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To Tell the Truth

4 Oct

Mark Whitacre is a character I can totally root for.

A complete B.S. artist, the guy tells so many tall tales, and in the new movie The Informant!, it’s nearly impossible to know if you can believe anything he says.

Steven Soderbergh’s latest stars Matt Damon as Whitacre, an employee of Archer Daniels Midland, an Illinois corporation that specializes in providing corn-based products and other additives for foods around the world.

Whitacre’s a noble suit, or so he thinks, and at least according to his narration, something’s not right.

So he volunteers information to the FBI and becomes an informant for them.

But over time, the facts don’t add up and Whitacre becomes as suspect as the stories he tells. Continue reading

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