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'Truth About Lies' tells it like it is. Really
'Truth About Lies' tells it like it is. Really

The enjoyable, relatable documentary "(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies" takes a pointed look at the ways, big and small, that deceit infuses and often determines our life course. Directed by Yael Melamede (who co-wrote with Chad Beck), the film looks to Israeli-born Dan Ariely, an author, behavioral economist and Duke University professor, as our genial and articulate guide who lectures on the social, psychological and economic effects of lying. He also takes us through amusing experiments conducted to test human integrity, particularly when influenced by monetary gain. Spread throughout Ariely's discourse are a variety of involving, true-life examples of folks whose...

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