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The Whole Truth (2009)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  2 June 2009 (USA)
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An acting coach makes it big ... Not in Hollywood, but by coaching criminal defendants on how to win over juries. But when one of her clients turns on her, she's now the one being judged!

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An acting coach makes it big ... Not in Hollywood, but by coaching criminal defendants on how to win over juries. But when one of her clients turns on her, she's now the one being judged!

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Angela Masters: [narrating] When I graduated from Tucker Acting School - "go parakeets!" - they called me a drama queen. I don't know why. I never wanted to act, I wanted to coach. To direct. Coaching actors is like showing them how to create a new personality for the character they play. That's scary. Here I am receiving the Best Director award, the big kahuna. The "mother Tucker". Things kinda went askew when I, *ahem*, started making major money coaching, giving sympathetic personality ...
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Rare original comedy with superb cast
22 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE WHOLE TRUTH is a unique comedy. The premise of an acting teacher who coaches defendants to transform themselves into the appearance of innocence is completely original. Actress Elisabeth Rohm (in a departure from dramatic roles like LAW AND ORDER) portrays a self-deluded acting coach with touches of Carole Lombard, Lucille Ball, and the young Diane Keaton. In a surprising turn Eric Roberts plays a foreign mobster who is both scary and hilarious. For those familiar with Roberts playing dark dramatic characters, this role will be a revelation. Sean Patrick Flanery (BOONDOCK SAINTS) is a once successful television actor who has hit a rough patch. The superb supporting cast includes comic actors Rick Overton as a henchman, John Fugelsang as a prosecuting attorney, and Jim Holmes as an ethically challenged defense attorney. Beneath the comedy is a commentary on how easily justice can be "gamed" by the unscrupulous.

I'm truly puzzled by some of the negative responses from some at the Seattle Film Festival. The audience I saw it with (there were two screenings) was entertained. THE WHOLE TRUTH is that rare PG comedy for adult sensibilities.


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