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Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  21 March 1997 (USA)
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A fast track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after the lawyer turns his son down for the last time.


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Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his favorite young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for missing his own son's birthday party. But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn't tell a lie. When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie. Uh-oh for Fletcher! Written by Anthony Pereyra <>

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Would I lie to you? See more »


Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for sex related humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Menteur menteur  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,423,025 (USA) (21 March 1997)


$181,395,380 (USA) (10 October 1997)

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Max's teacher is reading to her class a story from Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham". Jim Carrey later played title characters in Seuss-based movies How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Horton Hears a Who! (2008). See more »


When Fletcher is chasing the 747 down the runway, the plane is almost ready to take off. This means it is still taxiing to the end of the runway, giving Fletcher more than enough time to keep up with it and stop it. The call saying they are ready to take off comes right before Fletcher throws the shoe, which would've put it at that impossible speed. See more »


Fletcher: Is this guy right for you? I mean, he's just so, not me!
Audrey: Yes, that's one of his best qualities.
Fletcher: Yeah, but he's kind of, magoo... I'm sorry.
Audrey: You're wrong! I mean, sometimes, maybe yes, he is a litte bit...
Fletcher: Magoo!
Audrey: Yes.
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Gotta love the concept
20 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Jim Carrey is an attorney, who finds putting his family before his work to be a tough challenge, when he fails to show up at his son's birthday party; his son make a wish that prevents him from lying. With a huge career changing case that is based solely on lies about to go to trial, he is stuck in an unfamiliar position, that may just change his life.

Jim Carrey is on top form for this one, giving one of his most hilarious performances to date, he is well supported by the likes of Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz and Amanda Donohue, and the winning concept of the movies theme realises its potential.

7/10 Great fun

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