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The Trouble with the Truth (2012)

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Average Rating: 7.2/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1

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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

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

October 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
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Jim Hemphill's "The Trouble with the Truth" is a pleasant surprise that gets better as the movie unfolds.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

January 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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A divorced couple rehash their relationship in this touching indie drama.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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The ambition is laudable, the results less so.

September 14, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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[An] intimate, honest exploration of relationship dynamics, regret and the enduring messiness of love.

September 14, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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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.

February 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

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.

February 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
Shared Darkness

Don't let this small but potent little gem pass by.

December 12, 2012 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

Wise, warm, sexy and sophisticated with tender, well-nuanced performances by John Shea and Lea Thompson.

September 15, 2012 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

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...

September 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

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.

September 13, 2012 Full Review Source: WBAI Radio
WBAI Radio

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.

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Buzzine Magazine
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