The Lie (2011)
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The acting in The Lie -- including a nice bit by Mark Webber as a stoner pal who lectures Leonard on responsibility -- is good enough to almost overlook a so-so ending.
Comprising small, near-perfect scenes played out largely at dinner tables and on couches, "The Lie" wonders if it's possible to rewrite lives and remake choices.
It doesn't try too hard, but what "The Lie" is working at, in its unassuming, amusing way, is a mini-portrait of growing pains in a time of extended adolescence.
The Lie's payoff strikes an unexpected, refreshingly open note that makes this slight little indie more resonant than its scale suggests.
Here's a film in which the actors create plausible people we would probably like. They're loose inside the skins of their characters.
Audience Reviews for The Lie
long and boring. The moral of this story is beware what lies you tell people because they will come back and get you. Don't bother watching this movie.
The film relies on solid acting and relatable characters to give us a down-to-earth portrayal of human nature and young adulthood. It's simultaneously dark and light-hearted, and it deals with the potentially ridiculous premise in a realistic way.
The Lie Quotes
|Seven:||I love Portland. I met an owl there once that really showed me where to go.|
|Tank:||If you want your life to change, you gotta be honest with yourself and your wife. You can't keep runnin' away from shit, man!|
|Tank:||Facefood. A totally holistic face care linr that you can literally eat.|
|Lonnie:||My music sucks!|
|Clover:||Yeah, your music sucks.|