The Truth About Lies

Synopsis: Gilby Smalls is having a meltdown. He's just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire and his girlfriend gave him the boot. And it's only Wednesday. Now, at the ripe old age of thirty-something, he is forced to move in with May, his booze-swindling man-obsessed mother. This is the last straw. Gilby's life is bleak until best friend Kevin drags him to a family get-together, where he meets Rachel, Kevin's very beautiful but very married sister. Rachel is the very thing Gilby needs to get his life back on track. Desperate to impress her, Gilby starts to weave a web of lies; one bigger than the next. Now in a sticky mess, Gilby is forced to face the uncomfortable truth about himself before he can find a way out of his very own Lies. The Truth About Lies explores the potent role lying plays in relationships and life with some surprising results!
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Phil Allocco
Production: Blue Fox Entertainment
  11 wins & 6 nominations.
94 min


Well, when I was a kid,

I really wanted to be an astronaut.

You know, floating around,

no school or parents

to tell you what to do.

But I don't really like danger.


And my mother wasn't very supportive.

- You're gonna hurt yourself doin' that!

- Ow!

I thought photography would be cool,

you know, 'cause girls love

to have their picture taken.

- Ow!

- But I just didn't have the right feel for it.

You stupid jerk!

If my nose is broken, my

parents are gonna sue you!

So, Gilby, what is your occupation?


Yes, what it is that you do now?

I mean, what is your profession?

Why do people have to

be defined by their jobs?

A person's job should not be

a reflection of their value

as a human being, right?

I am not my job.

I mean, why can't people just live anymore?

You know, what's wrong with that?

There's nothing wrong with that.

I mean, do-do you...

feel like there's

something wrong with that?

I don't.

Might as well have your job and salary

tattooed on your forehead.

'Cause, these days, it's like,

"What's your name? Okay, what do you do?"

That's clever, but the issue is,

do you like your job?

Eh... I work at a crappy

cell phone store. It sucks.

But, at least it's easy, not too stressful,

and-and I can live my life.

Is somebody making you feel

pressure about your job?

My girlfriend, Sharon.

I see... and what does Sharon do?

She teaches psychology at Columbia,

and she's doing research for some book.

Well, that sounds great.

I'd love to read it when it's published.

Do you live together?

Well, that's another sore issue.

She thinks I'm avoiding responsibility,

but I disagree.

I'm avoiding stress,

which I think is a pretty noble quest.

Stress is linked to cancer

and high blood pressure.

So, you think that living with Sharon

will actually make you ill.

Well, I think living with

any woman can be dangerous.

Why do you think married

men die before their wives?



Gilby, she's working

on her research project,

and a book may come out of it,

and you're working at a

crappy cell phone store.

But, she's not a better

person than you are, Gilby.

Thank you.

She just might have a brighter future.

Look, man, why don't you just

do somethin' romantic together?

Do you have any ideas?

Sure, man. Go see a movie.

Check out a couples' movie. She'll love it.

Oh. Like a romantic comedy? Like what?

I don't know. Something

like "Jerry Maguire."

It's Tom Cruise

and what's-his-face,

and he's running through the rain,

and he goes in and he does this whole spiel

in front of all of her hard-up friends

that are eatin' potato

chips and wearing Spanx.

Girls love that stuff.

Is that the one with that kid?

- The ten-pound head kid?

- I don't like that kid.

Guy really creeps me out.

Forget movies, man.

Look, what does she like to do?

- What does she wanna do?

- I don't know.

She likes lakes. Like, nature.

- Problem solved. That's great.

- I'm gonna take to a lake?

That's gonna solve everything?

It's a start, Gilby.

Why am I taking your advice?

When was the last time

you even had a girlfriend?

You wonder why she doesn't

wanna spend time with you.

Is it my shot yet?

No, uh, you just lost.

W... I didn't even go.

I guess, if you ever Google

"beautiful lake near New York",

just stay on the first page.

It looked different in the picture.

You just can't trust the Internet.

Here are your drinks, boys.

You know, I-I gotta tell you, Bernard.

I-I'm glad that

I-I canceled my 5:00

because this is, uh, far

more interesting than...

Hey, it's almost 6:30. Where are you?

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