Trouble with the Truth Movie Reviews

Trouble with the Truth

Trouble with the Truth

Release Date: Jul 16, 2012

Genre: Drama

Rating: (R)

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  • 4
    I absolutely loved this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I did not know much about this film before I saw it and I was pleasantly surprised. I saw the cast and thought that with those actors this film must be good and I was not wrong. But the actors were not the only attraction of this film. I enjoyed the honesty and humor of the conversation between two ex lovers and I could relate to the theme of this film very well. Overall, it is a smart and witty movie for grown ups.
  • 5
    I really, REALLY enjoyed this movie, though I admit it probably won't be everyone's cup of tea. There's a lot of conversation and dialogue in the movie - a lot of the time it feels like it was written as two monologues that end up combined into one, lol. But that doesn't mean that it isn't enjoyable. On the contrary, I think you can probably find a lot to relate to in this movie if you've ever tried to analyze a relationship and what went wrong...and what woman who ever lived hasn't had that experience?? The woman at the center of this story is lucky because the man she divorced is actually a nice guy who doesn't mind talking about such things with her. He just couldn't make marriage work for anyone, he's just not made for marrying (you probably know the type, hint hint). I was watching this and wondering why every guy I've ever dated couldn't couldn't be this thoughtful and analytical...guess I'll have to wait until I'm in my 50s! A sweet movie, if chatty.
  • 1
    Yikes, what a SNOOZEFEST of a movie. I could not believe I was dragged by my girlfriend to see this, even she didn't like it much. I guess it's what we get after a summer of awesome movies like The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, and Brave. We should have just saved our movie night for this friday when the last Batman opens, but we were bored. I guess we both forgot that sometimes going to the movies means that you can get MORE bored! Ughhhh. Two people who used to be married have dinner as they discuss all the things that are wrong with the world, with the idea of marriage, and with each other. It has a couple of laughs, but that isn't enough to justify having to sit through this entire movie- it felt like a miniseries! I would say to anyone who's thinking of watching that they should just get the audio version and listen to it in their car or on their ipod. Watching it just doesn't make any difference.
  • 2
    I guess I was hoping for a cute romantic comedy - or at least a typical chick flick! This one is neither, it's just two people sitting across from each other over a dinner table talking for hours about where their marriage went wrong and what kinds of things they think they learned from their divorce. I think this would make for a better play (maybe it's based on a play?) but as a movie it just feels like it's cheating its audience. I don't like how the dad tries to stop his daughter from getting married just because his marriage failed. Hasn't he ever heard of the old saying that the son shall not play for the sins of the father? The same goes for daughters! Girls today are super smart and know how to manage their relationships, even my friends in their teens know not to make the same mistakes that their parents made like the ones in this movie. It's a lot of talk and not a lot of understanding, which makes sense when you think about why their relationship fizzled.
  • 3
    Hmmm...I guess this could have been a lot better. Then again, it could have been a lot LOT worse, given what actually happens in this movie. If you don't like movies that don't have elaborate plots or special effects, then this one definitely ain't for you. This movie is basically just about a dinner conversation that goes on and on. Only I could relate to it. As a child of divorced parents, I always find it interesting when people talk about why hey broke up or why they got divorced. This movie is about that, but it's also about how parents who get divorced may try to save their children from the same fate by telling them it's better to just stay single. It's kind of a shocking concept since so many people are used to the old stereotype of parents forcing their kids to get married (or asking them when they'll tie the knot) but this movie puts a new spin on an old concept. It's a lot to think about, even if you haven't personally been affected by divorce.
  • 2
    I was disappointed in this movie. I remember when I used to watch Lea Thompson on Caroline in the City back in the day on NBC. She was so spritely and cute in that girl next door kind of way. But this movie casts her as a kind of weird ex wife who just shows up to talk and talk and talk. I kinda get why their marriage didn't work out, there's just nothing interesting for them to do except babble endlessly. Still, she's a whole lot better than Robert (Shea) who is a cad if ever there was one. He seems to think that because he couldn't get a decent job and failed as an artist that his daughter should stray away from doing what's respectable and just be single her whole life. Really?? What kind of father would stand in the way of his child's happiness like that? Very lame, and I was offended as a parent. My kids wanted to see this but they couldn't because they had summer school classes. I wouldn't want them exposed to this anyway.
  • 5
    Sometimes I think that movies like this one are really just a one gimmick pony that nobody had any energy to train to do anything better. I mean, it's a movie where literally NOTHING happens - nada, zip, zilch, a big fat ZERO. It's all dialogue, it's all verbal interaction, and it's all about the past and the future. Nothing that happens in the present counts . . . or does it? Ah ha! See, therein lies the secret to this highly enjoyable new film from director Jim Hemphill who takes a farce and makes a masterpiece. It's about a middle aged man named Robert (John Shea) whose daughter suddenly announces that she's getting married. Most parents would be thrilled, but Robert doesn't believe in the institution since his own marriage to Emily (Lea Thompson) failed miserably. Robert and Emily reunite for a dinner date and have a very, very prolonged conversation about everything you can think of: life, love, sex, success, children, grandchildren, and the meaning of life. It's all serious when it should be and light when it should be. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to see something out of the ordinary - five stars!
  • 4
    I thought this film was pretty good and if you like this type of movies I think you will have a pretty good time watching this film. Of course this film is good because it has an amazing cast and Lea Thompson and John Shea are wonderful and talented actors and they have an amazing chemistry together, it was a true pleasure to watch them work together. I liked the pace of this movie and I always enjoy films about love, life, longing and all of those emotions and emotional states that make us human. Overall, I recommend seeing this film in the theaters.

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