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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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Storyline

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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Big Fat Liar is an extremely funny comedy, filed whit nonstop action and hilarious pranks. See more »


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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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8 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,554,015, 10 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,811,275, 7 April 2002
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Trivia

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 some of the events of Saving Private Ryan are fictional, it was loosely inspired by a similar event during WW2.) Another reason why Marty Wolf at least mentioned Saving Private Ryan is probably because he was in that movie before Big Fat Liar. See more »

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When Marty gets ready to go swimming, he hits a switch to turn on the music. The switch is shown both "on" and "off" after that. See more »

Quotes

Grandma Pearl: Who's there? I got a gun!
Brett: [attempting to be Kaylee, but fails] It's just Kaylee, Grandma.
Grandma Pearl: Kaylee? You can't be Kaylee. My, you've gotten so tall, and muscular.
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Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

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Mind Blow
Written by A. Anderson, S. Gaines
Performed by Zion I (as Zion-I)
Courtesy of Live Up Records
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A Harmless Fun Little Movie
2 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Jason Shepherd(Frankie Muniz) is known for always lying to keep himself out of trouble. When he doesn't complete his big english assignment, his teacher says that he has three hours to complete it or he will fail and go to summer school. Jason has a great imagination and he writes a story that's tilted "Big Fat Liar". On the way to hand in his assignment, he gets a ride from a famous hollywood producer Marty Wolf(Paul Giamatti) but unfortunately he forgets his english assignment. in the car, fails and has to go to summer school. He tries to convince his parent and teacher what really happened to his assignment but nobody believes him. A few months after, there is a big blockbuster hit coming out tilted "Big Fat Liar" that's supposedly been written and produced by Marty Wolf. Jason notices that the movie is based on his english paper and that Marty Wolf has stolen his story. Now along with his cute friend Kaylee(Amanda Bynes) Jason will travel to Los Angeles and try to convince everybody what a big fat liar Marty Wolf is. I thought this was a harmless fun little movie. It's nothing special but it has a couple of jokes and it's pretty entertaining. It's more for the younger audience but I still found it to be somewhat enjoyable. I would give Big Fat Liar 6/10


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