Telling Lies in America (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Music

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A loner befriends a local celebrity, Billy Magic, but he soon begins to tell lies in order to maintain the friendship and the newfound status.




  • Brad Renfro and Calista Flockhart in Telling Lies in America (1997)
  • Kevin Bacon and Brad Renfro in Telling Lies in America (1997)
  • Kevin Bacon in Telling Lies in America (1997)
  • Telling Lies in America (1997)
  • Brad Renfro and Maximilian Schell in Telling Lies in America (1997)
  • Kevin Bacon in Telling Lies in America (1997)

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11 February 2001 | =G=
| A coming of age flick with a heart.
"Lies..." tells of a Hungraian immigrant 1960 high school boy who falls in with a corrupt D.J. (Bacon) on payola and jeopardizes the possibility of U.S. citizenship for himself and his father. The film showcases good performances by Bacon and Renfro, delivers the usual "slice of life" stuff, doesn't breach realism so as to make the emotional "buy in" impossible, and even conjures up some lessons about the importance of telling the truth...and lying. After all, we're all liars, aren't we.

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