Pants on Fire


Jealous girlfriends and aliens are just some of the things Jack lied about to become popular. Now the lies are coming to life and ruining everything.

Year: 2014
Certificate: G
Director: Jonathan A. Rosenbaum
Starring: Bradley Steven Perry, Joshua J. Ballard, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Brittney Wilson, Taylor Russell, Nicholas Coombe, Rachelle Gillis, Kevin O’Grady

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Reviewer: OM / boy / 10yrs

Why did you want to watch the film/show?
Because Dad said it was good and it looked funny.

What was it about? (may contain spoilers)
It was about a boy who lied and whenever he lied the lies came true. Things like he was fighting lumberjacks and his uncle was a world championship wrestler. But then he got found out and he had to fix it all.

Did you like it?
I liked it but I don’t have a reason

Which part did you like the best?
The bit where they were chasing the hippo because it was like a Scooby Doo mystery.

Which part did you like the least?
The aliens because their faces were scary.

Would you want to watch it again and why?
Yeah, because it was funny but scary too. But mostly funny.

Parent’s notes:
What we have here is another classic Straight-to-TV Disney XD film that I’m sure everyone has heard about! But, do you know what? As sarcastic as that opening line sounds, “Pants on Fire” is actually a fairly enjoyable family movie. OK, it doesn’t have the deepest plot, it’s not the most sensible storyline and the acting at times is fairly meh; but, at the end of the day, it’s a kids film. The premise is simple, Jack is a compulsive liar who became rather popular at high school because of one particular lie among many. But when he starts seeing things happening that are in his ‘book of lies’ he starts to worry… Jack and his friends must then work out how to remove these new additions from his life in order to get his girl. It’s a bit cheesy at times but it’s a fun, family film (good for ages 8+) that does a pretty good job at entertaining as well as teaching some morals.

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