Liar Liar [WS] [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1997]

Jim Carrey learns about the truth the hard way in the Universal comedy Liar Liar. Universal has done an excellent job on this title, starting with a very nice 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. The colors and flesh tones boast strong patterns with no fading or bleeding present. Edge enhancement is kept to a minimum with the black levels looking very solid and dark. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and is not quite as impressive as the video portions of the disc. While there are instances of directional effects, they're kept to a bare minimum and used sparingly. Some distortion is heard in the dialogue at higher volumes, though most of the effects and music are clear and concise. Also included on this disc is a French Dolby 2.0 track, as well as English captions. This version of Liar Liar is a collector's edition and includes a few decent extra features, including a mildly funny commentary track by director Tom Shadyac, as well as a short featurette titled "Bridging The Comedy Chasm," featuring interviews with the cast and crew of the film. Finally, there is a short reel of outtakes and deleted scenes, some production notes, a few cast and crew biographies, web links, a still gallery, and theatrical trailers for Liar Liar, Patch Adams, and The Nutty Professor.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.65 out of 5 stars.
4.6
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (92 out of 95)

Special Features

  • Bridging the comedy chasm
  • Feature commentary with director Tom Shadyac
  • Deleted scene
  • Photo gallery
  • Outtakes
  • Production notes
  • Cast and filmmakers
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Universal web links

Synopsis

Liar Liar
An attorney who tells the truth for 24 hours straight? This has got to be the movies! Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer obsessed with his career, and he's devoted his life to bending the truth to his advantage. This habit has broken up his marriage to Audrey (Maura Tierney) and isn't doing much good for his relationship with his young son Max (Justin Cooper). Fletcher repeatedly promised Max that he'll be there for Max's eighth birthday party, but when an important assignment comes up at work, Fletcher calls Audrey and makes an excuse so flimsy that even Max can see through it. When it comes time to blow out the candles on his cake, Max makes a wish: that his Dad could go just one day without telling a lie. Suddenly, Max finds himself physically incapable of saying anything that isn't true -- which, given the divorce settlement case he's just been handed, is going to make his next day in court very interesting indeed. While designed to show off a warmer and more likable side of Jim Carrey's personality, Liar Liar still revels in the broad physical comedy that made Carrey a star in Ace Ventura, Pet Detective -- which makes sense, since both were directed by Tom Shadyac. Both Carrey's fans and foes will get a chuckle out of Swoosie Kurtz's tongue-in-cheek insult to the film's star in the blooper reel that runs under the final credits. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey - Fletcher Reede
  • Maura Tierney
    Maura Tierney - Audrey Reede
  • Jennifer Tilly
    Jennifer Tilly - Samantha Cole
  • Swoosie Kurtz
    Swoosie Kurtz - Dana Appleton
  • Amanda Donohoe
    Amanda Donohoe - Miranda

Overall Customer Rating

4.6 out of 54.6
95 Reviews
97%of customers recommend this product.

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