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The Trouble with the Truth (2012)


Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 410


Movie Info

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 … More

R (for some language including sexual references)
Directed By:
Written By:
Jim Hemphill
In Theaters:
Jun 3, 2014
1428 Films - Official Site



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Critic Reviews for The Trouble with the Truth

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (1)

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

Full Review… | October 23, 2013
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 9, 2013
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The ambition is laudable, the results less so.

Full Review… | September 14, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 14, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 14, 2013
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.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
Shared Darkness

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

Full Review… | December 12, 2012

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

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
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...

Full Review… | September 14, 2012
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.

Full Review… | September 13, 2012
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.

Full Review… | October 27, 2011
Buzzine Magazine

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The Trouble with the Truth Quotes

Robert: Robert: "But then 50 kicks in...I figured out just give up on the long range goals. Just focus on the immediate stuff, like getting beautiful women into bed, and drinking fine wine"
– Submitted by Phog M (21 days ago)

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