|Jonah Hill as Mike Finkel and Felicity Jones as Jill in True Story.
Mary Cybulski © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
This latter-act turn offers the only real moment of resonance in True Story as Jill confronts the subject of Michael’s latest story—murder, exectuee in waiting, and all-around sicko Christian Longo (James Franco)—and Jones looks Franco straight in the eye and gives a compellingly dramatic speech about what a worthless and deplorable turd Longo is. Her words are probably the exact thoughts running through the minds of most viewers of True Story by this point, so it’s nice to have someone articulate so powerfully and so succinctly the main takeaway of the film: just why in heck is this guy worth anyone’s time?
Rating: ★★½ (out of ★★★★★)
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