Movie review: 'True Story' can't quite make its case

April 16, 2015 9:27 PM

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"True Story" is a case of a well-crafted film, made by a first-time feature director with an impressive theatrical pedigree, that nonetheless struggles to locate the reasons for telling its story.

That story comes from the 2005 memoir by Michael Finkel, played in "True Story" by Jonah Hill. In 2002, writing for The New York Times Sunday magazine, journalist Finkel disgraced himself by fabricating an interview subject - a composite cooked up with details and quotes from several different peopl...

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