Video Essay: Liar Liar and the Importance of Family

Kentucker Audley, the internet's most insightful video essayist, delves deep into the complexities of Jim Carrey's 1997 classic.

Every once in a while, an actor will come around who is so funny that he can practically carry a movie with his awesome funny faces and terrific physical moments. Jim Carrey is one such actor. It’s almost as if he’s been sent to us by the gods of comedy to brighten up our lives by the sheer force of laughter. In this movie, Liar Liar, he also shows us that he can been serious sometimes too, like when he’s sad that his son doesn’t like him anymore. Speaking of his son, that’s really what this movie is all about. It’s about the importance of family, even though it’s a little messed up because Jim Carrey is divorced, and he’s a huge liar. That is, until his son does something very sneaky, which is putting a curse on his own dad that makes him have to tell the truth for one day. As you can imagine, this puts him in a lot of hot water because he relies on lying so much throughout his life. Well anyway, I hope you enjoy my video essay on this funny and emotional movie directed by the Farrelly brothers.

Kentucker Audley is a filmmaker, film programmer, actor and Movies hat salesman. His latest film, Strawberry Mansion (co-directed with Albert Birney), premiered at Sundance 2021. His previous directorial effort, Sylvio (also co-directed with Albert Birney), debuted at SXSW and was named one of the Best 10 Movies of The Year by The New Yorker. As an actor, he’s starred in indie films such as Christmas, Again and Sun Don’t Shine. He also founded NoBudge and Movies Brand.