Liar Liar

Liar Liar

DVD - 1999
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Fletcher Reed is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday cake, he has just one wish-- that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his biggest asset-- his mouth-- has become his biggest liability.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal, [1999]
Edition: DVD.
ISBN: 9780783235073
Branch Call Number: COMEDY 791.4361 LIAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Nov 14, 2018

Attorney, Fletch Reede, (Jim Carrey) is an ace within the courtroom. His dishonesty developed throughout his career ruins his relationships with his family. His wife, Audrey (Maura Tierney) left him for a man who she can depend on. Fletch also continues to break his promises to his young son, Max (Justin Cooper). Max then wishes on his birthday that his dad would stop lying for 24 hours. Of course, within this time is a career determining court case. I enjoyed this movie, it wasn’t one of my favourites but it came along with a lot of good humour and good overall message. Again, placing the importance of honestly and family within one’s life which is also important. 3.5/5 stars @EffyStonem of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.

4/5 stars Liar Liar is a 1997 classic comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac, starring Jim Carrey as a lawyer who loses the ability to lie. The movie is almost solely carried on the back of Carrey, as the thin plot could not support much by itself. If you are looking for a party of laughs, this is the movie to watch. This was the second Jim Carrey film I had seen after Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and I thoroughly enjoyed that film so I had high expectations for this movie. I was not disappointed, Carrey’s unique blend of physical comedy with excellent line delivery makes him one of the funniest actors ever. The movie is written perfectly around Carrey’s captivating presence. He steals all the scenes that he is in and this plot is written around the fact that his performance is all that anyone will be watching. He plays less of a dumb goon in this movie that he does in Dumb and Dumber, making him likable as his sillier side is somewhat reined in. For anyone looking for a (somewhat) family-friendly comedy, this is classic that everyone should see. @Joaquin of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

ArapahoeStaff6 Mar 23, 2018

This was (is) one of my favorite movies. I watched it so many times when I was younger, and looking back there are a lot of jokes that went right over my head. I get them now though!

Sep 30, 2016

Jim Carrey does it once again! This is comedy at its finest. It’s so funny! The story is pretty simple. It's basically about a lawyer who can't lie. Jim Carrey is a lawyer and his job naturally requires him to do a lot of lying. Due to his job, he frequently breaks the promises he makes to his son. His son tired of all this makes a birthday wish and for a day his dad could only speak the truth. The wish comes true and here's where all the fun starts. A must watch!!!

Nov 28, 2013

This is a very good movie, and ghee acting is terrific!

Feb 17, 2012

Very funny. One of Carrey's better comedies.

Aug 11, 2011

Typical Jim Carrey comedy. Hiliarious. Lots of laughs.

Jan 18, 2009

If you like Jim Carrey movies, you will love this one too. Expressive Carrey cannot lie and gets himself in a lot of trouble, but we all know
that honesty is the best.
If you want to laugh see this one.

Jan 17, 2009

No overacting here... yeah right, well at least no animals were harmed or impersonated in any way. Carrey as the original "yes" man.


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Jan 12, 2015

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