Hidden Truth

Synopsis: After a teenage girl is found murdered in a California town, a young woman is forced to prove her brother is innocent of the crime, discovering a disturbing dark side to the community and the hidden identity of the killer.
Genre: Thriller
92 min


Hey, Zoe, you ready?

Hey, Zoe, you ready to go?

Hey! Gotta get going.

Hi. You ready to go?

Okay. Just one second.

I didn't even start wearing

makeup until I was in my 20s.

Times have changed, Aunt Jamie,

times have changed.

Yes, they have.

Trust me though, you don't want to

grow up quite as fast as you think you do.

Oh, but I do.

You look just like your mom.

That's what I keep hearing.

Zoe, come on, I'm leaving.

Okay, you coming in?

- No, thanks, I'm good.

- Okay.

Wait for me here, okay?

- Hey, Jamie.

- Hey!

- Hi!

- Morning!

That is a good choice.

Hey, Michael.

I mean, I used to be

in the music industry.

It is my niece's birthday and

I want to get her something.


You know what?

Let me see that.

Well, you know what?

Oh, yeah. She's going

to like this one much better.

- Yeah?

- Yup.

- Okay.

- Thanks.

- Yup.

- Nice to see you.

- You, too.

- Say hi to Veronique.

- I will.

- Okay.


Hi, you've reached Zoe's

voice-mail, leave a message.

Zoe, where did you go?

I told you to wait for me.

Can you call me, please?


Hey, sis.

Zoe took off again.

Yeah, she tends to do that.

She's your daughter. Why am I

the one trying so hard?

I know you are, and I'm grateful

for everything you're doing.

You checked by the park

by the east side of the lake?


I found her there a couple of times after

Layla died hanging out with her friends.

All right, I'll check there.

- It's her birthday tomorrow.

- I know it is.

I haven't forgotten.

Well, I'm having a birthday

party for her at the house.

So maybe you want to come.

She thinks I abandoned her.

She hates me.

Her mother hated me.

Pace, please stop playing the victim.

You asked me to look after her.

You needed to get your drinking

under control after Layla died.

Yeah, well, the whole town

thinks I killed my wife.

I still get dirty looks everywhere I go.

I got nothing here, Jamie.

You got everything.

Oh, yeah. A marriage that

fell apart after a year.

Yeah, how's that house

you got out of it?

Yeah, well, that house is

why I'm able to look after Zoe.

Will you please just come tomorrow?

It would mean a lot to her, whether

she shows it or not, and you...

gotta start getting out of here.

You can't hide like this all the time.

Yeah, I'll think about it.

Thank you.

I said I'll think about it.

Good. Thank you.

- Okay, all right. I'll try.

- Okay.

Bring a present, please.

- See you!

- Yeah, see you.

I got you something.

I didn't get you anything

on your birthday.


What is it?

Well, open it and find out.

I only had enough money

to buy you one charm,

but you can always get more.

Let me do it.

It's for luck.

I need all the luck I can get

to get out of this town.

It's nice. Thanks.

Happy birthday.

There's a whole world waiting

out there for us, Natalie.

Mmm. I like it here.

It's easy.

Maybe for you.

Right. Sorry.

I know it's been rough for you.

I'd do anything to get out of here.

I've almost got enough money saved.

Saved? From what?

You don't have a job.

I've got a sponsor.

That sounds potentially gross.

Nothing is as gross as the thought of

me spending the rest of my life here.

Trust me.

It's kind of cool of Jamie

to throw you a party.

Can't wait.

Oh, come on.

It might be fun!

All right, well, you can

go and stand in for me.

She's just trying to do

something nice for you.

Yeah, I guess.

Speak of the devil.

You couldn't have told me?

I texted you!

Yes, you did.

I'm just going to hang out

with Natalie, okay?

Well, okay, but you don't want to have

lunch? I was going to buy it for you.

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