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Old 11-18-08, 05:43 PM
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Nothing But the Truth (Lurie, 2008): political drama with Beckinsdale and Matt Dillon

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In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
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I'm a bit wary of David Schwimmer's involvement, but this could be interesting.
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Old 11-20-08, 10:25 AM
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It got a great reception at 2008 Toronto Film Festival, and many pundits are even talking about a possible Oscar nom for Beckinsale. Trailer looks very interesting. Though Schwimmer does seem to be the weak link.
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Schwimmer is a weird actor. I was flipping channels the other day and stumbled on some movie where he was beating "Jim" from The Office with a baseball bat.
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Variety review:
The story of a journalist willing to go to prison to defend her right to protect her source on an explosive story, "Nothing But the Truth" itself resembles a workmanlike piece of journalism motivated by an outraged sense of injustice. Competently constructed and nicely acted by Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga, Rod Lurie's second femme-centric political meller, after "The Contender," takes a similarly critical stand on the abuse of power, but its one-track mind and prosaic approach make the film as laborious as the case is interesting.
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"Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

anyone see this?

i just wanted to discuss this with others who saw it. i thought it was pretty effective. very well acted. i just can't believe someone would go through that and destroy their entire life. it seemed so extreme that i am not in a position to fully understand, but i guess because of who the source is i can understand.

so tell me for those who saw it...when did you figure out who it was? i got it at the 55 minute marker when the two CIA agents and Vera Farmiga's character were walking in the cemetery.


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when they said all their intel was leading to dead-ends i knew right there that the only one they could not trace was the daughter. i mean how could they. i thought the daughter told Beckinsale's son however and that is why we see the scene where the son tell's Farmiga's CIA/mom character to say hello to her daughter from him. didn't exactly know when or how daughter spilled, but i got it.


so was it that obvious for others? and what did you think overall?
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

I loved it. I thought Beckinsale was great (as she was in Snow Angels) and Farmiga was as well.

I think it took maybe about 45 minutes before I began to piece it all together.

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I began to think that, the way she was with her kid, that the only person that she would go to that length to protect HAD to be a kid, and that lead to me fingering the daughter.. err.. that's not what I meant.


Was still effective nonetheless.
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

I thought it wasn't as good as The Contender, though both feel like Lifetime movies. Matt Dillon was the best part. He should show his ugly side more often.
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

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I really like the fact that Beckinsale is starting to choose much better roles. The action thing is okay every once in a while, but I've always thought she was a very talented actress languishing in bad roles. Good to see her finally show off her acting ability. She was also stellar in Winged Creatures and Snow Angels. 3 great films back to back to back. Now the question is her next two films going to be any good. One is Whiteout about her chasing a killer in the arctic. The other is a role with Deniro called Everybody's Fine about a father trying to reconnect with his estranged children.

Besides, she gives me a raging you know what.
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

i searched "Nothing" and "Truth" separately in here and reviews forum.
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15 View Post
I thought it wasn't as good as The Contender, though both feel like Lifetime movies. Matt Dillon was the best part. He should show his ugly side more often.
i loved "The Contender" as well. liked that more though. same director, right?

this surprised me. i thought it would be kinda ho hum, but was pleasantly surprised. and it and TC didn't seem Lifetime at all.
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
i searched "Nothing" and "Truth" separately in here and reviews forum.
The only way to be absolutely sure is to do an advanced Search by Keyword, with "Search Title Only" selected. I have the advanced search page bookmarked right below my forum bookmark, so I can always do a quick check before posting a new thread.
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
The only way to be absolutely sure is to do an advanced Search by Keyword, with "Search Title Only" selected. I have the advanced search page bookmarked right below my forum bookmark, so I can always do a quick check before posting a new thread.
i always do this search and just now, in fact, using advanced, keyword: Nothing, checked search titles only, highlighted movie talk

got: Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.
The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : nothing
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

If you type in Nothing But the Truth, it comes right up.
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

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If you type in Nothing But the Truth, it comes right up.
very sneaky sis, very sneaky!
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Re: "Nothing But the Truth" (Beckinsale, Dillon, Alda) Discussion.

Just caught this on DVD and enjoyed it quite a bit. In response to the OP's question, I never figured out the source...mainly because I wasn't really trying to. I found myself pulled into the story and the character's separation from her family, and didn't pause to consider specifically who she was trying to protect. When it was revealed at the end, I didn't really see it coming.
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Re: Nothing But the Truth (Lurie, 2008): political drama with Beckinsdale and Matt Di

just saw this on Netflix. Didn't mind David Schwimmer, until I realized that his character is married to a "Rachel."

One question though,
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why couldn't Rachel Armstrong have claimed Erica Van Doren was her source after the murder? The CIA already suspected her, plus her sudden resignation from the CIA would have made her a believable source. Plus she was dead and couldn't defend herself
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Re: Nothing But the Truth (Lurie, 2008): political drama with Beckinsdale and Matt Di

Very good film that was hurt by the contrived ending.
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Re: Nothing But the Truth (Lurie, 2008): political drama with Beckinsdale and Matt Di

It's been a good while(over a year) since I watched it, but I remember some good performances in a pretty intelligent plot.

Matt Dillon was really good IIRC.
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Re: Nothing But the Truth (Lurie, 2008): political drama with Beckinsdale and Matt Di

Matt Dillon was really good IIRC.
Interesting! While I thought he did a good job, I thought he was the weakest link as far as his performance goes.
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