Liar Liar Jim Carrey entertains himself mightily, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He plays Fletcher Reede, an unscrupulous attorney whose son makes a wish that Dad stop… Liar Liar Jim Carrey entertains himself mightily, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He plays Fletcher Reede, an unscrupulous attorney whose son makes a wish that Dad stop… PG-13 Comedy Jim Carrey Justin Cooper Tom Shadyac Jennifer Tilly Cheri Oteri Brian Grazer
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Movie Review: 'Liar, Liar' (1997)

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Details Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Jim Carrey, Justin Cooper, Tom Shadyac and Jennifer Tilly

Jim Carrey entertains himself mightily, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He plays Fletcher Reede, an unscrupulous attorney whose son makes a wish that Dad stop lying for 24 hours. The wish comes true. Suddenly, Fletcher can't lie — he becomes incapable of spitting out anything but the truth, no matter how rude or embarrassing. Carrey, tying his face in knots, is like a man in a straitjacket: The more he tries to lie, the harder the truth straps him in. The story is straight out of a Chevy Chase movie, but Liar Liar isn't a ''family'' comedy or even a real satire. Its central relationship is the one between Jim Carrey and himself. B

Originally posted Apr 04, 1997 Published in issue #373 Apr 04, 1997 Order article reprints
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