Particles of Truth
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Lilli (Jennifer Elster, who also wrote and directed the film) is unhappy. She's a struggling artist, living in New York City and cynical about everything, including her own talent. Her father (Alan Samulski) is dying, and Lilli barely acknowledges his existence, while her mother (Susan Floyd), clearly divorced from reality, pretends that her husband left town years ago. The trauma of being raised by two junkies and of her parents' eventual breakup still affects all of Lilli's relationships and her view of herself. She's got a group show opening at a major gallery, but she… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While the film demonstrates some potential on the part of its filmmaker, especially in the acting department, it ultimately lacks the singularity to make it stand out among the glut of similarly themed entries."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Transcends its own considerable self-indulgence with sweet, believably tormented performances."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"Though many of the risks she takes don't pay off, Elster's film contains a number of stylishly staged set pieces ... that mark her as a young filmmaker worth watching."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A me-me-me spectacle of unexamined grief that allows filmmaker Jennifer Elster to condescend to everyone but herself."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"This pretentiously titled, zero-budget N.Y. indie airily pulls off what Hollywood mightily strives for -- a believable romantic comedy."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"A complicated drama that explores the efforts of two oddballs to escape the limitations of their birth families and forge distinctive lives of their own."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"This uneven drama might have been more effective if someone with more on-screen charisma than writer-director Elster had played the main character."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"One of those painfully earnest -- and pretentious -- little indies in which a pair of emotional cripples neatly resolve all of their problems within 48 hours of meeting each other."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Particles of Truth is a low-budget indie that first seems scattered and off-putting but in time reveals its writer-director's considerable ability and artistic sense."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"Quite an intense emotional rollercoaster with standout performances, especially from Elster."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
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