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The Lie (2011)

R | | Drama | 11 November 2011 (USA)
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A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.

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Joshua Leonard

Writers:

T. Coraghessan Boyle (short story), Jeff Feuerzeig (additional material) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Ransone ... Weasel
Alia Shawkat ... Seven
Kelli Garner ... Brianna
Mark Webber ... Tank
Jess Weixler ... Clover
Jane Adams ... Dr. Bentel
Joshua Leonard ... Lonnie
Kirk Baltz ... Joel
Matthew Newton ... Steve
Gerry Bednob ... Radko
Allison Anders ... Allison
Tipper Newton ... Jeannie
Lola Blanc ... Green-Eyed Girl (as Kandice Melonakos)
Mike McColl ... Ted (as Michael McColl)
Holly Woodlawn ... Cherry
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A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.

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He's about to have a moment of truth.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,000, 20 November 2011

Gross USA:

$3,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,000
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Ouch! Shamefully painful.
3 February 2012 | by okuloSee all my reviews

As somebody to whom honesty is extremely important, I found the main part of this film incredibly uncomfortable to watch. But if anything it has given me pity for liars rather than contempt because, as this goes some way to illustrate, the disintegration of the soul is at stake.

As well as the morality and consequences of lying, it also questions how faithful we are to our principles in the face of stark reality.

On a lighter note, it's hardly worth posting as a goof, but why would anybody use a baby monitor when the baby is asleep in a tent just a few yards away? And there is no IMDb credit for Violet Long who portrays Xana - without whom there would be no story and little to feel good about!


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