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The Truth About Lies (2018)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Romance | 27 January 2018 (USA)
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Gilby finds himself in a tangled web of lies when the truth proves to be too much to admit and even harder to accept.

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Phil Allocco

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Phil Allocco
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Credited cast:
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ... Sharon
Odette Annable ... Rachel Stone
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Eric Stone
Colleen Camp ... May
Fran Kranz ... Gilby Smalls
Laura Kightlinger ... Ms. Harris
Adam David Thompson ... Andy
Oakes Fegley ... Boy
Miles Fisher ... Kevin
Arthur J. Nascarella ... James Lance
Gemma Forbes ... Ann
Anais Lee ... Little Girl
Jonathan Katz ... Dr. Pollard
Chris LaPanta ... Fireman
Angela Pietropinto ... Aunty
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Gilby Smalls is having a meltdown. He's just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire and his girlfriend gave him the boot. And it's only Wednesday. Now, at the ripe old age of thirty-something, he is forced to move in with May, his booze-swindling man-obsessed mother. This is the last straw. Gilby's life is bleak until best friend Kevin drags him to a family get-together, where he meets Rachel, Kevin's very beautiful but very married sister. Rachel is the very thing Gilby needs to get his life back on track. Desperate to impress her, Gilby starts to weave a web of lies; one bigger than the next. Now in a sticky mess, Gilby is forced to face the uncomfortable truth about himself before he can find a way out of his very own Lies. The Truth About Lies explores the potent role lying plays in relationships and life with some surprising results!

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Comedy | Romance

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English

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Hilarious and relatable
17 November 2017 | by alannakouriSee all my reviews

I am already a fan of romantic comedies so I may be biased but I think The Truth About Lies stands apart from the sea of typical rom-coms that are out. The main elements that stood out to me are the dynamic cast and unique, witty writing.

The movie has this type of humor that is both quirky and at times, reminiscent of 500 Days of Summer. They managed to avoid the dreaded curse of cheesiness that most romantic comedies succumb to. They pulled off a perfect equilibrium between comedy and relationships which can be appreciated by more than just the "chick-flick" genre lovers. While keeping the writing quick and humorous, the story included real issues, which is rare for comedies. Cheating, lying, and getting your life together are all things everyone can relate to or has experienced at one point. Ironically, it was very honest for being a movie centered on lies.

As I said, the cast is also a large part of the hilarity of this movie. Fran Kranz' comedic background is evident in his portrayal of the quirky, awkward male lead. The chemistry between him and Odette Annable was very easy to believe and more likable than a lot of unrequited love stories. It was easy to root for them despite the circumstances. I think the skilled cast in addition to the original writing made this movie one I would recommend to everyone.


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