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Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 7 March 2005
Inspired by actual events, about a young girl and her mother, Laren Sims, a con-artist and master of disguises who steals the identities of other women and then turns to murder to protect her secrets.

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Christian Duguay

Writer:

Matt Dorff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joely Richardson ... Laren Sims
Colm Feore ... Lucas Mackenzie
Hayden Panettiere ... Haylei Sims
Jasmine Berg Jasmine Berg ... Young Haylei Sims
Tim Henry ... Johnny
Judith Buchan Judith Buchan ... Jenny
Kailin See Kailin See ... Kristin
Joe Norman Shaw ... Edwards Samuels
Kira Bradley Kira Bradley ... Tammy
Stirling Karlsen Stirling Karlsen ... Jodie
Barbara Gates Wilson Barbara Gates Wilson ... Detective Rayburn
Marty Antonini ... Guy
Rita Bozi Rita Bozi ... Carolyn
Carrie Schiffler Carrie Schiffler ... Roadside Diner Waitress
Tom Carey ... Jake
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Storyline

Free-spirited Laren Sims runs away with her daughter Haylei, after skipping out on her probation for stealing and spending money using stolen credit cards. Using numerous identities, fake checks, and swiped credit cards, the duo take up roots in Sin City itself- Las Vegas. Against Haylei's wishes, Laren marries wealthy attorney Lucas, and settles down with her daughter to raise horses. But when Laren's criminal past begins to haunt her, the shocking lengths that Laren will undertake to escape it makes for a discovery of more secrets and lies that ultimately end in murder. Based on a true story. Written by Icedberry

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Sometimes, it's better not to know the truth.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anyám hazugságai See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the real-life murder of Sacramento attorney Larry McNabney, poisoned by his wife Elisa McNabney, and her young accomplice, Sarah Dutra. See more »

Quotes

Laren Sims: [getting ready for her date with Lucas] I'm cooking dinner.
Haylei Sims: Yeah, I saw the food containers...
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A Voice That Carries
Written and Performed by Bonnie McKee
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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A disturbing story of a dysfunctional mother daughter bond.
7 March 2005 | by P3charmedSee all my reviews

the story itself isn't all its cracked up to be. But the fact that its based on actual events gives it power. Joely Richardson carries the movie as a fugitive mother, who along with her young daughter, leaves a trail of warrants across the country. When she settles with a wealthy attorney, her past demons come back with a vengeance.

Though its very much a "Lifetime" movie, it has a nice sense of freshness to the genre. There are a few plot twists that seem to never get explained in full, but its a Lifetime Original, so you get that you pay for..

If you're in on a Friday night, or you're a fan of Joely, i recommend it.


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