Big Fat Liar

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"Two friends are about to cut one Hollywood big shot down to size."
  • PG
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.5  (39,194)
  • 36

Big Fat Liar is a family comedy film from 2002 directed by Shawn Levy. The movie follows the story of Jason Shepherd (Frankie Muniz), a young and ambitious junior high school student who loves writing stories. One day, Jason skips school to pitch his idea for a movie to a sleazy Hollywood producer named Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti). However, after stealing Jason's story for his own movie, Marty lies and denies having heard or read Jason's script. Crushed, Jason decides to take revenge on Marty and prove that he's telling the truth.

Together with his best friend Kaylee (Amanda Bynes), Jason travels to Los Angeles to confront Marty and shame him in front of everyone. The two young protagonists find themselves in all sorts of hilarious and adventurous situations as they try to get their story out and clear Jason's name. Along the way, they team up with a limo driver named Frank Jackson (Russell Hornsby) and enlist the help of various movie executives, directors, and actors.

As Jason and Kaylee pose as assistants to Marty, they uncover his treacherous ways and even learn that he has stolen and ruined the careers of many other aspiring writers. With the help of Frank and an all-star cast of Hollywood figures, including Amanda Detmer, Lee Majors, and Jaleel White, Jason and Kaylee attempt to outsmart Marty and get justice. Their antics lead them to break into a studio lot, climb a billboard, and even skydive into a movie premiere.

Throughout the movie, Jason learns about the value of hard work, perseverance, and creativity. He also realizes that his friendship with Kaylee is more important than fame or revenge. Meanwhile, Marty Wolf learns that karma can be a real witch and that stealing ideas is never worth it.

The movie features many iconic scenes and quotes that have since become classics in pop culture. For example, the blueberry incident, where Marty gets covered in blue paint by accident, is a hilarious and memorable moment that showcases Paul Giamatti's physical comedy skills. Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes also give outstanding performances as two young actors who can hold their own against seasoned veterans.

Overall, Big Fat Liar is a fun and entertaining family film that appeals to all ages. It has a great message about honesty and integrity, and it also shows the importance of chasing your dreams and never giving up. The movie's excellent cast, witty dialogue, and colorful visuals make it a delightful watch that will leave you smiling and cheering for the good guys.

Big Fat Liar is a 2002 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 36.

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    1 hr 28 min
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    5.5  (39,194)
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