REVIEW: Nothing But The Truth
by true events. Kate Beckinsale and Academy Award® nominee
Matt Dillon (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting
Role for Crash, 2004) lead an all-star cast in this
explosive story about a Washington, D.C. reporter who faces
a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing
to out her source. The all-star cast includes Academy Award®
nominees Alan Alda (Best Performance by an Actor in a
Supporting Role for The Aviator, 2004), Angela Bassett (Best
Actress in a Leading Role for What's Love Got to Do with It,
1993); Emmy® Award nominee David Schwimmer (Outstanding
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for "Friends," 1994),
Golden Globe® nominee Noah Wyle (Best Performance by an
Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or
Motion Picture for "ER," 1997-99) and Vera Farmiga (The
FILM FACTS: "Nothing
But The Truth" is inspired by the case of Valerie Plame,
whose CIA agent status was exposed by a Washington Post
journalist Robert Novak in his column on July 14, 2003. The
film was released in limited cities back on December 19,
2008. "Nothing But The Truth" was produced by Yari Film
Group with an estimated budget of $11.5 millions.
Unfortunately the film was only able to collect $3,045 in
its opening weekend. All this as a result of its
controversial political content.
DVD: Nothing But The Truth is presented in
a widescreen format with a 2.40:1 aspect ration. The
transfer looks clean. The picture is
complemented with a 5.1 Dolby digital sound in
English with and English subtitles. It is hard to understand
why an intelligent and well performed film like this, was
not a least subtitle in other languages.
In terms of special
features the DVD includes a feature commentary with
Writer/Director Rod Lurie and Producer
Marc Frydman. it also includes
the featurette "The Truth Hurts", which is a
good 30 minutes documentary, in which the filmmakers and the
cast talk about their views of the film. And finally it also
includes a total of 10 deleted scenes, that I found myself
watching in its entirely.
Overall the realism
presented by Writer/Director Rob Lurie and the
performance by Vera Farmiga and Kate Beckinsale is what
makes this film absorbing, compelling and worth watching.
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
5.1 (Dolby Digital).
Subtitles - English
Commentary with Writer/Director Rod Lurie and Producer
A total of eight deleted scenes, which I found to be worth
watching. These scenes add a little more to the story.
Truth Hurts: The Making of Nothing But the Truth”
This is a very
good documentary in which the filmmakers and cast discuss in detail
about the film. (29:27)
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