Once an idealistic young man with artistic aspirations, Lonnie is stuck and doesn’t quite know it. Working at an unfulfilling job, he longs to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a musician. When his wife, Clover, is presented with a career opportunity that could provide them with the stability she craves (but one that goes against their beliefs), Lonnie cannot muster the resolve to endure another day at work, so he tells a lie—a life-altering lie that he cannot take back.
Writer/director/actor Josh Leonard’s The Lie is a candid, yet charming, look at the way seemingly harmless actions can cause a chain reaction of irrevocable proportions. With shining performances and intelligent writing, The Lie takes us on a journey of self-discovery as it astutely examines what it means to be an adult, and the steps we all take to get there . . . eventually. –Sundance Film Festival
The Lie is a fantastic film, I was really impressed. A man with a family hates his job, hates where his life is going, he just feels stuck, this isn't the life he thought he would be leading when he was younger.His wife takes a job that could help them financially and that just sets him off even more, he then tells a lie that would change his life forever. This is a movie I didn't expect much from but as it was unfolding it hit me with a ton of bricks, the acting is pretty great, it's hilarious and very heartfelt. Joshua leonard impresses with both his directing and his acting. You've come along away from Blair Witch, man.
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