The Tale Trailer & Clips


The Tale full movie is released on May 27, 2018. Watch The Tale online - the English Biography movie from United States. The Tale is directed by Jennifer Fox and created by Jennifer Fox with Laura Dern and Jason Ritter. The Tale is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Jennifer Fox faces a host of life-altering questions after a short story from her middle school days forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. An accomplished documentarian working in New York, Jennifer is completing her latest project, about the lives of women around the world. She receives a series of phone calls from her mother, Nettie, who has found a short story Jennifer wrote at the age of 13 for school. In it, she describes various encounters with her riding instructor Mrs. G and her running coach Bill while away at summer camp. Nettie is unnerved by the implications of her daughter's writing, but Jennifer is nonplussed. She has always looked back with fondness on the time she spent with the two charismatic adults. Egged on by Nettie and encouraged by her supportive fiancé, Jennifer yearns to know more and sets out on a journey to find the real people 30 years later - the children, now adults, who also attended the camp back then-and eventually the coaches themselves. But the more she learns, the more her memories shift and the more questions she unearths. As her frustration mounts, she finds herself turning inward to get to the truth, imagining conversations with her 13-year-old-self and even Mrs. G and Bill in an effort to understand how and why events occurred so long ago.

As know as:

Opowieść, Povestea, A történet, Le Passé Recomposé, Öykü

Release Date (Streaming):

May 27, 2018


United States, Germany



Production Companies:

Gamechanger Films, A Luminous Mind Production, Untitled Entertainment

Official Site:

HBO (United States)


Hannah Strong
Little White Lies
Jennifer Fox's autobiographical debut makes for harrowing but essential viewing.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 19, 2018
Robert Daniels
For Fox, and for all of us, The Tale is a spot in time worth finding.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 27, 2018
Verne Gay
Jenny's reluctance to stare down the horror gives "The Tale" an ineluctable psychological power.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 23, 2018

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