The Trouble with the Truth
The Trouble with the Truth (2012)

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)… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 14, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Who knew My Dinner with Andre could be reworked into such an engaging romantic comedy?

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A divorced couple rehash their relationship in this touching indie drama.

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Matthew Turner

Hemphill's assured direction, coupled with some skillful editing, allows the sharply written dialogue to flow naturally, without the material ever feeling too stagey.

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Omer Mozaffar
Chicago Sun-Times

Jim Hemphill's "The Trouble with the Truth" is a pleasant surprise that gets better as the movie unfolds.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

The ambition is laudable, the results less so.

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Keith Phipps
Time Out Chicago

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.

John Anderson

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.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

[An] intimate, honest exploration of relationship dynamics, regret and the enduring messiness of love.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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.

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