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Lies and Illusions

also known as “Lies & Illusions,” “Alicia's Book”
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for violence and language.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Action Thriller Comedy
Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
Year of Release: 2009
USA Release: DVD: September 29, 2009
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Featuring Christian Slater
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Sarah Ann Schultz, Christa Campbell, Robert Giardina, Al Madrigal, Kelly Hyde, Lochlyn Munro, Dominic Salvatore, Tracy Schornick, R.J. Hampton
Director Tibor Takács — “Redline” (1997)
Producer Grand Army Entertainment, Martini Films, North by Northwest Entertainment, North by Northwest Productions, Rich Cowan, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Warren T. Goz, Mischa Jakupcak, Avi Lerner, Johnny Martin, Stewart McMichael, David E. Ornston, Richard Salvatore, Trevor Short
Distributor Anchor Bay Entertainment

“Nothing is what it seems.”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Best-selling author Wes Wilson’s self-help book about honesty has saved millions of relationships. But when his fiance is abducted and declared dead, Wes suddenly finds himself hunted by hired killers, beautiful spies, and a ruthless criminal mastermind with a taste for both style and violence.

What does Wes have that an international smuggling ring wants? Why did his late bride-to-be keep a secret room full of weapons? And who can he trust when nobody is what he or she seems to be.

Best-selling author Wes Wilson (Christian Slater) has it all. But when menacing smuggler Isaac (Cuba Gooding Jr.) coolly insists that he take a chauffeured backseat ride, Wilson’s charmed life explodes into a world of violence, espionage and stolen diamonds. As lies and illusions give way to a harsh reality, Wilson learns shocking truths about two women in his life. Sarah Ann Schultz and Christa Campbell co-star in this action-packed thriller.”

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Neutral—This was a very poorly done movie. It was almost like watching a TV show. They threw in several “f” words to get it the rating. Other than that, nothing really obscene to speak of. There was one scene that sex was implied, but that was it. I like Christian Slater’s sarcasm and he does have some funny lines in this movie. The fight scenes got us laughing with how fake they looked. Other than that, a very dull movie.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2
Kevin, age 42 (USA)