Ready? Here’s the synopsis for The Four-Faced Liar:
A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a seemingly perfect couple meet at a local Irish pub tucked in the winding streets of the West Village. Through their chance meeting, the four bond and over time all of their relationships with one another morph into love, betrayal and heartbreak for all.
Seriously, synopses like these should be fucking banned. Actually, that first sentence is a borderline war crime. We need to completely eliminate the phrase “finding themselves” and all of its iterations from our cultural lexicon, because that shit is just tired. And for fuck’s sake, why can’t these films ever take place in Minneapolis, or Knoxville, or anywhere other than New York?
That aside, it’s not a terrible looking film. It doesn’t exactly blow my skirt up either, though. The cast is suitably pretty, but not too pretty. It’s got the indie vibe down pat, though, from the guitar-playing cynic to the bright-sounding soundtrack to the teary-eyed confrontations. Throwing a couple of queer characters into the mix doesn’t automatically make it cutting edge, though it will likely breeze through the festival circuit as well.
Anyway, the new trailer is only available at Apple right now, so click over there. Or, just watch this slightly older trailer, which is nearly identical. It’s a free goddamn country. Do whatever you want. I don’t give a crap.