A canny youngster gets the better of a sleazy Hollywood producer, striking a blow for oppressed screenwriters everywhere. Fourteen-year-old Greenbury, Mich.-native Jason Shepherd (Frankie Muniz, of TV's Malcolm in the Middle
) is the big fat liar in question; his talent for twisting the truth till it screams is the envy of his peers and the despair of his loving parents (Christine Tucci, Michael Bryan French). Jason is hoisted on his own petard when he concocts a convoluted saga to explain why he hasn't done his creative writing homework and gets busted by stern Mrs. Caldwell (Sandra Oh). She gives him one last chance: If he completes the assignment and hands i...