#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Jonah Hill plays Michael Finkel, a recently terminated New York Times journalist who’s struggling for work after a story gone wrong. One day, he receives a phone call from a man regarding an FBI Most Wanted individual named Christian Longo, who’s been captured and claimed to be living as Finkel. Longo and Finkel meet and form a potentially marriage shattering bond while Longo is in prison awaiting his trial. Finkel exchanges journalism tips for the real events behind Longo’s alleged heinous acts of murdering his family. Through the twists and turns in the movie, only at the end will Finkel uncover the True Story.
Plot: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel’s name.
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James Franco delivers a good performance but the story is disconnected and doesn’t explain the evolution of Hill’s character. The problem is the script and the directing. You don’t get to understand where the movie is leading to or why and how are the troubles of Michael Finkel.
The actual happenings give a good chance of telling an interesting story but this movie fails to do so.
**About a man who has nothing to lose and a man who can’t afford another failure!**
It was based on the book of the same name, which was originally inspired by the real events. But there’s a striking resemblance between this and the Truman Capote story. About a man who is serving in prison for slaying a family and his encounter with a reporter/writer. And so their relationship strengthens as they sit together to discuss about each others life event. That is the main film, which covers the majority of the film, but feels like they revealed nothing much, particularly for our convince, yet the story moved forward.
For the Truman Capote, there are two films, including the one I liked ‘Infamous’ and the other one is ‘Capote’. Besides these two, there’s another title called ‘In Cold Blood’ that reveals the other side of the event, before Truman enters the scene. So that’s what I’m interested after watching this film. Because right now they preferred to portray a struggling writer and the crime parts were not given any importance. That means it is basically about a reporter/writer doing a story/book.
If they decide to make that one with the same cast as a prequel, then James Franco gets into an action which probably would give a good reason behind such crime where in this film the viewers can’t end watching surely what really happened. Both, Jonah Hill and James Franco was really impressive in this. Felicity Jones had the small presence, but was in a main role. It was a feature film debut for the director and he was well managed to make it decently. Overall, for me, it was a good film, not the best, but can be watched once.
True Story comes up short
True Story is based on the novel by Mike Finkel recounting his relationship with Christian Longo(James Franco), a man accused of murdering his wife and three children. Finkel(Jonah Hill)is a young up and coming journalist writing for the New York Times when his career is derailed after he plays a little fast and loose with some facts of a recently published article. While trying to plan the next chapter in his professional life he receives a call from a reporter looking to get an angle on the story about Longo. It seems that he was using Finkel’s identity when he was captured in Mexico. Finkel is naturally curious but also smells a story that could put his career back on track.
Finkel and Longo arrange to meet and what follows are a series of meetings where both men engage in a dialogue meant to extract as much information as possible from the other. But how much of what Longo shares is the truth? How does Finkel use the information he gets?
The main problem with this movie is the pay-off, or the lack thereof. The story is simply not as interesting as it sounds. Honestly, it’s no ones fault. The direction by first timer Rupert Goold is solid, well paced, and true to the story. The acting is good even if it is a little weird to see Hill and Franco together in serious roles. The best way to describe it might be we all know someone(friend or family member) who is excited to tell a story of something that happened to them or something they witnessed and when they are done, looking to you for a reaction, all you can say is “Is that it?”
The most compelling aspect of the film is Finkel coming to grips with the fact that he has to determining what is the truth and what is a lie. Not unlike his readers had to do after reading his last story for the Times. One liar interrogating another.
In the end, the build up leads to very little. The ride was interesting but the destination was a big disappointment.
“True Story” is an adaptation of a book in which the author tries desperately to make himself interesting. He isn’t. The screenwriters tried equally desperately to make this movie interesting. It’s not.
Apparently, Mike Finkel fancies himself Truman Capote. Without the journalistic integrity. The “True Story” movie viewing experience mirrors Finkel’s true story: 100 minutes in the dark waiting for something to happen. Nothing does. Not in Finkel’s real life and not in this film.
For the most part we are treated to Longo (James Franco) being inscrutable without a hint of creepy. Jill (Felicity Jones) being concerned about Finkel without a hint of passion. Finkel (Jonah Hill) being … I have no idea what he was being. Hill didn’t seem to, either. At one point he gets really, REALLY upset. Possibly to awaken audience members who’ve fallen asleep.
Is this all this nothing masquerading as drama the director’s fault? The actors seem to be animated in other films. The script is doing the best it can. The set design is fine, the photography quite good.
The real problem with this movie is: it’s based on a “true story” that has no story.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Director Rupert Goold
Writer Rupert Goold (screenplay by), David Kajganich (screenplay by), Michael Finkel (based on the book by)
Actors Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia
Awards 4 nominations.
Production Company New Regency Pictures, Plan B Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, Datasat, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Fujinon Alura Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format N/A