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White Lie (2019)

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A popular undergrad faking cancer struggles to maintain her secret.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kacey Rohl ... Katie Arneson
Amber Anderson ... Jennifer Ellis
Martin Donovan ... Doug Arneson
Thomas Olajide ... Jabari Jordan
Connor Jessup ... Owen
Sharon Lewis ... Colette
Christine Horne ... Julia Stansfield
Darrin Baker ... Dr. Becker
Zahra Bentham ... Kadisha
Shanice Banton ... Veronica
Spencer Glassman Spencer Glassman ... Amy
Hershel Blatt ... Kevin
Luc Trottier ... Rylie
Carolina Bartczak ... Magda
Matthew Owen Matthew Owen ... Lucas


Katie Arneson is faking cancer. A university dance major, Katie's falsified diagnosis and counterfeit fundraising have transformed her into a campus celebrity surrounded by the supportive community she's always dreamed of: a close-knit group of friends, security in her academic pursuits, and a caring relationship with her girlfriend. Dependent upon a bursary for sick students to maintain her ruse, Katie learns the funding is in jeopardy unless she can provide copies of her medical records within the week.

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The film was scheduled to be released theatrically in April 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Canadian distributor to release it digitally that summer instead. See more »


Jabari Jordan: Look, Katherine, I'm not gonna do this for you.
Katie Arneson: Owen said you'd done it before.
Jabari Jordan: Owen said that I've forged medical documents?
Katie Arneson: Well, he said... he said that you'd help me.
Jabari Jordan: Well, he shouldn't have said that. I looked you up online, I saw your fundraising page and I don't wanna know what you're doing and I don't want to be a part of it. So you can tell that to Owen and leave me alone.
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The Cycle/The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly
Written by Matt Tong, Lee Tesche, John Mahan, Franklin James Fisher and Jos Wos
Performed by Algiers
Courtesy of Matador Records by arrangement with Beggars Group Media
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Something the metoo crowd needs to see
22 July 2020 | by emceeanzSee all my reviews

In age where everyone wants to signal to the world how empathic they are, by believing EVERY female victim, instead of investigating, combined with narcissistic people who will lie and create false accusations to get ahead, we have the perfect storm brewing, so many innocent men and perhaps even a few innocent women, are now in jail because of fake accusations being believed instead of being investigated.Unfortunately We've gone from one extreme to the other, from not believing any female victims, to believing them all, it's just so irrational and in my view only hurts the cases of actual victims even more. Hopefully many from these moronic metoo movements will see this movie and have an aha moment about believing every single victim, I mean I doubt it, but still I have hope it might sway a few undecided people back to the rational world the rest of us inhabit, although as this movie shows, when that river of denial gets to be quite deep, this imagined victim will only look for ways to keep that river flowing, instead of draining it and facing the truth.

It's a good insightful Movie, but very painful to watch as the main character is so unlikable. Kudos to the filmmakers for being brave enough to show a not very popular side to the story.

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Release Date:

5 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.39 : 1
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