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A True Story (2013)

A True Story. Based on Things That Never Actually Happened. ...And Some That Did. (original title)
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Mike and Matt own nothing and share everything, including their life's work, a screenplay, which seems to be their only escape from the harsh reality that is the Hollywood machine.

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Deanna
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Richard Simpkins
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Jason
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Mike
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Matt
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Skinny Pete
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Karen
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Rachel
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Mike and Matt own nothing and share everything, including their life's work, a screenplay which seems to be their only escape from the harsh reality that is the Hollywood machine. Mike and Matt's friendship is put to the test as they fight to maintain their integrity amongst Hollywood's biggest temptations; money, greed, and slutty ex-girlfriends. Written by Francis Drew

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$45,000 (estimated)
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Not Good - Mr. Peepers vs. George Michael Bluth
27 September 2013 | by (Athens, GA) – See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the 6.6 on IMDb. This movie is not good. I understand having to stretch $40K to make a decent film is hard, but the fact that Fife is even in this movie is a joke. His speech impediment is distracting, and the fact that they cast Cerie (30 Rock) as his (Michael Cera and Chris Kattan's lovechild) ex is a travesty. What a waste of a pretty face.

To its credit, the sound in this movie is great. Fife's older brother did a great job in that regard. The cinematography is actually pretty good. The script and the acting, though, are too bad to overcome. The claims that this duo is anti-establishment and "stuck it to the man" are grossly misstated. The man doesn't buy these guys' brand of humor because it's not funny.


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