[...] Where the Truth Lies
is a sumptuous and seductive film noir that explores the dark, decadent side of fame, fortune, and success.
Set in the seemingly innocent 50's, the film centers around legendary showbiz duo Lanny (Kevin Bacon) and Vince (Colin Firth) America's most beloved entertainment team. When a dead beauty turns up in their hotel suite after a top-rated televised performance, their reputations are sullied but, thanks to rock-solid alibis, neither is charged with a crime. With their friendship and partnership in tatters, they manage to salvage separate careers. Years pass, with neither speaking to other, or to anyone else, about the girl's mysterious death.
In the far less innocent 70's, up and coming writer Karen O'Connor (Alison Lohman), decides to turn this cold case into a hot story and begins to ferret out the facts behind this fabled showbiz split. Her investigation leads to involvement, with both Lanny and Vince, and what she finds is a serpentine, shocking tale of talent and treachery, love and lust, buried truths and betrayed trust.