‘DANGEROUS LIES’: MORE OF A THINKING THRILLER THAN ADRENALINE RUSH. A Netflix drama "thriller" with Camilla Mendes. Text is © Rissi JC

‘DANGEROUS LIES’: MORE OF A THINKING THRILLER THAN ADRENALINE RUSH

August 28, 2021 2 Comments

Sometimes the “big” streaming releases take away from the “little guys.” One of these is this film called Dangerous Lies that surface level is quite interesting though if you’re a viewer who HAS to know everything, you’ll not enjoy this.

Dangerous Lies (2020) Netflix Review

Life is a little tough but good for Katie (Camilla Mendes). She’s working night shifts at the diner to help to keep things afloat but being married to Adam (Jessie T. Usher) is one of her best decisions. Attending school, for now Adam is trying to get his degree so that Katie can then go to school for a medical degree. However, their lives change when Adam foils a robbery at the diner and suddenly, Katie’s out of a job.

Four months later, she’s working for a kindly man named Leonard (Elliot Gould) as his care giver. Things in her life go from tough to bad when Leonard unexpectedly dies and Adam discovers a cache of money in her boss’ attic. Now, the choice is whether or not to inform police and what secrets their lives might hide.

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This film isn’t what I’d expect, but it’s pretty good, at surface level. As I said if you or someone who’d watch it with you likes to puzzle through what everything means, this isn’t a “them” movie. There’s some threads that anyone with that kind of thinking process will lament over not knowing. In this way, the film has some of the open end elements that seem famous in certain mystery films. Sometimes that’s part of what makes them good!

The cast is pretty solid and everyone comes off a little suspicious here and there which is likely done with intent. Because everyone else assumed one thing as we watched this, I assumed something else and tried to convince myself of the “twist” only we were all more wrong than right. Or that’s the assumption. The main cast is good and there’s some pretty big names, too. This includes Jamie Chung and Cam Gigandit (who I loved in the short lived Reckless). Plus it’s really quite fun to see Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles) in something again.

If you like a mystery that’s more about a mental puzzle (kind of like Clue) rather than adrenaline action (though the body count goes up by four or so in the final 15 minutes!), this may be something to add to your list.

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‘DANGEROUS LIES’: MORE OF A THINKING THRILLER THAN ADRENALINE RUSH. A Netflix drama "thriller" with Camilla Mendes. Text is © Rissi JC

Content: there’s some flirty behavior, lots of making out (with a married couple). We see a scene of partial undress before the shot cuts away. There’s multiple deaths in the film [two victims die after they shoot at one another] and another dies after threatening a cop. The film is TV-14.

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Heidi Robbins September 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Adding to my watch list! Thanks for reviewing!

    • Rissi JC September 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks for visiting! :)

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