The Lie (2011)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Adaptation
Keywords black comedy, family, short story, workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mark Webber Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Jess Weixler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Jeff Feuerzeig Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Joshua Leonard Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sriram Das Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Joey Boukadakis Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
T.C. Boyle Source Material (from short story: "The Lie") 120786 4000005
Ben Kasulke Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mary Pat Bentel Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Emily Batson Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Tom Hammock Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Peter Raeburn Music n/a 120781 8000001
Greg O'Bryant Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mitchell Goldman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Mary Pat Bentel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gerry Bednob Actor Radko 1 1000005
Kirk Baltz Actor Joel 1 1000006
Mark Webber Actor Tank 1 1000004
Jane Adams Actor Dr. Ellen Bentel 1 1000003
Jess Weixler Actor Clover 1 1000002
Alia Shawkat Actor Seven 1 1000007
Kelli Garner Actor Brianne 1 1000008
Violet Long Actor Xana 1 1000012
Joshua Leonard Director n/a 2 2000001
Tipper Newton Actor Jeannie 1 1000011
Allison Anders Actor Allison 1 1000010
Holly Woodlawn Actor Cherrie 1 1000009
Joshua Leonard Actor Lonnie 1 1000001
Lonnie and Clover were once young idealists -- destined to change the world, until an unanticipated pregnancy derailed their plans. Instead of making their mark, the pair finds themselves trapped in a bourgeois nightmare, hosting barbeques and arguing about organic diapers. Clover is in her final year of law school, while Lonnie, stuck in a nine-to-five routine, remains in a daze about the artistic lifestyle they were forced to abandon. Deciding he needs some time away from his soul-sucking job to renew his stalled aspirations, Lonnie calls in sick and creates a shocking lie to justify his absence. Swept away in a series of misadventures beyond his control, he attempts to close the Pandora's box, but finds that it is too late. As Lonnie's crudely constructed lie begins to unravel.