This film tells the true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass (Christensen), who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at "The New Republic" for three years (1995-1998), where 27 of his 41 published stories were either partially or completely made up. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down... Written by
The picture that appears on the upper half of the main poster for the film, (Stephen Glass having news reporters holding microphones up to him) doesn't actually happen in the movie. See more »
The restaurant called the Original House of Pancakes is clearly not a high class restaurant that would require it's male patrons to wear a suit jacket as Stephen claims Ian did wear to dinner. See more »
[Pitching his next article]
Every radio station is talking about Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield and these are supposed to be news stations. So on Tuesday I started calling a few of them and finally got through to one, a bible talk station in Kentucky, I managed to convince the screener that I was a behavioral psychologist that specializes on human-on-human biting. I told the guy I did all the extensive research on people who chomp flesh under extreme stress so then they put me on the air I ...
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Very enjoyable film, with good acting and great direction. Captivating story of a true pathological liar, with no regard for anyone in his path.
Steven Glass is represented as a writer who is intent upon gaining money, fame, friends, or any combination thereof through deceipt in his work. His transformation from 'likeable kid' to 'loser' is astounding, in that he never really transforms.
The best part of the film is how your feelings towards Glass will change 180 degrees from the start, despite the film never altering his personality one bit along the way. The viewer is merely presented the story, while the most drama will come from your own emotional reaction to what you are discovering.
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