LIAR, LIAR (12)
D: Tom Shadyac
Universal/Imagine (Brian Grazer)
W: Paul Guay & Stephen Mazur
DP: Russell Boyd
Ed: Don Zimmermann
Mus: John Debney
Jim Carrey (Fletcher Reede), Maura Tierney (Audrey Reede), Justin Cooper (Max Reede), Jennifer Tilly (Samantha Cole), Amanda Donohoe (Miranda), Cary Elwes (Jerry)
Jim Carrey is fully in his element with his rubberface act in this knockabout slapstick comedy. He plays an unscrupulous lawyer whose young son makes a birthday wish that he can't tell a lie for 24 hours, leading to near chaos as he presides over a divorce trial.
The jokes may weaken as the film progresses towards an ending of typical Hollywood schmaltz, but Carrey's boisterous performance is more than enough to entertain throughout the film's duration.