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Some people just don't have a knack for deception. The key to the perfect lie is as follows: 1) it needs to be small, 2) you have to be able to come up with multiple details that make your lie sound like it could be the truth, and 3) some of those details actually have to be true. Once you break one of those three rules you open yourself up to a devastating downward spiral that will end only when you're either exposed or simply forced to reveal the truth. The character played by Joshua Leonard in the The Lie makes the mistake of not following rule #1.

The trailer for the film, which played at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival is now online. Check it out below or in HD over on Apple.



The movie centers on a young couple that is forced to give up their idealistic dreams when they welcome an unexpected child into the world. When Lonny (Leonard) finds himself desperately needing a break from the corporate world, he tells his boss (Gerry Bednob) a truly terrible fib: he says that his young daughter has died. Unfortunately for Lonny, the lie quickly spreads until he finds that he has no choice but to pretend that it's the truth. Based on the short story by T.C. Boyle, The Lie will be distributed by Screen Media Films, but doesn't yet have a release date.
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