4 user

A True Story (2013)

A True Story. Based on Things That Never Actually Happened. ...And Some That Did. (original title)
2:37 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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.





Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three guys in their 4th year of Junior College have one day to figure it all out.

Director: Mike Fischer
Stars: Sugar Lyn Beard, Michael Bernardi, Tyler Carewe
Stag (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Ken Andrews (Faison) has been the orchestrator of the hazing pranks at all of his buddies' stags - elaborate, hilarious pranks that have left many emotional scars and a few physical ones. ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Heard
Stars: Donald Faison, Eva Amurri Martino, Jon Dore
Monolith (2016)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A mother and her son plan a surprise visit to Los Angeles to see her husband/his father. Halfway there they get into a terrible accident in the middle of nowhere and now must fight to survive.

Director: Ivan Silvestrini
Stars: Katrina Bowden, Brandon W. Jones, Justine Wachsberger
Hard Sell (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A high school student struggling to help his suffering mom and their sick dog forms an unlikely friendship with a beautiful runaway.

Director: Sean Nalaboff
Stars: Katrina Bowden, Skyler Gisondo, Kristin Chenoweth
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A group of friends on a weekend camping trip find themselves being picked off one by one when one member of the group refuses to abide by the urban myth that you can breathe in evil spirits when passing cemeteries.

Director: Jared Cohn
Stars: Katrina Bowden, Randy Wayne, Erin Marie Hogan
I Killed My BFF (TV Movie 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A friendship between two young mothers results in murder when one develops an attraction to the other's boyfriend.

Director: Seth Jarrett
Stars: Kim Baptiste, Annabel Barrett, Katrina Bowden
Nurse 3D (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

By day, Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, but by night, she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Stars: Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson
Palm Swings (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance

After moving to Palm Springs, a young married couple puts their love to the test when they discover that their neighbors are swingers.

Director: Sean Hoessli
Stars: Sugar Lyn Beard, Tia Carrere, Jason Lewis
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The son of a dictator travels to the U.S. to attend college.

Directors: Savage Steve Holland, Kevin Speckmaier
Stars: Efren Ramirez, Katrina Bowden, Jeffrey Ballard
The Shortcut (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Two brothers come upon a rarely used shortcut in their new town

Director: Nicholaus Goossen
Stars: Katrina Bowden, Jeremy Bastian, Cavan Cunningham
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Former college frenemies Lauren and Katie move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together.

Director: Jamie Travis
Stars: Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, Justin Long
True Story (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Mark has no job, lives with his mom and has a psycho girlfriend and she just got pregnant. He wants to leave her, but she won't let him. Jimmy is a cop who has marriage problems and breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Salinas
Stars: Jonathan Medina, Jason Silver, Marcelo Dietrich


Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Simpkins
Skinny Pete
Chuck Bradley ...
Jason's Assistant
Andy Anderson ...
Bradford H. Benoit ...
Jimmy Guidish ...
Nick Ceglio ...


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A Bromantic Dramedy. See more »



Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A True Story  »

Box Office


$45,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


2012 Winner of Best Narrative Feature Toronto International Film & Video Awards See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Awesome film that actually tries to move past simplicity
26 September 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The film is definitely interesting for individuals looking to watch something that is new, a little different that has no preachy typical message. The Acting: The various roles are a diverse concoction, but are necessary to build the storyline. The characters are typical to many films, "hearthrob, hot chick, nerd" that fulfill the regular roles. There is no expectation for them to create non-stereotypical characters, but Jon Gries was an hilarious addition to the main two actors. Cameron Fife and Tyler McGee are an interesting duo that have juxtaposing character traits, but have developed a relationship based on this. The complexity of the cast with the exception of the lead female actor (Bowden). The continually surprised/confused looking lead actress was the only downside to the acting, with the rest of the characters developing a meaningful story that is sprinkled in with some witty humor and banter. 7/10

The Plot: There isn't a way to capture the plot in one sentence. Two actors/writers are struggling, have emotional "issues", have a decision whether to keep their integrity or sell-out. This left me a little underwhelmed as the ending did not adequately capture the consequences that the main characters face/would face based on their decision. There is also another plot that deals with Bowden,Fife and McGee that has various twists and turns and holds its own, raising moral issues with the actions but also asks you to think about what you would do in the situation. 9/10

The music/video: Overall the music is minimal, as the story doesn't require too much. That being said, the piano provides a mood setting piece, as well as helping to create and develop a mood as well as furthering the story: 7/10

Conclusion: The budget was really low, the effects were minimal but the writing and the majority of the acting make the film a definite watch for something interesting that might not get adequate coverage, but does what it sets out to do.

Overall: Between 7-8/10 because it is an interesting, fun film to see. Check it out if you have the time.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Release date? xnifex
Discuss A True Story (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: