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.
 
IMDB:
5.4
Metacritic:
36
Rotten Tomatoes:
42%
PG
Year:
2002
88 min
$47,811,275
Website
403 Views

[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.

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