Lying, as our parents reminded us when we were children, was not a wise choice.
What happens when the ones we love the most make a wish so we cannot lie?
That the premise of the Jim Carrey 1997 movie Liar Liar. Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer with a penchant for fudging the truth. While lying has helped his career grow, it killed his marriage to Audrey (Maura Tierney). Audrey is so fed up with Fletcher that she is on the verge of taking their son Max (Justin Cooper) and moving out town with her boyfriend, Jerry (Cary Elwes). When Fletcher misses his son’s birthday, Max makes a wish that his father cannot lie for 24 hours. With an important case in his hands and his career on the line, Fletcher must find a way to salvage his relationship with his son while winning his case. All this must be done without lying.
This movie was an interesting one for Jim Carrey. While he still partially relied on the same zany acting that made him a star, this movie is a transition to the more serious acting that he would attempt in the next few years.
I recommend it.