Best friends Kayla Logan (Joey King) and Britney Ismali (Devery Jacobs) are at the heart of any parent's worst nightmare in The Lie, which begins with a trip to a ballet retreat and ends with two families in total devastation. Veena Sud's psychological horror is full of twists and terrible decisions, exploring the chilling potential pitfalls of misplaced unconditional love. Read on as we explain how to watch The Lie online, wherever you are in the world right now - the movie costing nothing to stream thanks to Amazon's FREE 30-day Prime trial.
Britney's father, Sam (Cas Anvar), turns to Kayla's mother Rebecca (Mireille Enos) when his daughter disappears from home. But instead of a shoulder to cry on or a helping hand, Sam faces a twisted cover-up.
Rebecca, Kayla and her father Jay (Peter Sarsgaard) know exactly what's happened to Britney, who Kayla and Jay picked up earlier in the day. After getting out of the car for a toilet break en route to the ballet, Kayla had shoved her off a bridge and into the icy depths of a river.
In an effort to throw investigators off the scent and protect their daughter, Kayla's parents resort to a series of increasingly grim ploys, including framing Sam as an abusive father and subjecting him to brutal violence, before the situation takes a startling and disturbing twist.
This might not be one to watch with the entire family, but however you choose to tune in, watching the Prime Video exclusive couldn't be easier - just sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial to watch The Lie online from anywhere.
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How to watch The Lie and stream the movie with Prime Video
Amazon and its Prime Video streaming platform have the exclusive global rights to The Lie, which you can watch online with Prime Video at no extra cost.
Amazon's streaming service comes standard with any and all Amazon Prime memberships. You can famously get a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial before signing on in full, to see if its combination of top-notch entertainment, exclusive deals, and premium delivery is right for you.
If you decide you like it and want to keep it, Prime costs:
- US: $12.99 per month or $119 for the year
- UK: £7.99 per month or £79 for the year
- Canada: $7.99 per month or $79 for the year
- Australia: $6.99 per month or $59 for the year
Subscribers can access the service in web browsers, on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones/tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X, streaming boxes and dongles like those made by Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, Apple TV, as well as a number of compatible Blu-ray players.
How to watch The Lie from abroad
If you're a Prime Video subscriber but find yourself stuck abroad in a country where the service isn't available or you can't log-in as usual, that's probably down to geo-blocking restrictions.
Thankfully, help is at hand. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch The Lie no matter where you are, simply by changing your IP address to one that's back in your country of residence. Here's how to get started with this essential bit of streaming software.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.