The Trouble with the Truth
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The Trouble with the Truth
Musician Robert (John Shea) is a perpetual starving artist with low overhead and minimal commitments. When Robert's daughter announces that she's engaged, he advises her against it - his own marriage to Emily (Lea Thompson) didn't last, and he doesn't understand why anyone would want to give up their independence. Yet when Robert and Emily reunite and dredge up old memories and hurts, both discover they have a lot of unresolved issues and that love, marriage and divorce aren't quite as simple as they'd like. With Danielle Harris and Keri Lynn Pratt. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Who knew My Dinner with Andre could be reworked into such an engaging romantic comedy?"
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A divorced couple rehash their relationship in this touching indie drama."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"While it never quite lives up to its lofty inspiration, particularly in an unsatisfying final act, it's engagingly written and well played by both leads."
‑ Keith Phipps, Time Out Chicago
"Wise, warm, sexy and sophisticated with tender, well-nuanced performances by John Shea and Lea Thompson."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Lea Thompson and John Shea sit down 'My Dinner With Andre' style and chew the fat about love, life, longing and letting go, in this unexpectedly poignant, often wryly humorous, drama."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Buzzine Magazine
"Jim Hemphill's "The Trouble with the Truth" is a pleasant surprise that gets better as the movie unfolds."
‑ Omer Mozaffar, Chicago Sun-Times
"The ambition is laudable, the results less so."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"A spare but winning romantic drama that taps into the same talky, intellectually stimulating vein as Richard Linklater's Sunrise/Sunset collaborations with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"Shea and Thompson are up against it due to the basic premise alone, so they could be somewhat forgiven for stumbling here or there. But they don't..."
‑ Mark Bell, Film Threat
"Although they talk enough to qualify for radio, John Shea and Lea Thompson make the high-wire act of "The Trouble With the Truth" a convincing, moving and provocative two-hander."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"[An] intimate, honest exploration of relationship dynamics, regret and the enduring messiness of love."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"Don't let this small but potent little gem pass by."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"A delectable dialogue driven movie over dinner. And a banquet of conversation in the ongoing battle of the sexes that is simultaneously bracing, witty, invigorating, stinging, solemn and funny."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Radio
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