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. Unfortunately for Fletcher the court date is the same day as his son Max’s (Justin Cooper) birthday party. 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.
Trying to move on after their divorce, Audrey (Maura Tierney), Fletcher’s ex-wife, has started a relationship with Jerry (Cary Elwes). 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. Max’s wish is granted and this is where the movie gets quite funny. 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. Fletcher makes one final attempt to show his son how much he means to him in a wild scene which will make you laugh.
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. This is one of the better Jim Carrey comedy movies as the role of Fletcher really suited his talents at physical comedy. Maura Tierney played off Carrey wonderfully and Justin Cooper did a remarkable acting job as Max. Justin was nominated for a Young Artists Award for his role as Max.
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