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. Jason loses an important story assignment entitled Big Fat Liar in movie producer Marty Wolfs limo, which Wolf then turns into a film. When Jason sees a movie preview of his story, he and best friend Kaylee go to Los Angeles to make Wolf confess to using Jasons story as well as to clear Jasons 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.
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Big Fat Liar is one of those movies you see because it has a funstory.That was the main reason i wanted to see it.It was worth seeing.It was whatit was made to be fun.It was also made to be funny.I did laughbutnot as much as i had hoped.I would recommened this movie to people becauseit is a lot of fun to watch. The acting in it is very good.The only reallybad actor in the movie was Amanda Bynes. I also found the hole thing withMr.Funnybone kind of dumb.But other then that this is a very lightweightmovie.I really found the scenes with Erkel very funny,even if younger kids won't really get it because he looks nothinglikeErkel anymore.In closing i would give this movie a 7 out of ten. Irecommened it to anyone trying to find a fun movie.
Just three quick questions:1. Can you imagine someone saying that Paul Giamatti is a BADactor?2. How old do you have to be to completely lose sight of the fact thatmovies for kids (you know, the kind starring Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes)are not the same as the movies that you might like?3. Is there any reason to wonder why some reviewers areunemployed?The kids are cute, the scenarios are unlikely at best, and that's what makesthem funny (c'mon...the bad guy sleeps with a monkey doll!) and the storymakes sense within the world it creates. It's not Gone With the Wind, TheGodfather (I OR II!), no. But, it's "probably" not supposed to be either.It's fun enough, even if some of the kids out there don't get it. Trustme...
Frankie Muniz stars as Jason Shepherd, an eighth grader who simply can't ever tell the truth. The opening scene of the film finds him getting to school late (after lying to his parents two or three times) working his way into the classroom through the window (with the help of friend Amanda Bynes) and then lying to his teacher about the reason he does not have his assignment. He spent all night at the hospital with his ailing father. Daddy couldn't figure out how to chew a meatball. He even has the teacher call a phone number to confirm it and lies his way through that as well. (The phone number was his cell phone)Naturally, the teacher meets his parents later that day and gives him one chance to re do the paper. He does it, is on the way to deliver it, and hits the limo of movie producer Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti). Wolf ends up with the story, makes a movie about it, and Jason now can't convince his parents that he wrote the story.This movie works primarily because Muniz is charming on the screen. It's essentially adults against kids, with Giamatti really taking a beating. He spends a large amount of the film dyed blue from head to toe because of some pranks the two teens pull on him. He has made some enemies of some adults as well, stepping on them while he has gotten to the top. When they find out the kids are after him, they all want a piece. I also liked Amanda Bynes. This is the first thing I have seen her in and she does a great job. She sticks by Jason and helps him whenever things look bleak. Watch also for a cameo by Jaleel White, the former star "Urkel". He's grown up and plays off his earlier success nicely.This movie will mostly appeal to the teen generation. It's silly fun, but harmless as well. With the number of movies targeted at teens these days that are so sexually charged, this one is just good clean fun. I recommend it.
I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Few movies these days prove to be rewatchable but Big Fat Liar is definitely one of them. As family movies go "BFL" is one of the best there is and is thoroughly enjoyable (and appropriate) for all age groups. I think our family has seen it a dozen times and it is just as funny the twelfth time as it was the first. Paul Giamatti is perfectly cast as big-shot, self-absorbed film producer Marty Wolf aka "The Wolf" aka "Wolfman" and his performance, as usual, is superb. Muniz and Bynes also give very good performances and all of the supporting actors are terrific as well.Bottom-line...watch this movie.
I thought this movie would be dumber then it turned out to be. I think Amanda Bynes and Frankie Muniz did a good job. The plot was strange but it all worked out in the end. This movie really a 3.5 but ... Oh well. This was fun-packed and predicable ... as I say again. But most movies are (if you've read my other reviews you'll understand) However, I wouldn't buy this movie because it may not be a waste of time - but it would be a waste of money if you don't wait till it comes on sale for 10 dollars. (Oh, its gonna happen one day!) But if you rent it you can watch it and then see wether you like it or not! :)
He just happens to have enough money saved up for a trip to Hollywoodand his...uh girlfriend? Amanda Binds is a cute sick kick, but youdon't really see her character develop. She just goes along with hisplans supporting him. Her character has just as many strange conviencesas Frankie's. Her parents just happened to be MIA over the summer andher old grandmother can't tell her apart from a 6ft. jock? That jock bythe way, wouldn't give back a skate board, but will live with a strangeold women and wear a dress for a few days. Also, what about hisparents? Wouldn't they notice he was missing? The villain, Marty Wolf,was a hatable guy enough, but it took him just a little too long tonotice he was BLUE! That driver was another strange convience. He justhappened to have been mistreated by Wolf, as well?
FOX's "Malcolm In The Middle" star Frankie Muniz shows a superb use of his acting talent. Amanda Bynes (Nickelodeons "The Amanda Show") is the star of the show for me, she shows comical touches as well with some true one line genious.Marty Wolf is the perfect villain with evil, yet redeemable personality features, and Muniz poseses the precious Hollywood commodity: The ability to play a typical American teenager without demanding a slap around the head.A funny, well written film, suitable for all, although older children will get some of the more subtle humour. Well worth watching.
My Take: Harmless, yet funny enough to sit through.BIG FAT LIAR is nearly a throwback to an old 1960's comedy frequentlyreleased by Disney. Surely, it ain't much different from ateenage-oriented TV show released by Nickelodeon. But despite beingjust another simple-minded, not-too-deep comedy, I found some fine andconsumable about BIG FAT LIAR. It's plain, simple fun, enjoyable andfrequently energetic. The laughs are definitely aimed at kids to olderteenagers and would deem too harmless for even the most easy-going ofadult viewers, but the film has no too little energy and innocentcharms that entertained the not-too-critical side of me.Here's your first clue that the film is a teenage TV-show extended tomovie length: The lead star is MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE's Frankie Munezstars. He plays Jason Shepard, a average-ordinary teenager who can'tlive a day in his life without stretching the truth (in short terms, hereally is a big fat liar). He also wrote a story, something he needs topass his class. Inevitably, it falls in the hands of self-centered,money-mongering Hollywood producer (reminds you of anyone?) Marty Wolf(Paul Giamatti), who finds it his next big must-see. Now Jason, who hasno one who believes in him but his best friend Kaylee(current-Nickelodeon graduated Amanda Bynes), they set off to thebig-streets of Tinseltown to get back his script, and at the same timegive good ol' Marty a little jolt, a little pay-back.The gags are frequently physical humor, which means discard all yourthoughts for some biting sense of humor or sarcasm. The satire onHollywood producers are just among the closest we'll ever get to sharp,non-physical humor. Other than that, prepare for frequent mess-ups,wild slapsticks and other humor you'd expect from a wildly hyperactive60's Disney comedy. But the difference with BIG FAT LIAR is it is quitefunny. Giamatti makes an agreeable co-star, even if I yearn for him asfront-and-center amongst co-stars Munez and others (but seeing him as amoney-hungry tycoon of Hollywood producer is fine with me). Kids andtweens will find the slapstick humor nonetheless suitable for them.Adults might crave for more, but as it is, BIG FAT LIAR is decent andpassable.Rating: *** out of 5.
This movie is without a doubt, the funniest movie i've ever seen!the man who plays the mean movie producer (i don't even know who he is, but whatever!), is AWSOME!! i don't know what else 2 say besides that if u have a good sense of humor and LOVE COMEDY, WATCH THIS AND U WON'T REGRET IT!!! u will never stop laughing...lol!
Jason Shepard is a slacker, he's always late to school, he doesn't dohis homework, and always lies. But this all backfires on him when heeither has to write a 1000 word essay in three hours, or be sent tosummer school. He writes it and heads down but is hit by the limo ofMarty Wolf. Wolf gives him a ride and steals Jason's story in order toget back on top of the directing chain. In order to get back at him,Jason enlists the help of his friend Kalie to fly to Los Angelas andget it back. Wolf burns the paper and so Marty decides to get back athim by dying his skin blue, his hair orange, and gluing an earphone inhis ear, as well as other things.I love this movie, it's hilarious. Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes havesuch chemistry. And Paul Giamatti is so over the top that its hard notto like him. Plus all the sets and props of old Universal movies arealways fun to see.Overall, if you haven't watched this overlooked jem, watch it.
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.)
This is the best movie I've seen in a long time! I know you've probably already read what the movie is about, so I'm just writing to raise the rating a little higher. Trust me, this is an exellent movie!!!!!
This video was being shown to a group of kids when I went to pick up my daughter at her school's aftercare program. She was doing her homework, but glanced at the movie from time to time.The scene I saw was of an adult male in a bikini bathing suit wriggling, shaking, and wiggling before jumping in a pool. The pool had a blue dye, and the almost naked man emerged with his body dyed blue. Then, because of the kids' prank, his hair was dyed red. Then a mob of screaming children charged him, knocking him to the floor, and were shrieking delightedly at their victory. Male nudity (except for private parts), pranks, blue dye, raucous shrieking, and that utterly vulgar and tasteless wriggling, shaking, and twisting by the adult in a bathing suit....! This is pop culture. It's deemed harmless by most. To me, it's disgusting and should be burned. Sorry fans.
I love this movie. It's so funny and has a good plot. While i watched this i wasn't at all confused which i am a lot. The actors did such a great job making the characters seem like real people and really shoeing the way the character was feeling. It was even sad at some points. I also thought that they did a good job making these characters different than what they play on TV. For example Frankie Muniz wasn't at all like Malcolm. I also found the specail features really good. I felt like after hearing the comintaires i knew a lot more about the movie. I think this is a good movie for anyone.
When a 14 year old boy has an accident with one of Hollywood's biggestproducers, he soon finds that the producer has begun to make a movie offofan English paper story he left in his car. When no one believes the kidhetakes his best friend and they go to Hollywood to get the producer toadmitthat the kid created the story and they are willing to do anything to makesure he admits it. Although this is more for kids it is still a funcomedyfor all ages. A good acting job by the young actors. ** out of ****.
While the movie is entertaining family fare, DVD purchasers should be aware this is a pan and scan only release. Those expecting the theatrical format will be disappointed.
Jason Shepherd(Frankie Muniz) is known for always lying to keep himself outof trouble. When he doesn't complete his big english assignment, his teachersays that he has three hours to complete it or he will fail and go to summerschool. 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 afamous hollywood producer Marty Wolf(Paul Giamatti) but unfortunately heforgets his english assignment. in the car, fails and has to go to summerschool. He tries to convince his parent and teacher what really happened tohis assignment but nobody believes him. A few months after, there is a bigblockbuster hit coming out tilted "Big Fat Liar" that's supposedly beenwritten and produced by Marty Wolf. Jason notices that the movie is based onhis english paper and that Marty Wolf has stolen his story. Now along withhis cute friend Kaylee(Amanda Bynes) Jason will travel to Los Angeles andtry to convince everybody what a big fat liar Marty Wolf is. I thought thiswas a harmless fun little movie. It's nothing special but it has a couple ofjokes and it's pretty entertaining. It's more for the younger audience but Istill found it to be somewhat enjoyable. I would give Big Fat Liar6/10
I thought Frankie Muniz did a fine job. And Amanda Bynes was wonderful,especially when her character took the place of Marty's receptionistAstrid, and when she told Marty his meeting would be at a new location.Paul Giamatti was a very funny clown. I'm not sure what he did could becalled good acting, but he was very entertaining and over the top.Donald Faison was good as the chauffeur and aspiring actor who hadauditioned for Marty. Lee Majors was appealing as the helicopter pilotwho did some visual effects work for Marty.The pranks just kept getting wilder and wilder, which was not veryrealistic, but certainly entertaining for the kids. As for whether thisis appropriate for children, I saw nothing wrong with it.
This is a good clean movie; no bad language, no violence and no nudity.Unlike the awful "Home Alone" movies, I like BFL and found myself laughingout loud, in spite of not wanting to see it. Our whole family enjoyed it.This movie is harmless fun only people who are forced to watch it will notlike it. They can watch "Rollerball" instead.
Big Fat Liar is ver, very good. It's pure funny. To taught a big fat liar a lesson, our main character had a lot of different punishments. He is smart, cool and the king of liar. Not only did he taught others a lesson but also taught himself. At the end he regain his father's trust. Nice Ha.