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well acted and entertaining
on 6 March 2011
In the hipster world of New York's west Village, literature major and Emily Bronte enthusiast Bridget names her many lesbian conquests after days of the week. She isn't looking for love or a relationship, and like any self-respecting student spends an inordinate amount of time in a bar (the Four-Faced Liar of the title) with her best friend trip, a womaniser himself despite his girlfriend. One evening they meet straight-laced Gregg and his equally reserved girlfriend Molly, herself a literature major with a passion for the 19th century English authors. Recognising a common bond the two young women fall into an easy friendship leaving little choice for Gregg and Trip to do the same. As the boys bond over video games and sports, the two women realise a deeper connection. Molly's reserve melts away around the outgoing and mildly snarky Bridget, whilst the latter is forced to question her fear of love and commitment the more time she spends with her beautiful friend. Soon yielding to the unbidden desire for each other, their affair has the power to irrevocably change the four friends' lives forever.
It's great to see a well-acted lesbian-themed movie, they can be few and far between! Only exception is the boyfriend who is either a robot or has the stare of a maniac killer.
There's not a whole lot to the story, but it's well worth a view - maybe at this year's llgff at London's BFI Southbank where it's been selected as one of the ticket ballot movies.