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

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$4,715,819 (USA) (29 May 2015)
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Trivia

This movie is based on a true story. See more »

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When Pat Frato calls Michael Finkle to get his side of the story, he tell's him that Christian Longo was captured in Cancun, Mexico. This is in part true, he was captured in Tulum, about 40 miles south of Cancun, however, when we first see Longo in the movie, talking to the German girl, they are in a church in downtown Mexico City. All Mexico scenes happen around Santo Domingo plaza, a few blocks from Mexico City's main square. Mexico City and Cancun are about 800 miles apart. See more »

Quotes

Michael Finkel: I'm a liar? You stole my identity!
Christian Longo: I was in Mexico, who else was I supposed to choose?
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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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slow but fair
9 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

True Story (2015) is a very slow and eerie story yet it is also a well worth seeing movie. It is hard to actually review or grade a movie that is based on a true story given that all movies that are based on true stories are merely based on the idea of the story and driven towards what of it they may manipulate to make it sell-able. This movie "True Story (2015)" being based on the book and/or based on a true story for the most part the movie was well done. The actors selected for the cast were great in their roles and I think were properly picked. The story "somewhat" of the book's version was fairly molded into film, and for the most part I think the film was good.

This movie does start out slow and dry sort of like "Dead Man Walking" but it does keep your attention fairly well. True Story (2015) is worth checking out if you're a fan of this genre.


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