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Liar Liar

Director: Tom Shadyac
Writers: Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur
Director of Photography: Russell Boyd
Editor: Don Zimmerman
Music: John Debney
Production Designer: Linda DeScenna
Producer: Brian Grazer
Universal; PG-13; 86 minutes
Release: 3/97
Cast:Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Jason Bernard, Anne Haney and Justin Cooper

It's redemption time for Carrey. After The Cable Guy flopped, many began to question Carrey's future — well, at least his $20-million paycheck. He can breathe a sigh of relief; Liar Liar is a surefire hit. Carrey is up to his old contortionist tricks, reminiscent of the good-ole-days of Ace Ventura, and he's on like never before. Feeling neglected and lonely, 5-year-old Max Reede (Cooper) wishes that his father could tell the truth for one day; Max mistakes his dad's profession as a lawyer for a liar. Max's birthday wish comes true, but the timing couldn't be worse for his workaholic father, Fletcher (Carrey), who is representing a floozie (Tilly) in a bitter divorce. Telling the truth has never been so outrageously fun. The movie also reminds us how many of those little white lies we thoughtlessly tell everyday.


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