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The plot is awesome and so is the cast. fFll of twists and suprises, it will keep you guessing until the very end.
All I can say is that I was very, very disappointed. The characters are not developed, the storyline is weak, and it was crammed into such a short time that it hurts the telling of what is a truly amazing story.
This movie is the best!!!!!
1 Disc Widescreen, released July 13, 2010
"Plain Truth" was a Lifetime movie from 2004 directed by Paul Shapiro based on the novel by Jodi Picoult. Mariska Hargitay plays Ellie Harrison, a criminal lawyer who takes on the case of a dead baby in an Amish community and the 18-year-old mother, Katie played by Alison Pill who denies she was ever pregnant though medical tests would prove otherwise.
Picture the Harrison Ford movie "Witness" and switch the male detective to a female defense attorney and a different mystery. That's the feel here. There are lots of comments on the Amish culture's plainness, anti-violent stance, and firm embrace of tradition.
Ellie needed a vacation from her profession after feeling guilty about winning her last case when her client probably deserved jail time. As a favor to a friend she takes on this case and in requesting bail, the judge makes the unusual demand that Ellie have to stay in the Amish community till the trial ends to make sure the girl doesn't flee. Mariska Hargitay (from "Law and Order: SVU) is very convincing in the courtroom and plays the Lifetime level of all-around wonderful leading woman to the fullest.
The story takes us down all sorts of paths with what could have happened since Katie keeps lying about the circumstances and giving different versions. The result is frustratingly simple, but at least they didn't go the really obvious route. Alison Pill (whom you might remember from the fantastic "Dan in Real Life" movie with Steve Carrell in 2007) was well-cast here since she looks so natural in the plain Amish setting and does well in an understated emotional performance.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Mariska Hargitay from the Law & Order: SVU series.
This movie, featuring the actor, comes through again in a murder mystery set in Amish territory. Read more
This movie is just more Amish bashing crap but I will still say I did not get the end. Is the mother the one who killed the baby or did the baby die of that disease that was stated... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gywendolan
Two worlds collide, as a powerful attorney who is used to taking on CEO's, corporations and white collar crimes, is mandated by a judge to supervise a young Amish girl on an Amish... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nina