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The Whole Truth (2016)

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A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.

Director:

Courtney Hunt

Writer:

Nicholas Kazan (as Rafael Jackson)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Ramsey
Renée Zellweger ... Loretta
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Janelle
Gabriel Basso ... Mike
Jim Belushi ... Boone
Jim Klock ... Leblanc
Ritchie Montgomery ... Judge Robichaux
Christopher Berry ... Legrand
Lara Grice ... Juror #3
Nicole Barré ... Angela Morley
Lucky Johnson ... Limo Driver (as Kevin Johnson)
Lyndsay Kimball ... Officer Steed
Jason Kirkpatrick Jason Kirkpatrick ... Detective Graves
Sean Bridgers ... Arthur Westin
Jackie Tuttle Jackie Tuttle ... Trixie Westin
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Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter, that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle tries to dig deeper - and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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lawyer | knife | lie | drawing | teenager | See All (13) »

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Do you swear to tell the truth, The Whole Truth, and nothing but the truth? So help you God. See more »


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Rated R for language and some violence including a sexual assault | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El abogado del mal See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Daniel Craig was originally set to star, and pulled out four days before filming was supposed to begin. He was replaced by Keanu Reeves. See more »

Goofs

When Janelle asks Loretta for a cigarette on the porch, Loretta takes out a lighter and you hear a lighter flick open, then you hear it click shut like a Zippo lighter, but she's obviously holding a plastic Bic lighter. See more »

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Ramsey: At some point, every defense lawyer has to choose between his own need to know the truth and the best interests of his client.
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My Life is Hard
Written by Jess Shatkin, Josh Kessler, Marc Ferrari, and Reginald Sinkler
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Engaging Courtroom drama
13 April 2017 | by Floated2See all my reviews

The Whole Truth starring Keanu Reeves playing a defense attorney to a case of a teen accused of murdering his father. The case here works because Reeves character is portraying a defense attorney to a close friend of the son, and mother. Typically in courtroom dramas, there can be no close friend-type relationship.

The acting is very solid, and the film isn't too long which it doesn't drag on or become stale in several parts. It might have a slow build up but within each clue and piece of evidence, it pays off in the end.

The ending is offered in a slightly different tone, and may feature a unique twist (and I believe it works here). Looking back, now knowing the ending, there are several little clues along the way. here are some questionable motives of each characters, especially of the son Mike and his behaviour throughout (he is soft spoken and mostly mute throughout), but the answers come out in the end. Otherwise, the Whole Truth is a very solid and entertaining thriller. Worth the watch.


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