The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

Downloadable Video - 2017
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Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger star in this thriller about a defense attorney (Reeves) who fights to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.
Publisher: [United States] :, Mongrel Media :, 2017.
Made available through hoopla,, 2017.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (circa 94 min.)) :,sound, color.
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INVS
Apr 24, 2019

I felt this was an hour or so filler from anything on TV. My title would be NOT the Whole Truth. It was poorly put together; an attempt to throw in the red herring diversion; just kind of silly. John Belushi played the creepy character well & I loved to despise him. Keanau was a bit off. I had to reread the cover box to figure out who the wife/mother was despite watching her on screen. What the heck has happened to RZ of beauty in years not so long past? I did not recognize her. Recommend? not unless you're really desperate.

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Les_J
Mar 31, 2019

Good film, but for a Keannu-as-a-lawyer movie, he can't top The Devil's Advocate (1997).

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nivlem
Jan 25, 2019

Quite good, not great. The acting is... so-so? Everyone (except Belushi) seems to be imitating Keanu Reeves' low-key minimalism. The most disappointing thing is that it was filmed in Louisiana, set in Louisiana and yet has no Louisiana flavour whatsoever. It could've taken place in Colorado or Ohio.

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spiritchild
Jan 12, 2019

The ending was not what I suspected. Given it takes place mostly in a court room, it is hard to make it super 'exciting' for those who like fast moving. Reasonably put together.

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Thomasd
Dec 04, 2018

Excellent courtroom drama, with particular emphasis on how lawyers perceive jurors and how jurors perceive the truth.

The only downside to me is that there isn't much hinging on the outcome. With something like the Scopes trials, the whole concept of rationality and modernity hinges on the outcome. Or in a major human rights or death penalty case, a lot hinges on the outcome. And in addition none of the major characters are really likeable when the outcome is known, none of them is all that admirable, even those that took risks and laid it on the line are not that appealing by the end. I am not sure that we are even ever told whether this was a capital issue in whatever state it occurred in.

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lakeland53
Oct 05, 2018

Well acted courtroom thriller. Enjoyed it very much.

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firefly5
Sep 29, 2018

Good movie. The story is well told and keeps you wondering.

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roncandelaria
May 28, 2018

A very well done movie...enjoyable, interesting and worth watching and enjoying the suspense.

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movie20
May 19, 2018

A tense courtroom drama. Well acted. I liked it.😤

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daysleeper236
Apr 16, 2018

An intriguing courtroom thriller.

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jimg2000
Feb 27, 2017

How much do you know about Muhammad Ali?
-I know he didn't go to law school.
Better than that. In 1974, he took on George foreman, who was seven years younger, and had knocked out every man he'd fought. Foreman was at his peak. And Ali, round after round, just stood there getting pounded. He wouldn't or couldn't fight back. No one knew which.
-You mean the rope-a-dope?
Yeah. And finally, in the eighth round, foreman got tired, tired of punching, exhausted himself.
Suddenly, Ali came to life. In one round, foreman was on the canvas like an old man.
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Why won't he talk to you?
-That's the problem with people who refuse to speak. They never say why.

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jimg2000
Feb 27, 2017

Listen. It's your call, but Stanford is one of the top schools in the country and you got in early. I mean, look, I'm happy to go to Reed, check it out, but... It's weird. Maybe we should just declare
victory and head home early, huh? Surprise your mom? (A Surprise of all surprises for them.)
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I didn't do that to save you!
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The jury believed xxyyzz, ignored the facts and the law, did what they knew was right.
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At some point, every defense lawyer has to choose between his own need to know the truth and the best interests of his client.
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A wife doesn't have to testify against her husband, but a mother does against her child? Like the bond is somehow less or something? (It is True!)

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zandralynn
Feb 23, 2017

zandralynn thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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