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      A True Story

      Released Oct 25, 2013 1h 36m Comedy List
      Reviews 70% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Two screenwriters (Cameron Fife, Tyler McGee) find their Hollywood dream in jeopardy when one's manipulative former lover (Katrina Bowden) rolls back into town. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Mike and Matt wrote a true story - well, OK, they said themselves that some things had been changed, some details left out (or maybe it was all pulled from whole cloth) - however it happened, this was one of the best written and acted non- romcon comedies I have ever seen. It is the first thing that I have seen Fife and McGee act in, and it vastly increased my respect for Katrina Bowden as an actress (she was also good in Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil). This script was funny and incredibly witty, and the two leads were extremely good in it - so good that at times they were acting in a way that made me forget they were acting. That sounds like something all actors should be able to do, but very rarely does it happen in such an effortless way, especially in an independent movie. Part of that is the script, but I have seen many good movies (and some really good ones) where you can tell the actors know they are in front of a camera, and you can tell they know. That was not the way this movie was. I started watching this not expecting much, and had zero desire to stop watching it from the first lines to the last. John Gries and Malcolm Goodwin were excellent in supporting roles as a talent scout (Goodwin) and a producer (Gries), and their performances matched the excellence, catching the condescending FU attitude of the corporate types without cheesing or hamming it up. I give this movie a solid five, but I will admit that some people don't like incredibly funny and intelligent movies. If you want exploding porpoises diving into aircraft carriers, go watch Ben Affleck (yeah, there is a great bit about him halfway through the movie!). Watch this movie - it should win awards! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Two screenwriters (Cameron Fife, Tyler McGee) find their Hollywood dream in jeopardy when one's manipulative former lover (Katrina Bowden) rolls back into town.
      Director
      Malcolm Goodwin
      Screenwriter
      Cameron Fife, Tyler McGee
      Distributor
      Freestyle Releasing
      Production Co
      June Street Productions
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 25, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 36m