Things are what they appear in this trailer for legal thriller THE WHOLE TRUTH

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You can’t handle The Whole Truth! Or maybe you can, I don’t know. What I do know is The Whole Truth is a legal thriller starring Keanu Reeves that promises twists and turns as he strives to defend a friend’s son from the charge of murder.

The official plot synopsis is as follows:

Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime.

But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper – and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover.

Well this trailer has saved everyone a trip to the cinema. It’s a pity because I enjoy twisting legal thrillers and this one has a very solid cast of watchable actors doing what they do well, but the trailer has spoiled the plot. The boy didn’t kill his father, it was Mrs Lassiter in the bedroom with the knife. The only real question remaining is “Why?” because I’m guessing there’s more to it than just self-defense from domestic abuse – and that’s not enough for me to make the trip.

What do you think?

The Whole Truth is due for release in the US on 21 October. Directed by Courtney Hunt (Law & Order: SVU), with the script by Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune), it stars Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gabriel Basso, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jim Belushi.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2016

Trevor Davies

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