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L.I.E. (2001)

3 Ratings: 3.7
A movie directed by Michael Cuesta

A remarkable movie.L.I.E.centers on Howie, a 15-year-old boy whose mother recently died in a car accident. Neglected by his father, an unscrupulous contractor who's constantly having sex with his new girlfriend, Howie falls in with a group of boys who … see full wiki

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Director: Michael Cuesta
2 reviews about L.I.E. (2001)
review by . August 28, 2007
L.I.E. is one of those jolly little films that generated entirely too much controversy when it first came out. Much was made of the ephebophiliac nature of the movie (though the sibling incest that's also featured in the film was largely ignored). The controversy and themes likely kept a great many people from seeing it.    And that's too bad, because this is a good movie. It's a very touching and sensative movie as well, basically about a teenage boy who loses everyone close …
review by . April 21, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
L.I.E. is one of those films that should be included in a festival of movies for exploring minds. A story of today's isolated, terrified, lonely kids who will grasp at any straws that promise support of them in any way, L.I.E. manages to focus a microscope on one element of this fringe population. The only adult figure who is even vaguely in tune with the plight of lost children is a pedophile - and as that character, Brian Cox brings a new understanding of both his own "character type" and those …
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