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      Liar Liar

      PG-13 Released Mar 21, 1997 1 hr. 27 min. Comedy List
      83% 63 Reviews Tomatometer 75% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Despite its thin plot, Liar Liar is elevated by Jim Carrey's exuberant brand of physical humor, and the result is a laugh riot that helped to broaden the comedian's appeal.

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      Audience Member Lying never solved anything especially for Fletcher Director Tom Shadyac makes one Jim Carrey's biggest comedies of the 1990s Here he plays a lawyer that's so caught up in his job he forgets about his ex wife and son's needs on a daily basis Fletcher has so much going on he has no choice but to lie to make up for it His son Max for his birthday is so desperate to have his father back that he makes a wish; for an entire day Fletcher cannot lie This turns into a big nightmare for him as he can't get through one second of it getting him into trouble Worse is that his firm assigns him a case for him to avoid telling the truth But maybe Fletcher could learn from all the fibs he's been making up Jim Carrey utilizes his comic timing in every way here even with a premise as simple as this A man who bends the truth to his will goes through the ultimate ordeal coming to terms with his actions Even the custody case he's working on gives him a sense of clarity of how his own role as a parent is The music is all kinds of wacky with Carrey doing physical movements every chance he gets This ends up being more entertaining than you'd think Everyone lies but there's a limit, telling the truth is risky but noble, we can't manipulate the system to our own needs, children are not leverage Thin plot aside Jim Carrey shines his best here and he's an actual human we care about going from selfish to lovable and redeeming The man's performance tickling the funny bone is infectious after 25 years Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/21/24 Full Review James A Especially recommended for those who doubted the legitimacy of Jim Carrey's star-power in the '90s. Wisely, Liar Liar keeps the main focus on comedy instead of reaching for drama. But the screenplay still manages to sprinkle in a few effective "serious" moments...to go with all the laughs. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review Igor S Even nearly 30 years later, after watching it for the 100th time, Liar Liar is still funny. On top of that, it also manages to convey a positive message about lying and broken promisses, while also making you think how the world would be, if people said what they are truly thinking all the time, instead of speaking through the filters that society and survival needs impose on us all. It only works because of Jim Carrey's once in a generation talent though. Anyone else in this movie and the mediocre story would quickly impose itself over the comedy. It once again proves why he is one of the best to ever do it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Brianna B One of Jim Carrey's best comedies Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/24 Full Review Daniel B Liar Liar es agradable de ver gracias a Jim Carrey, es uno de los poco actores que puede hacer a cualquier película divertida y nada tediosa; y esta película no es la excepción su personaje Over The Top es increíble, teniendo un gran contraste el situar a un personaje tan fuera de sí en el mundo real (cómo los clásicos personajes de Jim Carrey) es una fórmula que no caduca. La trama es muy circular y aunque al final tenga algunas sorpresas desde la presentación ya conoces la motivación del protagonista y su impedimento que tendrá que superar; siendo un abogado que por estar inmenso en su trabajo perdió su matrimonio y ahora podría perder el estar cera de su hijo cuando sale la posibilidad de que el nuevo novio de su exesposa los lleve fuera de la ciudad. El dilema moral del personaje se centra en la mentira, siendo esta clave en el conflicto interno de Fletcher, y el cómo el usarla excesivamente ha hecho que haya defraudado a todos los cercanos a él. Hasta que nuevamente al no cumplir sus promesas hacen que en el cumpleaños de su hijo pida cómo deseo el que su padre sea honesto por un día. Siendo en el segundo acto donde se establecen todas las trabas que ello podría conllevar, pudiendo ser una crítica de lo superficial y mundano del contacto humano en la sociedad actual, y cómo todos de cierta manera somos actores a la hora de expresarnos con otras personas, que tan honestos somos en el día a día y trayendo la interrogante del que tan honestos en verdad tenemos que ser, ya que si ambas son llevadas al extremo pueden hacer que lastimemos a otros, y me parece que ahí es dónde está el motor de la película, el situar la verdad y la mentira en un punto medio, siendo más realista que el inclinarse por lo "correcto" que en teoría tendría que ser la verdad. Pero siento que la película se vuelve interesante cuando plantea los diferentes escenarios en los que tenemos que pre disponernos a tener una respuesta adecuada para cada situación ya sea en verdad en lo que estamos pensando o en lo que se supondría que tendríamos que decir, ya sea por beneficio nuestro o para no hacer sentir mal a otras personas. En el tercer acto la película se desarrolla para llegar a una resolución del conflicto más "convencional". Aprendiendo la lección el protagonista, dejando der ser egoísta y sínico y recuperando a su familia por ser una mejor versión de si mismo. Y lo reitero, es simple, pero funciona. La película no busca ser más de lo que puede ser y aunque podríamos encasillara me parece que siempre hacen falta películas así, simples que directamente se centren en el conflicto y tengan una resolución favorable tanto para el espectador cómo para los personajes en sí. La Película podrá pecar de ser en extremo plana y sin una evolución más precisa con su protagonista y dejando a personajes secundarios con estereotipos en su actuar cómo buenos o malos sin una profundidad real, pero está bien, la trama sabe cómo empatizar con el espectador y funciona, es entretenida y el carisma de Jim Carrey es lo suficientemente atractivo para hacer que te pases un buen rato sin pretensiones, simplemente una película para pasar un buen rato. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Dean C One of Jim Carrey's best performances. Watching his films like this one makes me realise how unique of an actor he is and that no one else could pull off his style. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Paul Tatara CNN.com I would tell you that this is a loud, obvious, one-joke movie, but most of you would run out and pony up the eight bucks to see it anyway. Apr 7, 2020 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Pretty funny, at least during those moments when it doesn't turn into goo. Apr 7, 2020 Full Review Duane Byrge Hollywood Reporter Carrey has never been better - that is to say funnier, or more controlled. He's reached a higher performance plateau here, playing a real human being we care about rather than a goon figure. Mar 21, 2017 Full Review Wayne Broadway Black Girl Nerds Its not just Carrey as a comedic performer that makes this movie so enjoyable, its him as a very flawed, but very loving, father. Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 5, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy There are several moments of inspired lunacy on full display. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 22, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a briskly-paced comedy that relies heavily on Carrey's unabashedly (and occasionally overbearingly) broad performance to propel the thin, overly familiar narrative forward... Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 19, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Tom Shadyac
      Executive Producer
      Michael Bostick, James D. Brubaker
      Screenwriter
      Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]
      Production Co
      Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 21, 1997, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 18, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $181.4M
      Sound Mix
      DTS-ES, Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm, Flat (1.85:1)
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