Film Review for Liar Liar

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Hungry for wealth Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) will stop at nothing to get partner or win his cases. Looking for just the right lawyer who is willing to bend the truth to win a case, Miranda (Amanda Donohoe) discovers Fletcher is perfect for their latest divorce case. The trial happens to fall on the same day as Fletcher's son Max's (Justin Cooper) birthday. Fletcher tries to have a relationship with his son but ends up making empty promises that he can't fulfill. Knowing that this is important to his son he promises to make to it his party.

Fletcher's ex-wife Audrey (Maura Tierney) has recently found another man Jerry (Cary Elwes) who is trying to fill the missing father role in Max's life. Although Audrey appreciates what Jerry can offer there doesn't seem to be a love connection between the two of them.

Samanta Cole (Jennifer Tilly) becomes quite impressed with Fletcher when he meets with her regarding her divorce case. Miranda is equally impressed and promises him partner if he wins to big case. Miranda is so taken with Fletcher that she makes her move on him and they end up spending the night together causing Fletcher to miss his son's birthday party.


For Max's birthday he makes one simple wish that his dad won't be able to tell a lie for an entire day. When his wish is granted it turns Fletchers world upside-down. Fletcher's travels through the office and courtroom are extremely entertaining as he tells everyone he sees just what is on his mind because he is unable to tell a lie. Samantha's court case gets extremely difficult however because Fletcher knows he is defending someone he doesn't believe is being honest. He tries numerous times to get the trial postponed but is unable to lie about why he needs the case delayed.

During his day of honesty Fletcher realizes how important his son Max really is to him. Unfortunately he has let him down one too many times and Audrey has agreed to move to Boston with Jerry and start a new life there. Realizing what this means Fletcher makes one last attempt to prove his love to Max and it all culminates in the last scene.

Liar Liar is a very entertaining comedy if you are looking for laughs with a heartwarming story. The message of the film is a good one and the characters were very well cast. Liar Liar is one of the funnier Jim Carrey comedy films as it allowed him to display his physical comedy talent. The combination of Tierney, Carrey and Cooper provided a great family comedy team. Justin Cooper was recognized for his role as Max being nominated for a Young Artists Award.


Learn more about the Liar Liar movie cast and the talent that went into the film. If you are looking for more great comdies check out this list of all Jim Carrey movies. If you want some recommendations review the best Jim Carrey comedy movies.

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