The Lie (2011)

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The Lie: Directed by Joshua Leonard. With Alia Shawkat, Mark Webber, Jane Adams, Kelli Garner. A man’s life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.

“Lonnie (Joshua Leonard) is not happy with his life. He rather smoke marijuana. Heu0026#39;s unhappy working on TV commercials. His wife Clover (Jess Weixler) surprises him after getting a big job offer. They have a baby together. Heu0026#39;s even more unhappy as his easy-going musician days slip further away. He decides to not go in to work and lie about the reason. He smokes with his friend Tank who is pushing his idea for face food.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLonnie is a really ugly character and Iu0026#39;m not just talking about his glasses. Heu0026#39;s needy. Heu0026#39;s petty. Heu0026#39;s childish. Heu0026#39;s arrogant. Once this character is laid out, the question becomes what the movie does with him. Clover says heu0026#39;s a great father. Thatu0026#39;s not where Iu0026#39;m at with him. Iu0026#39;m waiting to go a different direction than this movie. I want it to do something edgier and more compelling.”


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