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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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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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Lindsay Lohan, who was 14 years old at the time of production, was originally signed on to play Kaylee. She dropped out shortly before filming began, deciding to take a temporary hiatus from acting for a year. She was replaced with Amanda Bynes. See more »

Goofs

When Jason finishes writing his story "Big Fat Liar", he staples the papers together, but when Marty Wolf picks it up in his limo, the papers are not stapled. Also, the writing of the title "Big Fat Liar" looks different from when we see Jason writing it (especially the "i" in "liar"). See more »

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Jason Sheperd: As much as I wanted to write my paper, I mean I really really wanted to write my paper I couldn't and it's because I spent all last night in Greenbury General Emergancy room. See, my mom made Swedish meatballs for dinner. It'd my dad's favorite and he was so excited he accidently swallowed one whole. It was awful. He started choking, his face turned purple.The meatball was litterly bulging out of his neck. We rushed to the ER. I kept trying to write my paper in the waiting room but it was too ...
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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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