Complete Unknown

The film (directed by Joshua Marston, creator of the heart-wrenching Maria Full of Grace) is distastefully quirky and takes itself far too seriously, but it’s fun to watch because liars are fascinating. The best moments are when a liar, deeply invested in their imagined reality, fucks up their story and is forced to admit to their deception. Alice is often pitiable, but she’s also a reminder of the open-endedness of things…and it’s empowering to realize that most of us put in the hard work of (mostly) telling the truth, following through, and keeping in touch.

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Credits
Director
Joshua Marston
Cast
Michael Shannon, Rachel Weisz, Michael Chernus