Where the Truth Lies
K. O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.
The rise and fall of a famous comedy duo whose lives were were changed when the body of a young woman is found in their hotel room. Two good performances by Kevin Bacon & Colin Firth wasted due to a ridiculous script.
kind of fascinating in that i kept forgetting i wa watching an atom egoyan movie, like i had to keep reminding myself that this was done by a competent director, really weird experience
I literally could not watch more than 20 minutes of this film. I don't think it's possible for something to be any more boring and cheesy. One and a half stars only for Kevin Bacon being a surprisingly good singer.
Otherwise, piss on the eyes of whoever wrote and the directed this.
The set-up is great but the actual reveal of the "truth" is really anti-climactic. I enjoyed the performances and thought that the chemistry between Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon was really believable as was the depiction of the time period in the flashbacks.
Great movie. It's a mystery, but has far more depth than that. Shouldn't have been considered as controversial as it was. Also, Kevin Bacon & Colin Firth are both great in it.
Aikuisyleisölle tehty rikosdraama eroottisin vivahtein. Parasta antia on Kevin Baconin paljas äässi, ja se ei ole paljoa se. On varsin litteä.
Terrific neo-noir from Egoyan. The only problem with the film is the lead actress. I could see Amy Adams doing this part and making the film even better.
Even though this may not be major Egoyan, there is enough here of interest, namely intriguing performances by Firth and Bacon, and solid production design by Phillip Barker.
Wanna snuff myself out for missing this on it's initial release, especially considering the fact that I think of myself as a big Atom Egoyan fan. This is a brilliant neo-noir about a reporter investigating the death of a woman involved for a night in the lives of a Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis esque comedy duo on the eve of their big nationally broadcast telethon. This is an incredible film.