Big Fat Liar
Struggling movie producer Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti), in town to visit the set of his new film, has a car accident with young Jason Shepherd (Frankie Muniz of TV’s Malcolm in the Middle). After getting Wolf to give him a ride to school, Shepherd mistakenly leaves a story for his English class in Wolf’s car. A few months later, Jason sees a preview for a new movie that is plainly taken from his English paper. So Jason and his friend Kaylee (Amanda Bynes) travel to Los Angeles to get Wolf to admit the true authorship. Of course, Wolf will not comply, leaving Marty and Amanda to take more extreme measures to force Wolf’s admission.
The film does include one mild obscenity and a couple of crude comments made by a grandmother for laughs, and plenty of “Home Alone” style, mild slapstick violence is inflicted on Marty. Bad guy Marty also berates and belittles all those around him, but that behavior is clearly frowned upon. Other than some questionable dialogue, “Big Fat Liar” does get the Dove Seal of approval, but parents should be aware of the above points.