Where the Truth Lies (2005, CDN/USA) C-106m. SCOPE *** D: Atom Egoyan. Starring Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman, Rachel Blanchard, Maury Chaykin, Sonja Bennett, Kristin Adams, Don McKellar. Engrossing mystery drama about journalist Lohman, who in 1972 wants to write a biography of two entertainer greats of the 1950s, Bacon and Firth, in order to find out the truth behind mysterious discovery of a dead girl in their apartment. Film intriguingly shifts between the late 1950s and the early 1970s (with great period flavor) and is very well-acted, especially by Bacon. Glossy cinematography by Paul Sarossy, good score by Mychael Danna. Egoyan adapted a novel by Rupert Holmes.

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