie for 24 hours. This creates monumental problems for Fletcher at work, especially as he has a big case in court today.

A delightful premise is executed with boundless energy by Carrey, who clearly revels in the chance to show his flair for berserker visual comedy. Some may say over acting, others will say comic genius, either way there is no getting away from the fact that Carrey's brand of high energy, rubber faced comedy is marketable box office product. There has been an annoying trend in some of his movies where his antics have just engulfed the film, leaving no room for anything, or anyone else, to breathe. That's not the case here tho. The family arc is well treated, and well acted by Justin Cooper & Maura Tierney as Fletcher's son & ex-wife respectively. While the lawyer/court room based story provides plenty of scope that is utilised to get its messages over. It's all silly nonsense of course, but even as the film drifts into treacle pudding territory, the laughs continue to outweigh the moments of froth. Be sure to stay for the outtakes during the closing credits; joyous. 7/10
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on 17 June 2000
This man makes a film. His face, his movements, his improvisations, his entire way of acting are enough to carr(e)y »Liar Liar« and make it a very funny movie about an in fact interesting philosophical issue.
I CAN'T LIE! Buy this. And laugh your way through it. There's no other way.
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on 30 June 2014
jim carey plays a lawyer whose wife has left him and his son is soon to be taken to another city,on his sons birthday the little boy wishes that for one day his dad must tell the truth,unbe known to his dad who is fighting for $2.5million dollar settlement for his client everything he says is the truth from calling his collleages and box allsorts (no bad language) and realizes what his son has done and tries to make his son take back the wish which he cant ,a hilariouse filn for all the family
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VINE VOICEon 21 September 2003
Really funny and like I said in the title - only one of two of his films I can watch. This is Carrey at his best - not always rubber-faced and leaping around. There are some instances of fantastic farce and some of heart-rending poignancy. This film makes you realise just how much human beings rely on lies - from the little white variety to major untruths!

Simply brilliant. Buy it and have a really good "belly laugh!"
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