The Trouble with the Truth

The Trouble with the Truth – Drama
Category – Movie (2012)


Content – Robert is less than happy when his daughter Jenny informs him that she is engaged. It is apparent that he is apprehensive about love due to his failed marriage with Jenny’s mom, Emily. So when Emily visits Los Angeles and the two get together for a drink, the conversation about the truth begins. While Emily is happily remarried, Robert is simply a cynical man about love and spirituality. One of the best lines is when they are discussing Jenny’s engagement, and Emily says “Not everyone sees marriage as a tragic surrender to conformity the way you do.” During dinner, they continue to debate the issues of love, including the infidelity in their marriage and their break-up. And the repartee between these two continue after dinner, as they discuss consequences about decisions and risks, in their past and future. In the end, the trouble with the truth is sometimes it can work for you and sometimes against you. And the decisions we all make in life are based on our own personal truths. This scores a 8 out of 10.


Acting – The entire film relies on the banter between Robert and Emily, played by John Shea and Lea Thompson. Both veteran actors carry this film very well. Since the movie consists of their conversation that happens in one evening, the intensity and truth may not have been captured as well with inexperienced actors. Huge applause to John and Lea who brought the truth about life and love to the surface. Oh, and love the cameo appearance in the beginning from horror icon Danielle Harris! Score is 8.5 out of 10.


Duration – 96 mins. This film is barely over an hour and a half, and the timing seems good for the content. Again, this movie is a conversation between two ex’s that takes place in one night. This gets a 8 out of 10.


TOTAL INDEX for The Trouble with the Truth – 24.5 out of 30


Recommended Watch – I would recommend this movie for anyone that is looking for an insight on life and love, and the real truth behind it.

***Director/Writer Jim Hemphill brings the world an insightful look on life and love through two people’s eyes, Bravo on the directing and writing of this little gem of a film!

2 thoughts on “The Trouble with the Truth”

  1. What a nice review to wake up to! Thank you so much for the kind words about the movie, and for appreciating the work Lea, John and Danielle put into it. I was extremely lucky to have such wonderful actors, and it makes me so, so happy to see them getting the praise they deserve.

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