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
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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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