True Story

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: April 17, 2015 (limited) - April 17, 2015 - select cities
DVD: August 4, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 24 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones

Inspiration: Michael Finkel

Synopsis

This gripping story based on true events follows the relationship between the shamed journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) and accused murderer Christian Longo (James Franco), who lived under Finkel's pseudonym for years.

Finkel begins investigating Longo's past in order to uncover the reality of Longo's story and to redeem his own name and tarnished career.

Director: Rupert Goold
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner
Screenplay: Rupert Goold, David Kajganich
Official Site: truestorymovie.com

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  • 4 stars "Wasn't the best movie ever, but was good. It was slightly thrilling and well done. It didn't show anything violent yet the subject manner was disturbing. Pretty entertaining movie!"
  • 3 stars "If you have children - particularly, small children - I would advise against this movie. Overall, the movie achieves what I think it sets out to, but it sort of leaves you feeling empty inside. James Franco's performance is OK, but I get a sense after watching the film that I've contributed to something that I wish I hadn't been a part of it. Research Christian Longo prior to seeing the film if you don't mind spoilers, but I would avoid seeing this film if I could go back 24 hours."
  • 4 stars "So great to see an actual story unfold in a film, and it wasn't over-directed, great performances - good film!"