Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a money hungry lawyer who desperately wants to make partner in his firm. When Reede convinces the firm that he is ready to represent Samantha Cole (Jennifer Tilly) in her case against her husband, his career appears to be on the fast track. The case happens to be on the birthday of his son Max (Justin Cooper), who Fletcher has let down on a number of occasions by not fulfilling his promises. When Fletcher misses his birthday party, Max wishes that his dad would not be able to lie for an entire day. When Fletcher realizes that he cannot tell a lie his life and job become very interesting. In the process of trying to make it through the day Fletcher realizes that the only truly important thing in his life is his son.
Liar Liar is a great comedy and a very compelling story about a man who eventually finds himself. The film was recognized for it comedic value by receiving a number of nominations and awards which are listed below:
1998 – ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards – Top Box Office Films – John Debney
1998 – Blockbuster Entertainment Award – Favorite Actor – Comedy – Jim Carrey
1998 – MTV Movie Award – Best Comedic Performance – Jim Carrey
1998 – People’s Choice Award – Favorite Comedy Motion Picture
1998 – Blockbuster Entertainment Award – Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy – Justin Cooper
1998 – Blockbuster Entertainment Award – Favorite Supporting Actress – Comedy – Jennifer Tilly
1998 – Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical – Jim Carrey
1998 – Kids’ Choice Awards – Favorite Movie
1998 – Kids’ Choice Awards – Favorite Movie Actor – Jim Carrey
1998 – Young Artist Award – Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Under – Justin Cooper
Liar Liar was just one of the three Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Jim Carrey won for Favorite Actor – Comedy. The other Jim Carrey comedy movies that won him this award were How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. If you are looking to learn more check out this article on the Liar Liar movie cast or the hilarious Liar Liar movie quotes.