Big Fat Liar

Synopsis: 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. He loses an important story assignment entitled 'Big Fat Liar' in movie producer Marty Wolf's limo, which Wolf then turns into a film. When Jason sees a movie preview of his story, he and his best friend Kaylee go to Los Angeles to make Wolf confess to using his story, to clear his 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.
Director(s): Shawn Levy
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

[Man]|Hey,Jas,you awake?

Jason?|Hey,Jason,you awake?

Yeah, Dad, been up for hours.|J ust getting dressed.

Did you finish that paper|for English class?.|Yeah, did it last night.

Jas, did you eat|your oatmeal?.

Yeah, thanks, Mom.|It was delicious.

Here you go, Trooper.|# Is something wrong with me#

# Orthe way that I'm thinking|Come on, come on#

# And tell me|why you're staring#

# Come on, come on--#

[ All Chuckling ]

Nice board, Shepherd.

Bret, I would love|to hang around...

and be physically and|emotionally abused by you guys,

but I should probably|get to school.

Ow. See, I had a feeling|you were an excellent bully.

And I was right.|Take it easy.

Give me|the skateboard.|You sure?.

'Cause now you're going from harmless|bully to hardened boardjacker.

I don't think you wanna|do that, do you?.

[School Bell Ringing]

# Come on, come on and tell me|why you're staring#

# Come on, come on|and stop ##

I assume everyone|has completed their creative|writing assignments.

- [ Pager Ringing ]|- I don't want to hear excuses.

Ijust want to hear|your assignments readaloud|in a slow and peaceful--

- You,Joshua. Go.|- Uh, my dog ate it?

- I know you don't have a dog.|- Right. Sorry.

- Miss Caldwel I ?.|- Yes, Kaylee?

Can you open the door?.|I t's kinda toasty in here.

I suppose so.

[ Grunts ]

Jason Shepherd, did you just|come in from that window?.

No. You looked flushed.|I was just creating a cross-draft.

Now that we're all comfortable,|why don'tyou read us your story?.

Let's give someone else a chance.|No, we'd like to hear yours.

You did do it, didn't you?.

Miss Caldwell--|can I call you Phyllis?.

- No.|- Understood.

But as much as I wanted|to write my paper--

I mean, I really, really wanted|to write my paper--

I couldn't.

And it's because I spent all last night|in the Greenbury General emergency room.

See, my mom made|Swedish meatballs for dinner.|It's my dad's favorite.

He was so excited, he accidentally|swallowed one whole.

It was awful! He started choking.|His faced turned purple.

The meatball was bulging out|ofhis neck. We rushed him to the E.R.

I kept trying to write my paper|in the waiting room,|but it was too hard.

I needed to be by my father's side.|After all, he's the only dad I got.

You're lying through your|teeth, you little demon.

I wish I were, Phyllis.|Call my dad if you want.

His number's 555-0147.

I think I will.

Are you crazy?.|You're totally gonna get busted.

Say "Harry Shepherd's office."|No way. Don't drag me into this.

- Come on. Help me out. What am I supposed to do?|- How about write the paper?.

- Do it. Do it!|- No. No!

Harry Shepherd's office.|One moment please.

[ Tired, SickVoice ]|Hello?. Oh, hello. Miss Caldwell.

Yes, it's true.|It was terrifying!

I started to see the white light.

I was just about to cross over|to the other side,

when I heard the voice of an angel calling out,|and when I opened my eyes,

I saw my sweet, sweet Jason|standing over me.

And I said,|"Back off, Grim Reaper.

I ain't done living yet."

And with every ounce of gas|I had left in my body,

I burped that meatball|right across the room.

And I owe it all to my son.

I'm sorry, Miss Caldwell.|I should stop talking now.

My throat is still very sore.

Thank you.

- [Door Opens ]|-Jason!

I am so sorry!.

You just take your time|handing in that assignment.

Thank you.

Now back to those|creative assignments. You, Trevor. Go.

[School Bell Rings ]

Oh! J ust who I was looking for.|I need to see you in here.

I would love to hang out|and chat with you, Miss "C."

But I've got to get home|and take care of my daddy.

Oh, really?.

How could you lie to us,Jas?|You told me you wrote that paper.

I don't know. Unfortunately that essay |counts for 1/3 of Jason's grade.

Without it, he's gonna fail the class.|He'll have to repeat the course in summer school.

What?. I can't go|to summer school.

There must be something|he can do to make this up.

I'm teaching English as a second language|at the community college until 6:00.

If you can get me the paper by then,|I'll consider counting it.

And don't even think about|downloading something from the Net.

- I want the essay handwritten.|- A thousand-word story in three hours?.

That should be no problem since making up stories|seems to be your God-given talent.

[ Dad's Voice ] Making up stories|seems to be your God-given talent.

[ Thinking ]|Big...

fat... Iiar.

Kenny Trooper was|the world's biggest liar.

They say a little lie|can grow bigger and bigger.

One man will pay the price.

People everywhere stopped|and stared at the big fat liar.


Why'dhe have to steal|my skateboard today?

Nice wheels, Shepherd!|[ Laughing ]


Uh, sir?.|I think we just hit a kid.

I'm on the phone!

Sorry. Apparently we ran over|a kid or something.

You all right there, buddy?.|Yeah.

But you gotta help me out.|I have to get to the community|college in two minutes...

or I'm gonna fail|out of eighth grade.|What's going on here?.

- I need a ride.|- What, am I running a taxi service?.

It's right down the road. You're lucky|I don't sue you for whiplash.

Actually...|my neck does feel pretty stiff.

[ Groaning]

Get in the car.

Watch the shoes!|Watch the shoes!

Man! If you only knew|the kind of day I've had!

Yeah, it must be really,|really tough to be 1 1.

I'm actually 1 4.|Oh, my mistake.

Jason Shepherd.

Marty Wolf.

Famous Hollywood producer.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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