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After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

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A take on the classic tale 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf', this is the story of a 14-year-old boy named Jason Shephard who lies for the fun of it. He loses an important story assignment entitled 'Big Fat Liar' in movie producer Marty Wolf's limo, which Wolf then turns into a film. When Jason sees a movie preview of his story, he and his best friend Kaylee go to Los Angeles to make Wolf confess to using his story, to clear his name, and to get him out of having to attend summer school. The teen liar then has to match wits with Wolf, who also turns out to be a big liar. Written by Anna <annachan@amazon.com>

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essay | liar | school | friend | hollywood | See more »

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Two friends are about to cut one Hollywood big shot down to size. See more »


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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$88,659 (South Africa) (9 August 2002)

Gross:

$201,334 (South Africa) (30 August 2002)
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The blue dye was tattoo ink that was sprayed in several layers on his body occasionally throughout the day to keep it topped up. According to Paul Giamatti (Marty Wolf), it was fairly easy to apply, but was a bit more difficult to get off, particularly his feet, for some reason. They stayed blue for several months. See more »

Goofs

Jason Shepard liberally applies a super glue-type product to the earpiece of Wolf's cell phone hands-free set. Any type of super glue product should dry pretty quickly after it's applied. Wolf finished swimming and took a shower as well as freaked out when he saw himself. By the time he stuck the ear piece into his ear, the glue should have at least been tacky if not dry. It would have been "easily" removable. See more »

Quotes

Kaylee: [trying to explain The Catcher in the Rye to Bret] He's not literally a catcher eating rye bread, it's more of a metaphor for a state of adolescent angst.
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Move It Like This
Written by Sam Hollander, David Schommer, Steve Greenberg, Brooke Morrow, Herschel Small,
Colyn Grant, Anthony Flowers, Marvin Prosper, Patrick L. Carey, Jeffrey Chea
Performed by Baha Men
Courtesy of S-Curve Records/Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Hilarious Movie
28 February 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a hilarious movie about a kid who just wants to earn his dad's trust back. Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and especially Amanda Bynes all provide excellent performances. It's a well-written story with some very important messages. Much of it seems to be set in Universal Studios, on lots one can see during one of the tours, which makes the movie even more enjoyable. I haven't laughed this much in a long time.


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