Particles of Truth
Particles of Truth (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 14, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

Transcends its own considerable self-indulgence with sweet, believably tormented performances.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

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.

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Ronnie Scheib

This pretentiously titled, zero-budget N.Y. indie airily pulls off what Hollywood mightily strives for -- a believable romantic comedy.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

This uneven drama might have been more effective if someone with more on-screen charisma than writer-director Elster had played the main character.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

Joshua Tanzer

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.

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

Quite an intense emotional rollercoaster with standout performances, especially from Elster.

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