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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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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 »

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After the car is supposedly smashed by the monster truck the mag wheels are different when it is being towed. See more »

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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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Works best for kids, but parents won't be put-down by it either
10 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Big Fat Liar is the type of movie I would've liked even more if I was younger and by that I reccomend this movie to the kids and if the parents don't want to go see Collateral Damage or Black Hawk Down or whatever, they might chuckel as well.

Frankie Muniz plays a young teen who is usually lying a lot, and when he really looses a paper for school in a movie producer's (Paul Giamatti's) limo and winds up in summer school, he decides to go with his girlfriend (Amanda Bynes) to Hollywood to confront him. But it isn't as easy as he thought for him to fess up. Giamatti's blue man scenes are some of the funniest scenes he's had in movies since Private Parts. Other scenes vary on the person, however. Grade: B


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