For “Liar Liar’s” twenty year anniversary, I wrote about why the film has endured and why it remains one of Jim Carrey’s best comedies for The Young Folks.

You can find an excerpt from my feature below.

Jim Carrey has always been over the top in his comedic roles, see: Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber. But what makes Liar Liar one of his standout comedic performances is the fact that there is a moral to the story and it’s centered around his character being a good father and loving his son enough to tell him the truth. In every scene, Carrey’s eyes gleam with a childish glee that fits the tone of the film. His spontaneity is magnified rather than limited by the boundaries of the film. And the film has boundaries, but Carrey is able to unleash his comedic insanity while still allowing the story to remain grounded in its themes.

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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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