Finding Me: Truth
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From Roger S. Omeus, Jr, Finding Me: Truth - takes us back to the urban story of friendship, love and relationships in life of Faybien Allen (Ray Martell Moore). A year later the young Mr. Allen's world is defined by colliding truths and false realities that are brought to light in this sequel. He is forced to acknowledge and reconcile his naive ways, if he is to capture the heart of his true love again. He befriends the most unlikely character Jay (Maurice Murrell) and is introduced to a world of the unknown. Harsh choices and the darker side of life outline Jay's truth. Very much the survivor in his environment, Jay's story will leave you wanting to delve deeper. Faybien's two best friends, Greg (Eugene Turner) and Amera (J'Nara Corbin), a year later are no wiser to their myths and self-conceived identities. Amera tragically falls into the trap of the crazy girlfriend. When a four month relationship and singing career aren't enough to occupy her neurotic and obsessive mind. She begins to suspect her boyfriend (Gabe) to be cheating on her, which forces her to confront her quietly kept issues. While Greg seems to be every woman and man's fantasy all wrapped up in the charm of the urbane gentleman. His life mantra of being free and having fun has gotten him in a situation where his hands are twice as full. Recently being laid off from work and dealing with his own lack of financial stability/misfortune the impact of his shattered self-esteem and identity, push him to take a harder look at his own mirror of truth. Truth explores the depth and intimacy of these friendships, the uncertain path of life and how our decisions are forged in the midst of it all.
- Audio Commentary By Director Roger Omeus, Jr, Ray Martell Moore (Actor) And Assistant Director Philip Muniz
- Conversation With Cast And Creators
- Director Interview
- Two Music Videos
- Featurette: Creating The Score
- Featurette: Musical Journey
- Featurette: Sound Design
- Deleted Scenes
Who knew Jersey City could be such a hotbed of gay drama? Less of a sequel (one needn t have seen Finding Me to enjoy this movie) than a new approach, Finding Me: Truth follows the loves, losses, fights, jealousies and broken hearts of a group of friends. It centers around the sweet, bright-eyed and emotionally vulnerable Faybien (RayMartell Moore). Comfortable with his gayness but saddled with self-esteem issues, Faybien s love life is put into an emotional spin when his ex, Lonnie, returns with an interest in reigniting their relationship. You d think that he d get a sympathetic ear from his friends, but they already have their own issues. Reggie s in love with bisexual, non-committal Greg; high-strung queen bee Amera is certain her boyfriend is cheating on her; and the always-meddling muscle queen Jay is busy confronting his rough trade boyfriend s girlfriend. A memorable cast of African-American actors contribute to make Finding ME: Truth a fast, touching and furious emotional ride! --Raymond Murray
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Top Customer Reviews
We also meet some very interesting new characters that add to the drama and excitement. Some people complained about the ending, but i actually lied it. Like with the first movie , writer director Roger Omeus left the audience with the feeling that there is more to come. I know I would want to see how Greg juggles fatherhood and his wandering sexuality, how Faybien and Lonnie adapt to a relationship, and if Amira actually ept her man past the final credits.
The one missing element of coursr would be Jay, but eerily and ironically, the last image we saw of him in the film would lead us to believe that he met a bad end.
Finding Me Truth is worth watching and owning. I definately hope that there is a third part.
"Truth" begins with Faybien updating Lonnie, who travels constantly with work, in letters about what's been going on in his life. We find out that he is working in the music business, Amera has a music career that is starting to take off finally along with a boyfriend, Greg is dating a pre-med student and Amera's cousin who is her stylist, and Jay is still up to his same old scandalous ways. When Faybien all of a sudden realizes that he loves Lonnie and professes it to him, Lonnie rejects his advances even though Faybien "proves" to him how much he's changed. After a mistake on both of their parts, the two part ways for good it seems. Meanwhile, everyone else is dealing with their relationship woes. Greg is dealing with his male lover, who is interested in taking their relationship further from just hooking up casually while going out of his way to hide his other relationship with Amera's female cousin. Amera is struggling with the fact that she believes her boyfriend is cheating on her, and entails her cousin to help investigate as they get their "proof." Jay is in some kind of relationship with a thug who stays with his baby's mother, and is dealing with that the best way he knows how. After he upsets him and nearly blows his cover, his "boyfriend" gets revenge, which is averted when Faybien comes to the rescue. This brings the two closer and they start to become hang out buddies, which has a negative effect on Faybien. He starts hooking up and meets someone, drinks a lot, parties every night, and misses work. When Greg decides to host a dinner party in which Lonnie unexpectantly shows up, Greg reveals the real reason for the dinner and everyone's business is put out on the table. Confusion amasses and everyone is heated as their "truth" is revealed one by one. Each person reflects on their problems and confronts them, dealing with them as best as they can.
The writing doesn't compare to the original, which is a bit of a let down. Gone is the blueprint for a moral and meaningful story, traded in for unnecessary dramatics. The script leaves much more to be desired, as it really has no point unless you factor in the whole truth aspect, which is honestly very minimal. Also, there are tons of loose ends. Lonnie's blank and expressionless reactions to what he's going through which inhibit him from totally being responsive to Faybien are never revealed. A mention of a certain medical condition Faybien is suffering from is mentioned matter-of-factly with no back story and seems like it was just thrown in to justify a certain "crucial" scene in the film. It's never explained Jay's motivation for spiking Faybien's drink at the club given what leads up to the actions. The ending is so abrupt and forced that it leaves you wondering if they were rushing to complete it or what. They literally summed up each couple's future in about two minutes. The acting has improved, but the dialogue has not. The locations and sets are also better than the first. There are a couple of filming issues like camera shakiness where it shouldn't be, but not as bad as the first.
With all that said, the movie is average, and a great must-see for fans of the original. Don't expect too much, but just enough to make you fall in love with the characters all over again. Would love to see a third installment if they decide to make it happen.