Liar Liar

6.91 h 27 min1997X-RayPG-13
A shady lawyer, through a wish from his young son, is compelled to tell the truth - no matter what the situation - with hilarious results! From the director of "The Nutty Professor" and "Bruce Almighty."
Tom Shadyac
Chip MayerRandall (Tex) CobbRandall ''Tex'' Cobb
English [CC]
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Jim CarreyMaura TierneyJennifer TillySwoosie KurtzAmanda DonohoeJason BernardMitchell RyanAnne HaneyJustin CooperRandall CobbCary Elwes
Brian Grazer
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Ohio Horticulture GuyReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2020
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This took me straight back to laughing at Carrey as a kid. Wife and I watched it and I was excited but had that little worry in the back of my mind that it wouldn't be as funny as an adult as it was when I was a kid. WRONG. Laughed my tail off. Good film.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on October 4, 2021
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Jim Carrey at the top of his game
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On his birthday Justin Cooper wishes that his dad Jim Carrey can’t lie anymore. That completely changes Carrey’s life who is a consummate BSer. That’s when the laughs in Liar Lair really take off as Carey expresses his every inner thought to everyone he runs into which are usually very embarrassing. Of course Carrey mixes in some physical comedy as well which he was always so good at such as when he tries to say a blue pen is red and it turns on him. In the end this is a family film as Carrey tries to win his son back who he has estranged for being such a bad dad who never tells the truth. If you want to see Carrey at the top of his game Liar Liar is a good start.
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krissyjReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2021
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Okay, don't invite over your pastor for this one... But hey, this is Jim Carrey at his finest!! This has to be my favorite Jim Carrey movie of all time! So funny! Not the best for moral quality so you may not show it to your church youth group. But excellent DVD quality and insanely hilarious! Highly recommend! A+++
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CaptainAmerica1944Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2016
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This movie is incredible and it is at the pinnacle of Jim Carrey's career. It is a great story that also has a serious tone when it touches on what the impact of divorce can have on a family. A hilarious movie with some of the best lines in 90s comedy.
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Robert SchafferReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2014
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Funny film, poor quality disc.
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The film was a pretty funny Jim Carrey vehicle suitable for the entire family. The concept is that a man's son makes a birthday wish (which comes true) preventing his father (Jim Carrey) from being able to tell an untruth. The problem is that the father of this child is a lawyer. Keeping in mind the old joke: "How can you tell when a lawyer is lying? His lips are moving", you can see how this could become quite an untenable situation for a man in his particular profession.

When all of this takes place, Jim Carrey's character is in the middle of a major court case where honesty is the opposite of what he needs in order to win. Soon a whole collection of humorous situations arise as a result of his inability to lie to friends, co-workers, bosses, judges, spouse, etc.

Although the film was an entertaining comedy, I must report that Universal has done a pretty sub-standard job with the video quality of this disc. I looks like a standard definition DVD, not like an HD DVD should (and, by the way, I should mention that the bluray looks no better than the HD DVD does).

When it comes to Universal Studios titles, some of their discs look absolutely spectacular and others took pretty darned terrible--and there seems to be no way to tell which of the two it will be without first buying the disc, putting it into your player and just plain seeing what it looks like.

This is one of the lesser quality ones. So, be warned that if you already have the DVD and are looking to upgrade the picture quality, you may be disappointed by either the HD DVD or the bluray version; stick with what you've already got unless Universal does a full remaster first. On the other hand, if you don't have this movie at all--and you can get the hi-def version at virtually the same price as the DVD--you may as well go for it.
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GladacyaReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2021
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Good movie..!
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The topic of the movie is good and Jim Carey does a great job as the lead actor..! I have watched it several times and it is still funny to me. There is at least one scene that I wish that they had left out as it was not needed to make this a good movie, but I guess it makes the portrayal more true to the character of a habitual liar. Other than that, I would recommend.
ViReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
I liked the the concept and fun
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I liked the the concept and fun. I liked the concept about love for family and family reunion. I liked how it promoted honesty. While Jim was lying he was having a good carrier. But when he stopped lying he thought he will fail in carrier. But later even after he lost his job he had chance to improve his life because of the love his son and wife.
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LaymanReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2017
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90s Comedy Classic
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Watched via HD rental. Great quality. Now on to the film review. This is quintessential 90s gold. About a hundred movies came out in that decade about arrogant dads who never paid attention to their kids. Basic story. But this film has Jim Carrey, who elevates every scene to comic absurdity. In 2017 this movie is still genuinely hilarious, even with some two dimensional side characters and a cloying score. Jim Carrey gives his all in this film. His passion and comedy are universal and hopefully will continue to stand the test of time.
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