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FULL SYNOPSIS

An attorney who tells the truth for 24 hours straight? This has got to be the movies! Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer obsessed with his career, and he's devoted his life to bending the truth to his advantage. This habit has broken up his marriage to Audrey (Maura Tierney) and isn't doing much good for his relationship with his young son Max (Justin Cooper). Fletcher repeatedly promised Max that he'll be there for Max's eighth birthday party, but when an important assignment comes up at work, Fletcher calls Audrey and makes an excuse so flimsy that even Max can see through it. When it comes time to blow out the candles on his cake, Max makes a wish: that his Dad could go just one day without telling a lie. Suddenly, Max finds himself physically incapable of saying anything that isn't true -- which, given the divorce settlement case he's just been handed, is going to make his next day in court very interesting indeed. While designed to show off a warmer and more likable side of Jim Carrey's personality, Liar Liar still revels in the broad physical comedy that made Carrey a star in Ace Ventura, Pet Detective -- which makes sense, since both were directed by Tom Shadyac. Both Carrey's fans and foes will get a chuckle out of Swoosie Kurtz's tongue-in-cheek insult to the film's star in the blooper reel that runs under the final credits. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 21, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jim Carrey Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1997 Nominee

Cast

Jim Carrey
as Fletcher Reede
Maura Tierney
as Audrey Reede
Jennifer Tilly
as Samantha Cole
Swoosie Kurtz
as Dana Appleton
Amanda Donohoe
as Miranda
Anne Haney
as Greta
Jason Bernard
as Judge Marshall Stevens
Justin Cooper
as Max Reede
Krista Allen
as Woman in the Elevator
Mitchell Ryan
as Mr. Allen
Moon Jones
as Jail Guard
Cary Elwes
as Jerry
Randall "Tex" Cobb
as Skull
Chip Mayer
as Kenneth Falk

Crew

Tom Shadyac
Director
Brian Grazer
Producer
Stephen Mazur
Screenwriter
Paul Guay
Screenwriter
Russell Boyd
Cinematographer
John Debney
Songwriter
Don Zimmerman
Editor
Linda de Scenna
Production Designer
Richard Toyon
Art Director
James D. Brubaker
Executive Producer
Michael Bostick
Executive Producer
Thomas Betts
Set Designer
Colin de Rouin
Set Designer
Ric Mcelvin
Set Designer
Judy Ruskin
Costume Designer
Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound/Sound Designer
Josh King
First Assistant Director
Junie Lowry-Johnson
Casting
Ron Surma
Casting
Mickey Gilbert
Second Unit Director
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