Where the Truth Lies

Where the Truth Lies
Where the Truth Lies
  • NR
  • 1h 46m
  • 2005
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Starring Kevin Bacon (Beauty Shop, Mystic River), Colin Firth (Love Actually, Bridget Jones's Diary) and Alison Lohman (Big Fish, Matchstick Men), Where the Truth Lies is a suspenseful mystery from acclaimed director Atom Egoyan. In the '50s, Vince Collins (Firth) and Lanny Morris (Bacon) are the hottest showbiz duo in America. The combination of Lanny's brash American style and Vince's biting British wit is irresistible, especially to beautiful women. When a beautiful young woman, Maureen (Rachel Blanchard) is found dead in the bathtub of the duo's suite, their glittery world begins to crumble. They have rock solid alibis and are exonerated of any criminal wrongdoing; however, the scandal causes the once inseparable pair to part company. Fifteen years later, Karen O'Connor (Lohman), a young and ambitious journalist, is determined to uncover the secrets of the two men who, coincidentally, touched her life when she was a child. She persuades a publisher to offer a guarded Vince Collins one million dollars to collaborate with her on writing the untold story of his life with Lanny Morris. There is one condition: the truth must be told about the scandal that destroyed the duo. What really happened the night Maureen died? As Karen continues to search for many different truths-the truth about Vince and Lanny, the truth about Maureen's death, and even suppressed truths about herself- she becomes embroiled in a tense and bewildering game of cat-and-mouse.
© 2005 SLU Productions Inc./ Vincelanny Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The belabored noir plotting feels unbelievable, thus removing any sense of suspense. Also, Lohman is badly miscast.
Andrew Sarris

The solution to the 'mystery' ... becomes anticlimactic.

January 29, 2019
Matthew Leyland

An awkward marriage of smut and smarts that teases on every level but doesn't quite satisfy.

June 21, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

Egoyan simply offers too much in terms of twists and trysts.

January 29, 2019
Detroit Free Press
Terry Lawson

A mystery-inside- a-mystery that mostly just drives around in search of a nonexistent address and...

January 29, 2019
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

Replete with the sort of wooden acting, sleazy atmosphere and unsexy eroticism one normally associ...

January 29, 2019
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:October 21, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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