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The Lie (2018)

Between Earth and Sky (original title)
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A father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl's best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences.

Director:

Veena Sud

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Veena Sud (written for the screen by), Marcus Seibert (based on the film "Wir Monster" written by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sarsgaard ... Jay
Mireille Enos ... Rebecca
Joey King ... Kayla
Cas Anvar ... Sam
Patti Kim ... Detective Kenji
Nicholas Lea ... Detective Barnes
Devery Jacobs ... Britney
Dani Kind ... Trini
Alan Van Sprang ... Greg
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll ... Band Member
Vesper Rusk Vesper Rusk ... Baby Kayla
Skyla Fowler Skyla Fowler ... Baby Kayla
Kate Carlin Kate Carlin ... Additional Voices (voice)
David Cowgill ... Additional Voices (voice)
Matt Adler ... Additional Voices (voice)
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In this drama, a father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl's best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences. The family quickly closes ranks and decides not to tell anybody. But secrets rarely stay secret for long... and they soon find themselves faced with an impossible choice that will alter the course of their lives forever. Written by Daniel Tenenbaum

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Rated R for language throughout, some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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The Canadian film premiered at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018. See more »

Goofs

When Jay and Rebecca wake up on the couch they are both barefoot. She opens the blinds and then sits at the table where he is already seated. She is still barefoot but he has shoes on. See more »

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Remake of We Monsters (2015) See more »

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Happy Birthday
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Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill)
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So simple, yet so effective
13 October 2020 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

Sometimes the simple stories are the best ones. Quite a way through 'The Lie' I thought to myself just how little this film actually had in the way of complexity of plot. And yet I was enthralled by it and having an absolute blast. I didn't even need any more out of it. I was happy for it to play out in a natural way and I still would've given it a pretty decent rating. Then along came one of the best twist endings I've seen in a long time, and it was the perfect icing on the cake.

The film is very well acted. It has a cast of under-rated actors and they all play their part excellently. It has to be kept in mind that they are playing one of the most detestable families ever put on film, and yet at the same time they need to make the audience root for them - at least on some level. Not an easy thing to do. Joey King in particular really impressed me. Watching her emotional swings and how she could change them on a dime in any given scene was thoroughly impressive.

I love films like 'The Lie'. They're those films that don't need a big budget, or A-list celebrities or over-the-top and unrealistic characters. They just take a great script and get every drop out of it. I highly recommend checking this one out, and knowing as little about it before going in as possible as well.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.39:1
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