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A True Story (2013)

A True Story. Based on Things That Never Actually Happened. ...And Some That Did. (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 September 2013 (USA)
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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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Malcolm Goodwin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katrina Bowden ... Deanna
Jon Gries ... Richard Simpkins
Malcolm Goodwin ... Jason
Cameron Fife ... Mike
Tyler McGee ... Matt
Keith Loneker ... Skinny Pete
Kelen Coleman ... Karen
Chelsea Logan ... Rachel
Sugar Lyn Beard ... Amanda
Chuck Bradley ... Jason's Assistant
Andy Anderson Andy Anderson ... Trevor
Bradford H. Benoit Bradford H. Benoit ... Brad
Tommy O'Rourke ... Tommy
Jimmy Guidish Jimmy Guidish ... Jimmy
Nick Ceglio Nick Ceglio ... Bum
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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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A film within a film...within a film. See more »

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Not Rated

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USA

Language:

English

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20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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$45,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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2012 Winner of Best Narrative Feature Toronto International Film & Video Awards See more »

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Skinny Pete Bitch
Performed by Keith Loneker
Written by Keith Loneker & Malcolm Goodwin
Music by Evan McCulloch
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Ridiculous
24 February 2015 | by steveoinsdSee all my reviews

There is a current vogue for movies about ugly, geeky kids who for some inexplicable reason are romantically irresistible to the drop-dead gorgeous leading lady of the picture. For proof of this watch almost every movie that Jessie Eisenberg or Micahel Cera have ever made. Without wanting to sound like a bigot I wonder if this has anything to do with the fantasies of 90% of Hollywood's power-brokers who before attaining their positions as producers, directors and agents were ugly, geeky kids of a certain ethnic/religious persuasion who were anything but irresistible to the beautiful girls they fantasized about in school while getting straight "A"s and having their lunch money stolen by the football team. This movie is yet another one of these geeky kid fantasies. It might be believable if the "geek" had a dynamic personality, amazing sense of humor or perhaps some superhuman power or Love Potion No. 9 in his backpack but no. In this movie, surely one of the most beautiful women to have ever walked the planet (Maxim readers have my back on this opinion by the way) can't take her eyes of the beady-eyed, rodent-like features of Cameron Fife's pathetic character when she sees him at a toga party and before he has even spoken one word. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but come on! Add to this the fact that metaphorically his character has all the fizz and personality of yesterdays unfinished beer, It is all to ridiculous for words. The only nerd who could ever seriously get away with this "beauty and the geek" nonsense was Woody Allen - and Cameron, you sir are no Woody Allen.


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