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True Story [DVD] [2015]

  • SKU: 4224131
  • Release Date: 08/04/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (301 out of 340)

    Special Features


    • Director's audio commentary
    • Gallery
    • Mike Finkel featurette
    • The making of True Story
    • The truth behind True Story
    • Who is Christian Longo?
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    True Story
    This psychological thriller, based on true events, tells the story of a disgraced journalist (Jonah Hill) who's drawn into a cat-and-mouse game with an accused murderer (James Franco) who has assumed the journalists' identity. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James Franco
      James Franco - Christian Longo
    • Jonah Hill
      Jonah Hill - Michael Finkel
    • Felicity Jones
      Felicity Jones - Jill Barker
    • Ethan Suplee
      Ethan Suplee - Pat Frato
    • Gretchen Mol
      Gretchen Mol - Karen Hannen



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 340 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      True Story Blu-ray Disc 2015

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      bllackeagle
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      "Sometimes the truth is not believable but it does not mean it is not true." Mike Finkel (Hill) is an important and respected journalist for the New York Times. After a story he wrote is exposed as not true his like is ruined. While trying to decide what to do next, he receives a call saying that a man named Christian Longo (Franco) killed his wife and children and said his name was Mike Finkel. After traveling to meet Christian, Mike decides to write a book with and about him, while at the same time trying to decide if Christian is innocent or if he really did do the horrible things he is accused of. This is a flat out an amazing movie. The acting is great, as expected, but the fact that this is a true story makes it that much more engrossing. You spend the entire movie wondering, as Mike does, about Christian's story. One minute you think he is innocent, and the next you think he is guilty. The constant flip-flopping last until the very end of the movie and that also keeps you absorbed in what you are watching. This is a movie I could go on and on about, but I will just end with watch this. Right now. Overall, a flat out a terrific movie that will keep you engrossed and involved all the way to the end. I loved it. I easily give this an A+.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      FRANCO SHINES

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      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      The whole fall and winter of 2001 was a litany of bad news for many Americans, starting of course with the horrors of September 11, but then, for those of us in Portland anyway, made somehow more horrifying by the pre-Christmas discovery of a murdered family just dumped in the water off of Oregon's scenic coast. The Longo story dominated the local news here for a long time, and while the Finkel angle never received any undue attention, the entire saga of this preppy looking murderer was front page and lead story fare for months. True Story plays a little fast and loose with some facts, making its title a bit questionable, but one of the film's more daring gambits is trying to "humanize" Longo, at least in terms of his relationship with Finkel. The film never successfully coalesces its thesis that these two are somehow peas in a pod, but True Story still offers excellent opportunities for both Hill and Franco in roles far removed from some of their more whimsical comedic personae. Technical merits are generally strong and with caveats noted, True Story comes Recommended.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      4 1/2 stars Super Sleeper Movie

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      pansneverland
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      Best Buy, you need to allow reviewers to use half stars instead of only full stars when we are rating a product! True Story is based on a true story. I really wanted to see this in theaters but it had a limited release and none of the theaters running the film were near me. That aside, this is a fantastic movie! I think many people look at Jonah Hill and James Franco and think comedy, and sice this is a drama, it was overlooked. These guys killed it! Franco portrayed the serial killer in a goosebump chilling way that you will not soon forget, and Hill didn't miss a beat. The plus is the price. For such a new movie, it's a steal!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      2 great actors back at it again :)

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      HustleMania602
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      you can't go wrong with Franco and Hill,Franco plays Christian Longo, a man on the FBI's most wanted list accused of murdering his wife and three children in Oregon. He hid in Mexico using the identity of Michael Finkel, a journalist played by Hill The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically on April 17, 2015, in the United States. The film explores the relationship that develops between the two men after the journalist Finkel begins to meet with Longo in prison.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Collective display of talents James and Jonah.

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      gillette
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      Michael Finkel Played by Jonah Hill and Christian Logo played by James Franco. It's about digging for the truth, and trying to spot the liar, with the huge complication being that both parties feel the other is the one that's being dishonest. I feel the character of Michael's wife played by Felicity Jones was under-developed, this role certainly would of added to the over all film. I found the film to be very intriguing.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not great, not bad either.

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      Suzanna23
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      Well, few movies are great. A man charged with murdering his family contacts a journalist to get his story told. It does involve you, did he really murder his family? The journalist sets out to learn more, and that's what the movie is all about: did he or didn't he? James Franco is rather good as the man charged. It's a pretty good way to spend 90 minutes; it's just not fast paced and gripping.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fascinating

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      Dagtanan16
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      Stellar performances by both Franco and Hill. Fans of both know these two can bring us to tears because we're laughing so hard at the foolish things they either say or do in their films, but seeing them both in this more serious role was just as good. In a different way, of course. Like most crime/drama films the movie starts off a little slow, but as the story unfolds you will definitely come to enjoy and appreciate it.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good drama

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      Rocky
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      When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo--who has taken on Finkel's identity--his reporting job morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel's relentless pursuit of Longo's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit, and redemption.

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