Where the Truth LiesOctober 7, 2005
K. O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 6.6/10 (10,552 voted)
Critic's Score: 47/100
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman
A female journalist tries to uncover the truth behind the breakup, years earlier, of a celebrated comedy team after the duo found a girl dead in their hotel room. Though both had airtight alibis and neither was accused, the incident put an end to their act.
Writers: Atom Egoyan, Rupert Holmes
NY Hotel Concierge
Release Date: 7 October 2005
Filming Locations: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $CAD184,496
(9 October 2005)
(27 November 2005)
Did You Know?
An important plot twist, part of the reason the film was given an NC-17 rating in the US, is revealed in the documentary 'This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)'.
When Vince accompanies Karen back to Bonnie's apartment, she asks him to push the button for the fourth floor. Instead, he pushes the third-floor button, where they subsequently get off.
Having to be a nice guy is the toughest job in the world when you're not.
A Wonderful Mess
Atom Egoyan is one of my most trusted directors. He never disappoints
me even when I'm not totally taken by the film. This is a perfect
example of that. I loved it and hated it, all at the same time.
Everything works and nothing works. Bacon and Firth couldn't be better
as the Martin and Lewis, boy and girl act and yet…I didn't quite
believe it. Good as they are they're not heavyweights and in my modest
opinion the parts required heavyweights. I was sucked in though and
enthralled by some extraordinary Egoyanesque moments with David
Lynchish touches here and there. I believe the film was a flop at the
box office, naturally. Too much of an adult story that demands not only
full attention but participation from its audience. I will certainly
see it again.