Big Fat Liar

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Big Fat Liar is a 2002 kid's film starring Frankie Muniz as a 14-year-old Jason Shepherd and Amanda Bynes as 14-year-old Kaylee. Very over-the-top, although what can you expect from writer Dan Schneider.

In a modern-day retelling of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Jason Shepherd is a Big Fat Liar who lies all the time to everyone. Then a greedy movie director- Marty Wolf- steals his creative writing essay to use it as the basis for his next blockbuster, and no-one will believe Jason when he explains what happened. Thus, Jason decides that the only way to convince everyone that he's being honest is to sneak off to L.A. with his friend Kaylee and inflict a series of increasingly harmful pranks on Wolff until he has a nervous breakdown and confesses. Hilarity Ensues.

It got 44% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes, but surprisingly received 3 stars from Roger Ebert.

Tropes used in Big Fat Liar include:

"How many times have I told you not to call me "Urkel?!" My name is Jaleel White!"

Kaylee: I wanna see a broken man, people. I mean, broken as in, "I hit a baseball through the window" broken. I want you to turn him into mince meat, and I don't even know what mince meat is! I want him to cry for his mommy! "Wah! Wah! Mommy, mommy, mommy!" Do you read me?! 'Cause I don't think you read me!

Listen Whitaker, I am not your father and I'm not your priest I got two words for you: shut the heck up! You talk way too much... can we cut?

Marty: Yeah, I stole your story, whoop-de-doodle-do! I STOLE JASON SHEPARD'S STORY AND TURNED IT INTO BIG FAT LIAR! Do you know who's listening? Nobody and get used to it. Because I will never-ever-never-ever-ever-ever-ever-infinity tell the truth!