The Good Liar

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Don't let Russell Tovey put you off...

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  1. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    OMG, so this is a new thriller starring Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. It had (very) mild Oscar buzz so my friend and I went to see it on a quiet cinema week. Started off fairly run of the mill, but it is ABSOLUTELY BONKERS. :D



    I won't spoil the utter ludicrousness of the ending, but I really encourage anyone to go see it. I don't understand why nobody is talking about it.
     
  2. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Everything came together far too conveniently for it all to happen. Yes it’s also ludicrous, and not to mention Mckellen and Mirren are FAR TOO YOUNG to have been teenagers during WWII. That would have been possible if this was set in the 1990s, but the book is from 2016, there were modern iMacs in the background in some scenes and internet dating for the elderly certainly wasn’t commonly done then either.
     
  3. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    We were properly cackling during Mirren's final speech. So many ludicrous reveals!

    "And he's not my grandson, he's my grandson's GAY LOVER!"
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    It was some silly good fun, I wish they’d given Mirren more than that speech to work with.
     
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    Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan being devious old bastards could make virtually anything work.
     
  6. Rhythmbarbican

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    It did say at the beginning that it was 2009, so them being teenagers at the end of WWII is slightly plausible.
     

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