The Truth About Emanuel 2013 CC

Amazon Instant Video

(29) IMDb 6/10
Available in HD

A teenage girl (Kaya Scodelario, WUTHERING HEIGHTS) develops a strange attraction to her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel, THE ILLUSIONIST). As the two women become close, a chilling secret is revealed. With Alfred Molina.

Starring:
Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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The Truth About Emanuel

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Francesca Gregorini
Starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario
Supporting actors Alfred Molina, Frances O'Connor, Aneurin Barnard, Jimmi Simpson, Charlie Baver, Gabriela Dias, Emery Eastbum, Spencer Garrett, Sam Jaeger, Kevin McCorkle, Siena Perez, Wil Philip, Anne Ramsay, Wolf Ross, Jonathan Schmock, Russell Steinberg, Cooper Thornton, Lucy Walsh
Studio Tribeca Film
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I just write about them.
Edward Lee
This was not what I expected at all...it's a very dark movie about a mentally disturbed girl.
Martin Mowdy
Maybe I missed the point but was a complete waste of time.
shannon hinkle

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on December 9, 2013
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Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) is a moody teen who lives in her own world. Her mother died giving birth to her. Not only does she blame herself, "murderer without a motive" she feels out of place. Emanuel has no trouble with lying, although in her case it is a defensive mechanism. Her words are cynical. She meets Claude (Aneurin Barnard) a boy who understands her and emulates her ability to lie.

When Linda (Jessica Biel) moves in with her baby next door, Emanuel offers to babysit a woman who becomes her mother figure to the dismay of her step mom (Frances O'Connor) who worries Emanuel may be attracted to women. If for some reason you weren't engaged in the film, at 22 minutes you will be, as Linda has her own issues and secrets that Emanuel indulges her and protects her.

The film comes full circle as do most indies of this caliber. I would recommend NOT reading a lot of reviews as one might reveal the plot spoiler early in the film, i.e. at 22 minutes, that really must be experienced.

This is not a film for everyone. It is on the arty side. Well constructed dialog. Winner of several indie awards.

Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb. No sex or nudity. Teens kissing.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Plaid Enterprises LLC on November 29, 2013
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Beautifully made movie. Very interesting! Amazing performances by Kaya and Jessica. It's a very dark and emotional movie. But really really good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ron K. Smythe on March 8, 2014
Format: DVD
This movie has great acting from both female leads. It has a gut wrenching independent film feel that wont soon leave you, once the movie ends. It's a story about life and death and how it can affect the human mind. Don't listen to the critics, they know not what they write.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JenVienne on January 8, 2014
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Although I did like it, I didn't love it. I think mostly because I don't understand the young girls of today. Emanuel was supposedly tortured by the fact that she survived and her mother died. Is she guilt ridden or narcissistic? Does she really miss that mother figure in her life or is she simply a self centered, spoiled child used to getting everything she wants, now faced with some really messed up situation she can't possibly comprehend because she has lived her life in a bubble? The fact that she is able to bring a broken mother peace because of her connection to her in the end is far fetched but is what brings closure to the movie so I understand it, however it is what I find most distracting about it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kctuke on March 9, 2014
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I got frustrated waiting for this movie to become available on DVD so I bought it through amazon.com. I was curious to see Jessica Biel as something besides her wholesome role as the TV preacher's daughter. I liked the twist at the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jon on February 25, 2014
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it was good for renting but i like it to the point ill buy it some point soon 1hr 36mins of fun
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven Gaydos on February 24, 2014
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They probably thought they needed to sell this as a thriller and though it's disturbing, tense and suspenseful, ultimately it's a very imaginative and serious examination of two fragile psychologies who come together under unusual (to say the least) circumstances. I know this picture got knocked around at Sundance, but it's better written and acted than 90% of the films that get a pass from Sundance critics. If you like films of Terry Gilliam and want to see a young filmmaker trying to make something original, imaginative and heartful, give it a try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Jajam on February 22, 2014
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Emotionally packed story of how two people deal with loss and grief. Delusions, insanity, suspense, it is all here. J.Biel does an amazing job as per usual.
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