Tru Loved (2008)
as Ms. Maple
as Mr. Bushnell
as Lo's Grandmother
as Mrs. Lewis
as Mrs. Muller
as Coach Wesley
as Nurse Bette
as Principal Velasquez
as Belle Aire
as Punk Girl
as Pierced Guy
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Critic Reviews for Tru Loved
The world is not quite as nicely rainbow-hued as the film wishes it were at the end, but, if nothing else, Tru Loved makes us hope all the more that it can be one day.
This plodding plea for tolerance would barely pass muster as an after-school special.
Too bad it's not better, because in many ways it's a coming-out movie with a difference.
Content, bolstered by some solid performances, triumphs over form: The film is engaging, timely and courageous.
Audience Reviews for Tru Loved
Between a 4/10 and 5/10, the movie is crummy on several levels, yet its desire to help make the world more loving and tolerant is so pure-hearted that criticizing it seems almost mean-spirited.
Terrific movie! Just heard it's coming out on DVD - AT LAST (I've been waiting), 22 December 2009
Author: niki-masterson from United States
I saw this a year or so ago and it was great. I've mentioned it to many friends and we've been watching for it in theaters or on DVD ever since. I understand it is coming out on DVD in January 2010. I wish it had been released before Christmas, I'd have given copies to my friends as gifts.
Seeing it in the theater was great because the audience reaction was fun and infectious. There was so much out loud laughing and other reactions that it made it comfortable to do so myself. Everyone around me seemed to enjoy it as much as I did. It was funny and sad and instructive and - I think, an important movie for people to see; especially in these times. I recommend it highly.
See it. You'll be glad you did.
I saw "Tru Loved" at Outfest, and the audience LOVED it. If you're looking for dark and edgy angst, you will NOT find it here, and that's one of the reasons I'm a big fan of this movie. It manages to be light-hearted even when handling serious subjects, and funny, too (funny enough I missed some of the dialogue because of all the laughter). I've heard it described as "High School, but with a happy ending" and that seems apt.
The cast ROCKS this movie, especially the lead, Najarra Townsend -- I expect to see a lot more of her. And what fun to see Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's Lt. Uhura) on the big screen!
This film isn't for those who are determined cynics, as they're unlikely to be open-hearted enough to let this movie speak to them, but for everyone else -- those who enjoy knowing there's still a little idealism possible in the world -- the intelligence and hope and humor will leave you smiling.
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