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True Story (2015)

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When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.

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Pat Frato
Conor Kikot ...
Zach Longo
Charlotte Driscoll ...
Sadie Longo
Stella Rae Payne ...
Madison Longo
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Greg Ganley
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Karen Hannen
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Cheryl Frank
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Blaise
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Jeffrey Gregg
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Storyline

Jonah Hill plays Michael Finkel, a recently terminated New York Times journalist who's struggling for work after a story gone wrong. One day, he receives a phone call from a man regarding an FBI Most Wanted individual named Christian Longo, who's been captured and claimed to be living as Finkel. Longo and Finkel meet and form a potentially marriage shattering bond while Longo is in prison awaiting his trial. Finkel exchanges journalism tips for the real events behind Longo's alleged heinous acts of murdering his family. Through the twists and turns in the movie, only at the end will Finkel uncover the True Story. Written by Mayor_G

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Some stories are beyond belief


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Rated R for language and some disturbing material | See all certifications »

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17 April 2015 (USA)  »

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A História Verdadeira  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,950,214 (USA) (17 April 2015)

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$4,715,819 (USA) (29 May 2015)
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The scene where Jonah Hill punches the bathroom stall was improvised. He actually ended up hurting his hand and had to go the the hospital afterwards, but ended up just being a slight bruised bone. See more »

Goofs

While Mike is reading the letter from Christian, where it's mentioned he was raised as a Jehovah's Witness there was crosses depicted in his notes. This is a factual mistake because crosses are not used in the worship of Jehovah's witnesses and would not be seen in they're place of worship. See more »

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Christian Longo: Sometimes you have to accept looking one way in order to protect something more important.
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Sonata in F Moll Op.57 (Appassionata), Andante Con Moto, Allegro Ma Non Troppo Presto
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Eliska Novotná-Gazdová
Courtesy of The Savoy Label Group, LLC / Selectracks, Inc.
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What did I just watch?
25 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is nothing good to say about this movie at all. The story was boring, the characters were boring and the ending put me to sleep. It's a true story but not one worthy of making a screen play to create substance where none exists. I kept waiting for some plot bomb to drop and make me actually start to care about the plot or characters but it never came. All I got from my 90 minutes of my life was a sad excuse for a drama, suspense movie with boring dialog. There are also tons of artsy shots throughout the movie that were made for nothing more than to purposely consume screen time with nonsense that's irrelevant to telling a good story. I hate wasting my time on movies like this. Save your time or keep the FF close by to jump through the awful dialog which will bring you closer to the end of this train wreck of a movie.


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