The Trouble with the Truth Reviews

October 3, 2016
The film captures the mixture of remembered intimacy and arguments and the way these emotions can swirl around one another, one minute sparking conflict, the next an unexpected moment of joy and.. a level of empathy.
August 18, 2016
Hemphill's assured direction, coupled with some skillful editing, allows the sharply written dialogue to flow naturally, without the material ever feeling too stagey.
October 23, 2013
Who knew My Dinner with Andre could be reworked into such an engaging romantic comedy?
February 14, 2013
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 7, 2013
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.
January 10, 2013
Jim Hemphill's "The Trouble with the Truth" is a pleasant surprise that gets better as the movie unfolds.
January 9, 2013
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.
December 12, 2012
Don't let this small but potent little gem pass by.
September 20, 2012
A divorced couple rehash their relationship in this touching indie drama.
September 15, 2012
Wise, warm, sexy and sophisticated with tender, well-nuanced performances by John Shea and Lea Thompson.
September 14, 2012
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
The ambition is laudable, the results less so.
September 14, 2012
[An] intimate, honest exploration of relationship dynamics, regret and the enduring messiness of love.
September 13, 2012
An equitable, tender, sometimes surprising game of hard truth-telling.
September 13, 2012
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 11, 2012
There isn't a false note in either the dialogue or the performances.
October 27, 2011
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.