True Story is based on real events, which makes the movie creepy. If we think it coldly, the same thing that happened to Michael Finkel can happen to us and complicate our lives a lot.
Michael Finkel is a research journalist who is not going through his prime. One fine day, he learns that someone with the same name has entered a prison in Mexico. In case it was not enough, the next morning the Times publishes a news that says they have been fired for inventing data in an article.
The person in jail named after Michael Finkel is actually called Christian Longo and is wanted to kill an entire family. With all these events around him, Michael can not remain silent.
At first he thinks that everything is an unfortunate mistake, but when he begins to work to clear his name he realizes that there is a conspiracy in which he is the victim.