Big Fat Liar 2002 PG CC

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There's loads of big, fat fun in store when Jason (Frankie Muniz) and Kaylee (Amanda Bynes) set off on a cross-country adventure to confront a big-time Hollywood producer (Paul Giamatti).

Starring:
Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

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Big Fat Liar

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Genres Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Shawn Levy
Starring Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti
Supporting actors Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer, Donald Faison, Sandra Oh, Russell Hornsby, Michael Bryan French, Christine Tucci, Lee Majors, Sean O'Bryan, Amy Hill, John Cho, Matthew Frauman, Don Yesso, Rebecca Corry, Sparkle, Taran Killam, Alexandra Breckenridge, Ned Brower
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The movie is good clean fun for the whole family.
Dan Blankenship
Its apretty good movie, thats all I can really say and its really funny.
Helen Scott
I have two kids, 6 and 9, and they love watching this movie.
J. Houck

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Jotz on September 13, 2002
Format: DVD
OK, I only watched this film because it was shown on a recent transcontinental flight, and because I forgot my CD player, this seemed like the best option. I dreaded something out of the pits of Nickelodeon marketing bin, but ended up laughing out loud many times and disturbing my sleeping planemates.
Impressive teen actor Frankie Muniz and veteran Paul Giamatti (who are both perfectly cast in their respective roles) lock horns in classic slapstick style. Unlike the "Home Alone" movies, however, the continuous battle of pranks doesn't get old as the movie rolls along. Giamatti shines as the classic evil Hollywood type, bringing back memories of his magnificent part as Pig Vomit in "Howard Stern: Private Parts." I hate to typecast him, but he plays the role to a perfection.
Amanda Byrnes fills in nicely as the token female 'friend' of Muniz, giving the viewers a taste of gentle teen angst.
Parents, if you have kids between the ages of 10-17, then you'll have a blast watching this movie with them, airplane or no airplane.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Johnny B. Good on May 28, 2006
Format: DVD
A very enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours. This is not a back handed compliment in any way but my 5 year old was glued to the screen and at his age he's not supposed to understand all the nuances of a movie, but this movie is so simple and direct that he had no problem following it, way past his bedtime too.

It's a hark back to the times when good guys were good guys and bad guys were bad guys and you definitely tell who was who (no silly de rigeur twists). An over the top acting job for Wolfy but the character asks for no other. Nice to see Lee Majors, as a stuntman no less, no doubt many will miss the significance of that. And the wunderful(sic) Donald Faison before Scrubs.

Overall, very enjoyable for the younger and older viewers. (You see, I don't know who Amanda Byrnes and Frankie Munoz are.)
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Alec Malczynski on February 20, 2002
At first, my impression on "Big Fat Liar" was that is was nothing more than dumb, Nickelodeon kid-flick; but then I saw it. I was very surprised by how it was very funny and very entertaining. I'm a big Universal Studios fan, and this movie had A LOT of Universal stuff in it, including the imfamous backlot tour and the prop shop.
The story is very famlish, never the less, clever. Jason Shepard (TV's Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz) is a liar, straight off the bat. He lies constainly about everything, espeacialy with the whole homework excuse "My dog ate it" or "My dad is in the hospital (sniff)". But this time, his assignment was stolen...for real. While trying to get to class, he is acidentally run over (don't worry, parents. The scene is put on a cartoonish note) by a big-shot movie producer, Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti), who has been known to be a huge jerk to people. Marty offers Jason a ride to school. While the trip, Jason tell Marty about his paper homework due, title "Big Fat Liar", a story about a compulsive liar, who gets bigger each time he lies. While being dropped off, Jason forgets his paper and Marty takes it. A few months later, Jason and his best friend, Kaylee (Nickelodeon's Amanda Byrnes) go to the movies and see a trailer for a movie called "Big Fat Liar", which immediately makes Jason furious. While Jason's parents are gone on vacation fo the summer, Jason and Kaylee take a trip to Los Angeles to find Wolf and get down to business. Along the way, they befriend a actor-turned-limo driver, named Frank (Donald Adeosun Faison) and Marty's partner at the studio, Monty Kirkham (Amanda Detmer). While Jason and Kaylee find shelter at Universal Studio's Prop shop, Jason Persues in finding Marty and getting either revenge or an appology.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 12, 2002
Format: DVD
Oh My God, this movie was great! Amanda Bynes (The Amanda Show, All That) was great! Frankie (Malcom In The Middle) was great too! Remember Clueless the tv seires? The dude that played Murray is in it. It all begins when Jason Shepard(Muniz) doesn't do his paper for school. When he finally does do it, Marty Wolf takes it and makes a movie from it. When Jason finds out he want his best friend Kaylee(Bynes) to go to LA with him to get Wolf to admit that he stole the paper. When he doesn't admit it, Kaylee and Jason go to Plan B. Putting blue dye in his swimming Pool! I don't wanna give the whole movie away. I would go out and buy it before renting it. I know I did!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dan Blankenship on April 13, 2004
Format: DVD
Frankie Muniz does an excellent job making himself look like a kid who has told "one too many" lies, and now suffers "cry wolf" syndrome.
After Jason Shepherd notices a Hollywood director (he had an accident with) has stolen his English paper and turned it into a successful movie script, he (played by Muniz) sets out on a hilarious adventure to get credit for his work. The best part about the movie is I truly believe something like this has probably happened before...only the person with the stolen screenplay probably did not have the brain power of Muniz and Bynes!
The movie is good clean fun for the whole family. Amanda Bynes knows how to play to the camera, as does just about everyone involved with this movie. Paul Giamatti's "Hungry Like The Wolf Dance" as a blue-colored moron was one of the funniest scenes in a PG movie in a while.
Buy it, watch it, laugh...
GB
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P.S. If you go to the video store and it is a choice between Big Fat Liar or Lost In Translation, trust me - go with Big Fat Liar.
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