Was this a movie based on a true story?

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    Yesterday evening we watched the indy film "Sorry, Haters" and at the startup credits, it said that it was based on a true story. It was an excellent film exploring the darker side of attitudes post-911, and wonderfully acted, but the ending was a complete shocker.

    At that point, we looked at each other and wondered if it really did happen. But a search of the Internet claims no such thing. Does anybody have any information or was it all fictional?
     
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    Never heard of it, never saw it (obviously), can't help you.
    Who directed and produced? That will give you a clue whether it is true or pure Hollywood hype based on a single kernel of truth.
     
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    I'm guessing you didn't look so hard? :eusa_eh:

    SORRY, HATERS 2006

    As the summary says "could be true" I assume it's not.
     
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    For what? :eusa_angel:
     
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    9/11 happened.

    Nowadays this seems to be about all it takes to claim a movie is "based" on a "true" story or "actual events." See Remember the Titans then read the true story of Coach Boone and the Titans. Until I read the true story, I had enjoyed the movie, I had watched it several times (I find it difficult to fall asleep without some kind of noise in the background. I could kiss the guy who put sleep timers on televisions), now I can barely stand to see the title of the movie.
     
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    I read all the online reviews, and some said something similar, and others said it was fiction. I wish now I had saved the DVD recording where in the intro it definitely stated it was "based on a true story."

    The reason we were curious is that the movie had such a shocking and violent ending, following a rather sweet and emotional climax leading up to it, that if it HAD been true, it would have been front-page news, and we had never seen any reference to an actual occurrence.
     

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