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R| 1 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
Deciding he needs some time away from his soul-killing job, a man (Joshua Leonard) tells a shocking lie to explain his absence.

Cast: Joshua Leonard , Jess Weixler , Mark Webber , Alia Shawkat , Jane Adams , Violet Long , Kelly Garner , Gerry Bednob

Director: Joshua Leonard

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Screen Media Films

The Lie (2011)

Release Date: January 25th, 2011|1 hr. 22 min.

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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It doesn't try too hard, but what The Lie is working at, in its unassuming, amusing way, is a mini-portrait of growing pains in a time of extended adolescence. The truth is, that kind of thing is never easy, no matter what age. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Likeably shaggy, it has arthouse appeal and a winning cast. show more

  • 65
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Embedded in The Lie is a sharp look at the moral limbo of a complacent life, the self-defeat of committing by halves, the self-interest of false equivalencies - but only the shallowest attempts are made to chip its themes out. show more

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'The Lie' Sundance Review: The Truth is 'The Lie' is Pretty Great

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Erik Davis on Jan 25th, 2011 11:00PM

Many of you out there will instantly relate to 'The Lie.' It's a film about reaching your thirties, getting married and having children, but then realizing that the responsibilities of being...

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