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The Lie (2011)

R | | Drama | 11 November 2011 (USA)
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A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.

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Joshua Leonard

Writers:

T. Coraghessan Boyle (short story), Jeff Feuerzeig (additional material) | 3 more credits »

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Credited cast:
Kelli Garner ... Brianna
Jane Adams ... Dr. Bentel
Alia Shawkat ... Seven
Mark Webber ... Tank
Jess Weixler ... Clover
James Ransone ... Weasel
Joshua Leonard ... Lonnie
Kirk Baltz ... Joel
Matthew Newton ... Steve
Gerry Bednob ... Radko
Allison Anders ... Allison
Tipper Newton ... Jeannie
Lola Blanc ... Green-Eyed Girl (as Kandice Melonakos)
Holly Woodlawn ... Cherry
Mike McColl ... Ted (as Michael McColl)
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A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.

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He's about to have a moment of truth.

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some drug use

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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ugly character and then ...
26 January 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Lonnie (Joshua Leonard) is not happy with his life. He rather smoke marijuana. He's unhappy working on TV commercials. His wife Clover (Jess Weixler) surprises him after getting a big job offer. They have a baby together. He's even more unhappy as his easy-going musician days slip further away. He decides to not go in to work and lie about the reason. He smokes with his friend Tank who is pushing his idea for face food.

Lonnie is a really ugly character and I'm not just talking about his glasses. He's needy. He's petty. He's childish. He's arrogant. Once this character is laid out, the question becomes what the movie does with him. Clover says he's a great father. That's not where I'm at with him. I'm waiting to go a different direction than this movie. I want it to do something edgier and more compelling.


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