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Liar Liar
ID:
1997
Comments:
Director: Tom Shadyac
Screenplay: Stephen Mazur
Producer: Michael Bostick
Cast: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Cary Elwes, Anne Haney
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 86
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Anamorphic Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English
Features:
Studio:  Universal Studios DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Oct 1999 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$12.98]
Purchase: 
Reviews:  Jim Carrey is back in top form after his disastrous outing in "The Cable Guy". As a lawyer who becomes physically unable to tell a lie for 24 hours after his son makes a magical birthday wish, Carrey learns a few brutal truths about the real meaning of life. There is very little plot, but Carrey's rubbery contortions and slapstick trickery provide just enough humor to keep you interested in this breezy bit of escapism. Not aided in this film by pets or animation, Carrey manages to do amazing and unique things with very simple props. He is also more in control of his acting than before. He is still over the top, but remains believable in some of the lower-energy scenes. An added plus is that the comedy is not as coarse as we've come to expect from him. "--Rochelle O'Gorman"


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