The Lie

The Lie is a 2011 American drama-comedy film, directed by Joshua Leonard, from a screenplay by Leonard, Jess Weixler, Mark Webber, and Jeff Feuerzeig. It is based upon a short story of the same name by T. Coraghessan Boyle, which was printed in The New Yorker. It stars Leonard, Weixler, Webber, Kelli Garner, Jane Adams, Alia Shawkat, Gerry Bednob, Holly Woodlawn, Kirk Baltz, Tipper Newton and Violet Long.


A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.

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    director Joshua Leonard
    editor Greg O'Bryant
    genre comedy-drama
    keywords out of work
    musicBy Peter Raeburn
    producer Mary Pat Bentel
    publisher Screen Media Films