Big Fat Liar
Precocious junior high school students Jason and Kaylee take swift action when a greedy Hollywood producer turns an essay written by Jason into a hit film, but leaves Jason's name on the cutting room floor.
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- Shawn Levy
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers; deleted scenes; director commentary; star commentary; writer commentary; making-of featurette; cast and crew information; interactive backlot map/tour; interactive game; trivia challenge; "Spyro" game cheat code; production notes; DVD-ROM features.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Big Fat Liar is a funny take on ruthlessness in Hollywood full of puerile pratfall humor and name-calling. There are instances of bullying throughout the film -- especially at the beginning -- and the character stereotypes (dumb jock, senile grandmother) are plentiful. While the madcap antics of Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes and Paul Giamatti will appeal to kids and grown-ups, lessons on the importance of being honest are found amid all the silliness.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- A character is knocked off his skateboard by a group of bullies, who also push and shove him before stealing the skateboard. While not shown, a character is kicked in the groin, replete with sound effects to drive the point home. A character dressed as a clown is shown being knocked over by a group of young kids at a birthday party; all of whom take turns jumping, tackling, and leaping on top of the clown.
- Name-calling: "Up yours," "retardo," "You suck." A character shouts from off-camera that a "dookie" has clogged the toilet.
- Social Behavior
- Promotes, eventually, the importance of telling the truth over lying, and shows how lying on a regular basis violates the trust between kids and parents, besides raising doubts even when "big fat liars" tell the truth.
- Coca-Cola cans and a vending machine are prominently featured.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Adult social drinking, and an adult character lights a cigar, but instead of smoking it, uses it to burn some papers.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it