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The Truth About Emanuel 2013

TV-14 CC
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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.

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Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Francesca Gregorini
Starring Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel
Supporting actors Alfred Molina, Frances O'Connor, Aneurin Barnard, Jimmi Simpson, Charlie Baver, Gabriela Dias, Emery Eastbum, Wolf Fleetwood-Ross, Spencer Garrett, Sam Jaeger, Kevin McCorkle, Siena Perez, Wil Philip, Anne Ramsay, Jonathan Schmock, Russell Steinberg, Cooper Thornton, Lucy Walsh
Studio Tribeca Film
MPAA rating TV-14
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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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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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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I discovered this gem while scrolling through a website that listed all movies released (or to be released) in 2014. I was looking for something "different" and "interesting." To say "The Truth About Emanuel" fit the bill would be an understatement. It is strange, but then again, I was going for "strange." Unlike some other reviewers, I definitely did NOT have the plot figured out early on--(SPOILER ALERT!!! DON'T READ FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE PLOT OR ENDING!!!)--I was convinced up until almost the very end that it would turn out the baby was real and that Emanuel was the one living in a psychotic world of make-believe. I really like that the movie had three very strong female leads. Put that together with "Maleficent" and we've got at least two 2014 films with multiple strong female leads: we need more of that! Of course, Alfred Molina was wonderful, as always. He always hits the note right on key. But the women made the movie. I thought Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, and Frances O'Connor were all brilliant. It's a disturbing movie, true, but it ends on a note of hope. Friendships, however weird, between women can just be so powerful and so mentally healthy, sometimes even if they start out as unhealthy. All feminist theorizing aside, however, the movie was gripping. It pulled me right in and I couldn't look away. Ultimately, it did what a movie is supposed to do--it entertained, drew me out of my routine existence, and made me think. If you're looking for a movie that is entertaining, but not the same old car chase, sex scene, and male hero coming to the rescue, look no further. I highly recommend it.
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this is an amazing movie. The depth of human psychology it reaches is very heavy. The search for love in a distorted life dealt into your hands. Not knowing how to deal with life and realizing your not alone. Being strong enough while seeking your own shortcomings and understanding of life to learn that you can try to save others that come across your path. The complexity of human emotions is amazing in this movie. The writing was intriguing, simple and clever at the same time. The artistic aspects of the movie allowed you to use your own mind in reaching an understanding of the story line without being spoon fed the ending. Your brain was shocked, hungry for understanding and your heart warmed by the exchange of love between two strangers, between father and daughter, between a stepmother and stepdaughter and between two young adults being faced with multi levels of emotions while growing into adulthood in a life yet to be lived.
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"The Truth About Emanuel" is a beautiful movie with a sensitive and touching story of loss and friendship. Emanuel, a young woman whose mother died in child birth is still haunted by the absence. Longing, hurt inside, she forms a connection with a new next door neighbor named Linda.
This movie explores different facets of what goes into a persons mind when its very difficult to let go of a person who was near and dear to you.

The best part was the climax where the two characters blend together into one similar situation to achieve one goal of letting go of the person who was so loving and in a very unique way proclaiming their death. The script is very strong and amazingly presented by the director.

Overall this is a beautiful movie about grief, coping and realizing that somewhere, there is someone that will understand your pain.
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