Tru Loved (2007)
Average Rating: 4.7/10
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Uprooted from her comfortable San Francisco home and transplanted to a generic Southern California suburb by her two well-meaning moms, open-minded high-school sophomore Tru despairs at being surrounded by close-minded football players and air-headed Paris Hilton wannabes until she gets the idea to combat small-town intolerance by co-founding a local chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance. Life in her new town isn't easy, so in order to fend off boredom, Tru frequently escapes into fantasy. But
Oct 17, 2008 Wide
Jan 12, 2010
Regent Releasing/here Films! - Official Site
Joseph Julian Soria
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.
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.
Wade's extremely low budget film is hampered by badly recorded dialogue and a script that tries to cram too many issues and characters in.
There isn't really much that differentiates Tru Loved from any other low-budget indie film. It isn't unique visually and a lot of the acting is what, at best, could be called amateur.
The film surely means well with enormous messages of tolerance and self-esteem, but when Loved digs in with broad caricatures of homophobia and all-purpose intolerance, the movie can be a supreme chore to sit through.
Every word of dialogue is both written and delivered with the most precious deliberateness and instructive tone.
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