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Big Fat Liar (2002)

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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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,554,015 (USA) (8 February 2002)

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$47,811,275 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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Marty Wolf tells Jason that he'll tell his father he wrote Erin Brockovich and Saving Private Ryan. Much like the movie within the movie, both films were inspired by true stories. (Though the events of Saving Private Ryan are fictional, it was loosely inspired by a similar event during WW2.) See more »

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The headline in Variety uses the word "Prez" to refer to the new president of the studio. Variety would always use "Prexy", not "Prez". See more »

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Jason Sheperd: Mrs. Caldwell... Can I call you Phyllis?
Mrs. Phyllis Caldwell: No.
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References The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

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Written by A. Anderson, S. Gaines
Performed by Zion I (as Zion-I)
Courtesy of Live Up Records
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I got drug along, but it wasn't bad
11 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'll admit that if I didn't have kids, I never would have seen this film and would never see it. But, considering all the rotten kids movies I have seen (such as SPY KIDS 2 or BABE: PIG IN THE CITY), this is a significant improvement. And, it had enough in it that I wasn't totally bored out of my skull or contemplated suicide (something I did repeatedly in the other two movies). Sure, the performances are pretty broad and the plot is kinda silly--but it IS a kids film. And, compared with other films in the genre, this is definitely better than average. Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bines actually appear to have some talent and probably will continue to have careers after puberty--at least on infomercials or doing voice-overs.

So, if you are looking for a film to see with your kids, you certainly could do a lot worse!


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