• True Story (2015)

True Story

Release Date: April 10th, 2015

DVD Release Date: August 4th, 2015

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

New York Times journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) loses his job when it's revealed that he was not entirely truthful in a cover story he wrote on contemporary slave trading in Africa. His world collapses even further when he learns he's a victim of identity theft; a man named Christian Longo (James Franco) assumed Finkel's name and stood accused of murdering his own family. Seeing a way to rebuild his shattered reputation, Finkel meets with Longo to hear his story.

Cast: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Robert John Burke, Gretchen Mol, Ethan Suplee, Maria Dizzia, Connor Kikot

Director: Rupert Goold

Genres: Mystery , Crime drama

Production Co: New Regency Pictures, Plan B Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Dark, Prison, Brooding, Emotional, 2010s, Mystery, Office, Judge, New York City, Wife, Murder

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Far from rising to the level of truthiness, let alone truth, True Story rings false from start to finish. show more

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Lead performances from Jonah Hill and James Franco are plenty impressive. But at the same time, True Story is almost too polished and clever for its own good, sacrificing complexity for a surface-y examination of the issues at play. show more

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Goold's work never feels stagey; a smart and varied visual sense opens up even settings as basic as a jail's visiting room. But what happens in that room isn't as convincing as might be expected from these actors. show more

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