What are we willing to lose in order to go forward? As we delve into this tale, we’re about to find out. This is based on the true story of Christian Lango and Michael Finkel. A reporter and the murderer who took on his identity. The depth of deception and manipulation that we see is based on what actually happened. Lango stands accused of killing his wife and three children. Finkel, a reporter for The New York Times, makes a decision that sends his life into a downward spiral. That is until Lango usurps his identity. This unexpected turn of events, gives Lango a chance to tell his story and gives Finkel a chance at redemption. As Lango tells his story to Finkel, a darkness begins to appear. When the trial begins, another twist thrown into the mix by Lango jeopardizes everything for himself and Finkel. Ultimately, justice is served but that doesn’t take away the horror or heartache of the situation. Fortunately, Finkel sees light through the darkness, but in going through this darkness he has lost something. Whether or not it can ever be found again is up to him… This story is intense, knowing it’s based on a true story makes it even darker. I would’ve rated this movie higher because it truly is told well but the acting leaves something to be desired. This may truly be Hill’s strongestﾠperformance in his career but as strongﾠas he was, Franco was equally as weak. Some of the characters remained in character while others seemed to phone it in. Overall a powerful story with strong bones and depth that will anger and inspire you.