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The Brutal Truth
The Brutal Truth
Actors: Christina Applegate, Justin Lazard, Johnathon Schaech, Moon Unit Zappa, Molly Ringwald
Director: Cameron Thor
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2000     1hr 29min

Nine best friends from high school are reunited ten years later in a remote mountain cabin. The core of their group, Emily, has gathered her distant friends to reveal a stunning secret. No one could have guessed the shocki...  more »


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Actors: Christina Applegate, Justin Lazard, Johnathon Schaech, Moon Unit Zappa, Molly Ringwald
Director: Cameron Thor
Creators: Tiffany Salerno, Carmen M. Miller, Jennifer Daly, Joe Lemmon, Marc Sferrazza, Tim Puntillo, Timothy Puntillo
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/30/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Interesting Idea Executed Poorly
Anne | Boston, Ma | 08/21/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The actual plot of this movie was not that bad, but the casting and dialogue really destroyed any chance this movie had for being watchable. Christina Applegate is a good actress, but she has a very small role. The storyline strayed here and there and never successfully satisfied the viewer's curiosity. The only aspect that kept my interest was Moon Unit Zappa's performance, as a quick-witted and lonely lesbian. If you like Moon Zappa, get the movie; otherwise, save your money, and your time."
The Brutal Truth
Mark Murray | San Diego | 09/12/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If you're a stoner, you may enjoy this week-end cabin flopping, never-ending drone of apparently a half-dozen out-of-work actors who clearly had nothing else better to do but to transcript one of their pot-head boring parties. It was one of those few misconceived independent film attempts that is amateurish on every level, and I couldn't fast-forward through it fast enough. All the while I was watching it, I was hoping Christina Applegate (Married with Children fame) would come in and save this story. But she only shows in a disappointing series of short flashbacks, except for her terrorized cameo roll toward the end that she performed near perfection. In a short while, you quickly hope this film transforms into another teen hatchet picture---if only to halt the harangues. But these resilient characters just keep on breathing."
Christina Applegate did not star in this movie
Mark Murray | 04/16/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Christina Applegate was on screen for a total of about 10 minutes. While that may work for Marlon Brando in Superman it did not work here for Christina. This is a very pretentious, predictable mish mash that actually stars a bunch of people better suited for an Ed Wood production. This is another example of a movie trying to get milage from a performer with name recognition, no matter how small her part. The same was done in "From Dusk 'Til Dawn 2", starring Tiffany Amber Thiessan. She was in that movie for about 5 minutes, then killed off. Don't fall for it!"
Too many flashbacks...
Wendy | Seattle, Washington United States | 10/02/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"What starts off as something that seems like it might be interesting becomes all too boring and contrived. You can see where it's going almost immediately. A group of reunited high school buddies in their late twenties/early thirties gather at the request of their friend, Emily (Christina Applegate). They go to her parent's summer home in the mountains. A cast including Molly Ringwald(a chain smoking nag married to one of Emily's friends) Moon Zappa, and some no names. But alas...they get there and Emily is no where to be found. Two of the gals are sisters, one is very pregnant. There is alot of mystery about who is the father. Everyone gets drunk and stupid and finally goes to sleep. One earthquake later and they are stuck on a mountain with a corpse (guess who?)Fake forced dialogue,no real "connection" between these so-called "great friends," lots of arguments, affairs, secrets, and way too many flashbacks to a night 9 months ago where a terrible thing happened at a party, is too much to take! While this movie had potential it seemed like they rushed to get the movie out and everyone had just memorized their lines. The one airhead in the movie, a gal called "Vanilla" was the only one,ironically, who seemed able to act. These friends even kill a dog (accidentally) in a dog-napping attempt that they hope will result in reward money so that they can buy some pot! Save your two hours for a different movie. You may be disappointed in this one!"