True Story

True Story

DVD - 2015
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After journalist Michael Finkel is fired from The New York Times for embellishing a story, he learns that accused murderer Christian Longo has been claiming to be him. Hoping this story will save his career, Finkel begins interviewing Longo in prison. But soon, the men find themselves in an eerie game of cat and mouse in this psychological drama.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE TRU
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 (Spanish, French),rda
1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches

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richmole
Jan 23, 2018

Thought-provoking, but warning: somewhat sad and painful.

Discredited reporter who is eager for redemption, sets out to write the tell-all book about the death-row man who (perhaps) murdered his wife and three kids. Wow! One publisher bites hard, and ponies up a $250,000 advance before the man's book's half written.

But then, uh-oh...things start to go wrong...the publisher is pissed and redemption seems a lot further away than the would-be author first thought.

Nice turn by Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, (War Dogs, Moneyball, Wolf of Wall Street) as the writer in question.

What makes this movie MORE interesting since it was first released in 2015, is the our growing preoccupation since then of "fake news," what it is, why it is, and who's responsible, and also because co-star James Franco (the man on Heathrow) is claiming "fake news" about those reportedly suffering from his sexual harassment...

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firefly5
Jun 25, 2017

Excellent movie. Recommended.

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readyrisa
Apr 14, 2017

Compelling.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 06, 2016

Compelling film, but I was ultimately left unimpressed

neyoscribbles Dec 03, 2016

This movie was unfortunately dull and way too long. However, it is interesting to try to understand the gray area between "truth" and "perceived truth". Especially because this is based on a true story, I can't help but wonder why Finkel decides to continue his relationship with Longo. Also, Longo who is currently awaiting death row is running a publishing company out of prison (I think).

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tenet
Jul 27, 2016

Rated 5/10. An extremely average movie.

Franln May 20, 2016

Compelling story told from the reporter's perspective but it left me wanting to know much more about the murderer's perspective, motive and events surrounding the killings. What happened that he would kill his family? Very disturbing.

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bobbles1
Mar 17, 2016

The library will fix the disc by recoating it, then return it to you, they are excellent....... This movie is a psychological thriller which leaves you guessing, it's great.

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goodforyoujoey
Feb 29, 2016

if a disk is damaged or a person has trouble with their holds, etc., why not go to the library or call them or email them directly? the library personnel don't read the comments on here. in order to remedy such situations, you must get in touch with them!

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smichal
Feb 28, 2016

This disc is broken. It stops at the 53 minute mark due to cracks

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