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Big Pat On the Back For <I>Big Fat Liar</I>

31 Jan, 2002 By: Hive News

Universal Pictures' comedy Big Fat Liar, opening in theatres on Feb. 8, has been voted the Award of Excellence by Film Advisory Board, Inc. for Quality Family/Children's Entertainment. The film stars two of today's most popular young stars, "Malcolm in the Middle"'s Frankie Muniz, and Nickelodeon's Amanda Bynes, in an adventure about a teenager with a history of fabricating tales who resorts to drastic measures in order to prove to his parents that he's telling the truth.

Film Advisory Board, Inc. was founded in 1975 by Elayne Blythe, president. The Film Advisory Board's (FAB) Award of Excellence is dedicated to awarding and promoting quality family-oriented and children's entertainment in all areas, including film, video, TV, CD-Rom, books and music.

The Film Advisory Board "Award of Excellence" seal is recognized worldwide, and featured in

advertising and packaging for entertainment products suitable for viewing and use by families and children. Members of the FAB Award of Excellence Review Committee attend screenings for all major motion picture studio releases. Products receiving the Award of Excellence are family-oriented.

Big Fat Liar, co-stars Paul Giamatti, Amanda Detmer, Donald Faison and Lee Majors. The film was directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by Dan Schneider based on a story by Dan Schneider and Brian Robbins. Michael Tollin and Brian Robbins are the producers; Michael Goldman is executive producer.

Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd (Muniz), who has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Giamatti) stole his class paper and turned it into a blockbuster hit movie, Big Fat Liar. Traveling to Los Angeles with his best friend Kaylee (Bynes), Jason tries to break into show business -- literally. In a series of pranks and ruses, Jason brings one of Hollywood's most powerful producers to his knees.

Big Fat Liar, has been rated PG for some language.

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