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J.T. LeRoy (2019)

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Critic Consensus: While it may leave some viewers wishing for a more in-depth exploration of its story and themes, J.T. Leroy offers a diverting dramatization of incredible real-life events.

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In this captivating true story, a young woman (Kristen Stewart) spends years playing the public role of Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, an enigmatic and celebrated literary persona created by her sister-in-law (Laura Dern).

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Yet despite the efforts of its stars and the inherent juiciness of its source material, the film falls flat when it should bounce with surreal glee.

May 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

JT LeRoy isn't a bad movie, and with these actresses it's certainly worth seeing.

April 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Believe it or not, J.T. LeRoy is a story too far out to be so boring.

April 26, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Though Feuerzeig's picture remains the definitive chronicle of Albert's creative process and the personal demons that informed it, Kelly's film brings us at least a half-step closer to understanding Knoop's motivation for keeping the ruse alive.

April 26, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The new film smartly illuminates what's been missing from other accounts: Why someone like Knoop would agree to, and even enjoy, taking part in someone else's hoax.

April 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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But where Dern and Stewart kick-start something worth exploring, the movie around them is pleased spectator instead of engaged participant.

April 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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