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Bigger Fatter Liar

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Mindless teen hijinks; mild slapstick action, cursing.

Movie PG 2017 94 minutes
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It doesn't get any more ridiculous than this inane, fantastical comic misfire, in which nothing makes sense, and sight gags, along with the humiliation of a bad guy, mean everything. Poor Barry Bostwick! The indignities he suffers shouldn't fall on any actor, especially not one of his longevity and talent. Ricky Garcia and Jodelle Ferland are fine, and given the fact that almost everything they do and say in Bigger Fatter Liar comes out of left field, they cannot be faulted for their performances -- only for the fact that they took the job. The sheer enormity of the dishonesty and misbehavior these two kids engage in makes the resolution in which Kevin learns his crucial lessons seem insignificant. Kids, particularly middle-graders and tweens, might laugh at a large scowling man wreaking havoc on the streets in whiteface and an awful dye job, being trapped on tracks with an oncoming train roaring toward him, and facing a final punishment that finds him working as a mime on city streets, but there's a mean-spiritedness and recklessness about it all that makes it loathsome. Stick to the original Big Fat Liar if you want to have fun watching a young teen get back at an evil businessman.

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