Where the Truth Lies

October 7th, 2005


Where the Truth Lies

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K. O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.6/10 (10,552 voted)

Critic's Score: 47/100

Director: Atom Egoyan

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman

A female journalist tries to uncover the truth behind the breakup, years earlier, of a celebrated comedy team after the duo found a girl dead in their hotel room. Though both had airtight alibis and neither was accused, the incident put an end to their act.

Writers: Atom Egoyan, Rupert Holmes

Kevin Bacon - Lanny
Colin Firth - Vince
Alison Lohman - Karen
David Hayman - Reuben
Rachel Blanchard - Maureen
Maury Chaykin - Sally Sanmarco
Sonja Bennett - Bonnie
Kristin Adams - Alice
Deborah Grover - Mrs. O'Flaherty
Beau Starr - Jack Scaglia
Arsinée Khanjian - Publishing Executive
Gabrielle Rose - Publishing Executive
Don McKellar - Publishing Executive
David Hemblen - NY Hotel Concierge
John Moraitis - Irv Fleischman


Official Website: Official site | Official site [United States] |

Release Date: 7 October 2005

Filming Locations: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $CAD184,496 (Canada) (9 October 2005)

Gross: $871,527 (USA) (27 November 2005)

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Did You Know?

An important plot twist, part of the reason the film was given an NC-17 rating in the US, is revealed in the documentary 'This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)'.

Continuity: When Vince accompanies Karen back to Bonnie's apartment, she asks him to push the button for the fourth floor. Instead, he pushes the third-floor button, where they subsequently get off.

Lanny Morris: Having to be a nice guy is the toughest job in the world when you're not.

User Review

A Wonderful Mess

Rating: 7/10

Atom Egoyan is one of my most trusted directors. He never disappoints me even when I'm not totally taken by the film. This is a perfect example of that. I loved it and hated it, all at the same time. Everything works and nothing works. Bacon and Firth couldn't be better as the Martin and Lewis, boy and girl act and yet...I didn't quite believe it. Good as they are they're not heavyweights and in my modest opinion the parts required heavyweights. I was sucked in though and enthralled by some extraordinary Egoyanesque moments with David Lynchish touches here and there. I believe the film was a flop at the box office, naturally. Too much of an adult story that demands not only full attention but participation from its audience. I will certainly see it again.


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