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Big Fat Liar
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Alex Breckenridge
Amanda Bynes Kaylee
John Cho
Rebecca Corry
Amanda Detmer Monty Kirkham
Donald Faison Frank Jackson
Matthew Frauman
Michael Bryan French Harry Shepherd
Paul Giamatti Marty Wolf
Amy Hill
Frankie Muniz Jason Shepherd
Sandra Oh Mrs. Phyllis Caldwell
Russell Hornsby Marcus Duncan
Christine Tucci Carol Shepherd
Lee Majors Vince
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Comedy; Family
Director Shawn Levy
Producer Marie Cantin; Michael Goldman; Brian Robbins; Mike Tollin
Writer Dan Schneider; Brian Robbins
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 88 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.3
Pitting kids against grown-ups has always been a reliable source of comedy, and Big Fat Liar indulges the "smart kid vs. dumb adult" fantasy with infectious enthusiasm. In this case it's Frankie Muniz from TV's Malcolm in the Middle, playing a Michigan eighth-grader whose penchant for lying results in parental scorn when he claims that a Hollywood movie mogul (ace character actor Paul Giamatti) has stolen the kid's hastily written English essay and turned it into his upcoming summer blockbuster. The kid only wants to prove his honesty and recruits his girlfriend (spunky TV star Amanda Bynes) to beat the honcho on his Hollywood turf. Elaborate practical jokes and slapstick gags turn this kid stuff (scripted and produced by two former child stars) into an enjoyable send-up of Hollywood absurdity. When combined with Giamatti's mastery of slow-burning megalomania, the show-biz in-jokes and Home Alone-style anarchy make this a harmless diversion for the young and young-at-heart. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 816
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/27/2007
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Full Screen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 025192197529
Chapters 18
Release Date 9/24/2002
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Exclusive! Let Amanda Bynes be your Personal Guide Through the Menus
Outrageous Deleted Scenes
Spyro Video Game Extras Only Available on this DVD:
  • Cheat Code to Turn Spyro Blue in Spyro 2: Season of Flame
  • Sneak Peek of Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
  • Special New Spyro Web Game
    Interactive Universal Studios Backlot Adventure
    Are you a Big Fat Liar? Play this hilarious game and find out!
    Trivia Challenge
    Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
    Feature Commentaries with Actor Frankie Muniz and Director Shawn Levy