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The Lie (2011)

The Lie

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 18, 2011

Studio

Screen Media

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Joshua Leonard

Producer

Mary Pat Bentel, Daniel Judge

Screenwriter

Joshua Leonard, Mark Webber, Jess Weixler

Starring

Story


Life hasn't turned out as planned for Lonnie and Clover. When they fell in love during college, they were young and idealistic... she, politically progressive and he, progressively artistic. However, after an unplanned pregnancy during Clover's second year of law school, they were forced to flip the script. Lonnie put his music on hold and got a shitty job. As our film begins, Clover has just decided to abandon her activist, pro-bono tract in favor of a more lucrative career path in corporate law.

This new development, added to the gradual increase of life's disappointment, is enough to throw Lonnie into a tailspin. Thinking all he needs are a few days off work to decompress and 'find himself', he decides to call in sick... except that he's already used up his 'sick days' for the year. Well, one lie leads to another and before he knows what he's done, he has told his boss his newborn baby has just died.

Lonnie is an idiot, but he's not stupid. He realizes that he's just thrown a grenade on life as he knows it, and that it's only a matter of time before it blows up in his face. Before that happens, however... he has to figure out who he is, what he wants, and, just maybe, what it means to be a father.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..shows more promise handling the pic's physical assembly, which demonstrates a modest, breezy feel for mixing up visual and aural textures..”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety]
“..mean zilch to young viewers imprisoned by debt and career anxiety..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
“..beautifully acted and emotionally resonant..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]