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Liar Liar (Widescreen) (Bilingual)
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In this uproarious hit from the director and producers of The Nutty Professor, comic genius Jim Carrey stars as a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar who, forced by his son's birthday wish, must tell the truth for the next 24 hours. Co-starring Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz and Amanda Donohoe. Siskel & Ebert give Liar Liar "Two thumbs up!"
Recovering from the box-office disappointment of The Cable Guy, Jim Carrey gave his fans what they wanted in this good-natured and frequently hilarious 1997 comedy. In a vehicle tailor-made for his verbal and physical antics, Carrey plays a lawyer whose penchant for prevarication is tested when his son makes a birthday wish that his father would tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth for 24 hours, so help him God! Without his daily defense of white lies, selfish fibs, and outright deception, the helpless lawyer finds himself blurting uncensored truths with total, and totally outrageous, candor. The script is clever enough to milk the premise for all it's worth, but it's Carrey's energy--particularly in a hilarious bathroom scene where he literally mugs himself to delay a trial--that keeps the movie going to its sappy happy ending. The supporting cast includes Jennifer Tilly, Cary Elwes, and Amanda Donohoe. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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So when Max makes a wish that for 24 hrs that his dad cannot tell a lie, he never expected it to actually come true. Unfortunatly in the affected 24 hours, Fletcher has a HUGE divorce case to settle and his fabricated story cannot be told.
At the same time, Max's mother Audrey has been offered a marriage proposal from her boyfriend and plans to take Max to Boston with them. Now Fletcher must deal with not being able to lie and try to change Audrey's mind before he loses Max forever.
One of Jim Carrey's best movies, it made me lol the whole time.
Lovable kid character seeks parent's affection - parent obsessed with work instead - Family about to break up ( oh no )- Parent charmed by power of inocent child - Realizes he has put ambitions before child - Parent transformed (by Love!!) - "Is it too late?" scene - At last minute family does not break up - Whew!
Hollywood template-teers trace Jim Carey onto their boiler plate
and - Hey Presto! - instant money. No problem. The LAST thing I expect when I push over my eight dollars nowadays is a good script. It was disapointing however to see Jim Carey's potential capped again.
His antics are redundant by the middle of the movie. Are people realy that easy to please?
THE GRINCH proves Carey can be top of the line with a better script and a better director. I thought Carey would be the next real movie star but this picture broke the back of that idea. His body of work is starting to look like Elvis Presley's.
Tasteless jokes and gratuitous sex, as usual, make it totaly unsuitable for traditional families.
So the genius of this movie is first the talent of Jim Carrey, but second, for kids who come to the realization of adult mendacity for the first time, it is the discovery of comedy as a way to cope. Why do adults need to lie? is a question that a kid can never figure out, and then by the time he is an adult himself (or actually a teenager), he can no longer comprehend how important the question once was. Call it innocence lost, or the socialization process.
My favorite part of the movie is the courtroom scene with Jennifer Tilly dressed oh so sluttily and her adulterous beaux looking like a model for the cover of a romance novel and Carrey in tatters in his [expensive] suit. Second would be the bathroom scene in which Carrey tries to tear himself apart (and seems to almost succeed). His flapping mouth between the toilet seat and the bowl was inspired. Give some credit to director Tom Shadyac, who managed to steer the vehicle with Carrey at the controls, and to writers, Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, who wrote some funny lines.Read more ›
Jim Carrey plays a liar.....Oops! I mean a "lawyer." Phew! Saved myself on that one. Ahem. Anyway, his son is sick of being lied to by his devorced father, so he makes a wish on his birthday....that Carrey cannot lie for one whole day. As it turns out, the wish comes true. Now he can't lie about anything and is forced to tell all to anyone who is asking. How the hell is he going to be a lawyer if he can't lie?!?! The results are all too funny to mention.
The acting is great. I really enjoyed everybody who was in this film. Jim Carrey does a lot of his physical comedy that made him famous in his "Ace Ventura" films, and his facial expressions are funnier than before. The movie also had a very good plot, for it being a comedy. Usually when I go see a comedy, I don't expect too much from the plot department, but "Liar Liar" had one and a great story to back it up.
I'm glad they decided to re-release this in widescreen. Let's hope Universal does that to others. "Ahem...hint hint: 'Happy Gilmore.' Hint hint." Also, they added lots of special features that could not be found on the previous full-screen version. The picture and sound quality was really something to see and hear.
"Liar Liar" is a hillarious movie that is bound to have you laughing until it hurts. If you like Jim Carrey, or a just a good comedy that'll make you laugh, see this movie. It's a great movie on a great DVD. A very worthy purchase.
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If you like Jim Carrey you will like this movie. Story line is better than most and it does not disappoint.Published 18 months ago by peterj