Big Fat Liar deserves more attention. It captures all the things I loved about the early 2000’s. An era I love as much as I love the late 90’s. Big Fat Liar is written by Dan Schneider. The man responsible for all my favorite shows growing up (including Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, iCarly, and Victorious). It also stars two of the early 2000’s biggest stars, Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes. Bynes gives a particularly noteworthy performance. The story focuses on a compulsive liar (Muniz) who runs into a big Hollywood executive (Giamatti) who ends up stealing a story the kid wrote for class. Which he (get this) makes into a Hollywood movie. Sadly, I can see that happening in real life. So the rest of the movie is devoted to Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes’ characters trying to force Paul Giamatti’s character to admit to lying about writing the story. Which leads to all sorts of crazy shenanigans like dying his skin blue and his hair orange. Big Fat Liar is a gem that more people should remember. It’s funny, heartfelt, and innocent enough for kids and adults to enjoy.