The Hoax (2007)
April 6, 2007 (Limited)
April 13, 2007
Rated R for language
"The Hoax," directed by Lasse Hallstrom ("Cider House Rules"), is inspired by true events in the life of Clifford Irving, the writer who nearly pulled off one of the most audacious media scams in history, when his "autobiography" of Howard Hughes was published. Richard Gere stars as Irving, who claimed the book was based on in-person interviews with the reclusive billionaire, which were in fact completely bogus....
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One of my favorite movies is a one most people haven't seen, the true life-based drama Shattered Glass
, starring Anakin Skywalker - I mean Hayden Christensen - as journalist Stephen Glass, who famously made up a bunch of stories to make himself famous. With that in mind, I was drawn into seeing The Hoax
, a Richard Gere-starring drama with a similar theme, even though it didn't look nearly as good.
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