“Dangerous Lies” Gets Thrilling, Twisty Trailer

With no new theatrical releases on the horizon, streaming services are capitalizing on the appetites of content-hungry fans. Netflix is closing out April – or whatever month we're in now – with a new film sure to appeal to fans of Knives Out, or any of those '90s thrillers where a couple moves into a new house and the neighbors are acting shady.

Dangerous Lies stars Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Jessie T. Usher (The Boys) as two caretakers for the elderly Leonard (Elliott Gould). When he dies suddenly, his will leaves his entire estate to them. Naturally, this arouses the suspicions of a detective (Sasha Alexander), Leonard's attorney (Jamie Chung), and a mysterious stranger (Cam Gigandet). The stakes get higher when the couple finds a chest full of cash in the attic, which some people naturally want to keep for themselves.

While this certainly won't be in the upper echelon of domestic thrillers, and won't have the same cultural cache as Netflix's Tiger King, it's sure to keep the cabin fever-addled brains of the quarantined entertained for 90 minutes.

Dangerous Lies hits Netflix on Friday, April 30.



About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.