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Telling Lies in America

Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


Scott's Rating:
3 / 5
Times Seen:
Viewing Date:
December 1998
IMDB Name:
Telling Lies in America (1997)
Guy Ferland
MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for sex related situations.

Greasy Bacon

The star of Telling Lies in America is Kevin Bacon. Like his character in Wild Things, he's a sleazeball. He's such a practiced sleazeball that his portrayal elevates the screenplay to watchable.

I'm not crazy about Joe Eszterhas as a writer, so I wasn't thrilled at the notion of his autobiography, but I needed my Calista Flockhart fix on a Monday night with no "Ally McBeal". This is not a good reason to watch a movie, as it turns out. I wasn't exactly moved by Brad Renfro's performance as the troubled teenage immigrant trying to be cool and make it through school.

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