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Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 7 March 2005
Inspired by actual events, about a young girl and her mother, Laren Sims, a con-artist and master of disguises who steals the identities of other women and then turns to murder to protect her secrets.

Director:

Christian Duguay

Writer:

Matt Dorff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joely Richardson ... Laren Sims
Colm Feore ... Lucas Mackenzie
Hayden Panettiere ... Haylei Sims
Jasmine Berg Jasmine Berg ... Young Haylei Sims
Tim Henry ... Johnny
Judith Buchan Judith Buchan ... Jenny
Kailin See Kailin See ... Kristin
Joe Norman Shaw ... Edwards Samuels
Kira Bradley Kira Bradley ... Tammy
Stirling Karlsen Stirling Karlsen ... Jodie
Barbara Gates Wilson Barbara Gates Wilson ... Detective Rayburn
Marty Antonini ... Guy
Rita Bozi Rita Bozi ... Carolyn
Carrie Schiffler Carrie Schiffler ... Roadside Diner Waitress
Tom Carey ... Jake
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Storyline

Free-spirited Laren Sims runs away with her daughter Haylei, after skipping out on her probation for stealing and spending money using stolen credit cards. Using numerous identities, fake checks, and swiped credit cards, the duo take up roots in Sin City itself- Las Vegas. Against Haylei's wishes, Laren marries wealthy attorney Lucas, and settles down with her daughter to raise horses. But when Laren's criminal past begins to haunt her, the shocking lengths that Laren will undertake to escape it makes for a discovery of more secrets and lies that ultimately end in murder. Based on a true story. Written by Icedberry

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes, it's better not to know the truth.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anyám hazugságai See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the real-life murder of Sacramento attorney Larry McNabney, poisoned by his wife Elisa McNabney, and her young accomplice, Sarah Dutra. See more »

Quotes

Laren Sims: [getting ready for her date with Lucas] I'm cooking dinner.
Haylei Sims: Yeah, I saw the food containers...
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A Voice That Carries
Written and Performed by Bonnie McKee
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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very bleak
26 November 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this is an 'inspired by true events' movie.it's a bleak movie,to be blunt about it.it's about a woman who had done nothing but lie cheat and steal her whole life.as a result her and her young daughter live a life on the run from the law. i found this movie slow and boring for the most part.it doesn't have a happy ending,(at least to me it doesn't)like some movies of this genre have.and it doesn't resolve anything or tie up any loose ends,like i hoped it would.i only kept watching for two reasons.one was the hope that there might be a happy ending.tow was that the acting was pretty decent.so,basically the movie is only worth watching for the performances.as a result,my vote for Lies My Mother Told Me is a 4/10


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