• Big Fat Liar (2002)

Big Fat Liar

Release Date: February 8th, 2002

DVD Release Date: September 24th, 2002

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd (Frankie Muniz), who has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti) stole his class paper and turned it into a blockbuster hit movie, "Big Fat Liar." Traveling to Los Angeles with his best friend Kaylee (Amanda Bynes), Jason tries to break into show business -- literally. Through a hilarious series of pranks and ruses, Jason brings one of Hollywood's most powerful producers to his knees.

Cast: Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer, Donald Faison, Lee Majors, Sandra Oh, Russell Hornsby

Director: Shawn Levy

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: Mediastram Film, Tollin/Robbins Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Los Angeles , Underdog , Friendship , Best friend , Hilarious , Lighthearted , Rivalry , 2000s , Quest , Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A surprisingly entertaining movie -- one of those good-hearted comedies like "Spy Kids" where reality is put on hold while bright teenagers outsmart the best and worst the adult world has to offer. It's ideal for younger kids, and not painful for their parents. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    Plays so flat, so to close its "movie message" formula, that it seems as if we've seen this movie before. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A harmless and mildly amusing family comedy. show more

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