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Tru Confessions (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Comedy | Family  -  5 April 2002 (USA)
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Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..

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Dr. Dean Cutler
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Kelly Bodanis ...
Ms. Willow
Raven Dauda ...
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Trudy 'Tru' Walker thought she had the worst life ever and having a father who was always working, a mother who never took her side, and a mentally challenged brother didn't help. But when Tru gets a chance to follow her dream and star in a TV Show, she finds out what it really means to be a family. Written by Chris Kelley <kitagawa_kenta@hotmail.com>

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Bienvenue chez Trudy  »

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Sometimes, when Tru says WTUV, her lips say KTUV. See more »

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Ginny: It's okay, everybody makes mistakes.
Eddie: Except for God, right, Mom? If God made mistakes, the world would look like a kid did it.
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Beautiful In You
Performed by Shaunna Bolton
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A Portrait of my Family
11 April 2002 | by (Sterling Heights, MI) – See all my reviews

I'm still emotionally stunned in the wake of my first viewing of Disney's original movie, "Tru Confessions." Previous comments have praised Shia LaBeouf's outstanding performance as the developmentally-challenged Eddie. Equally compelling, though, was Clara Bryant's portrayal of Tru.

Tru's attitude toward the difficulties and embarrassments caused by Eddie are truly believable. When we're honest with ourselves, we would've most likely felt the same way at her age. Bryant's depiction teenage angst was as spot-on as I've ever seen in a movie of this genre.

This movie let loose a stream of emotion, as our family has been coming to terms with a developmental disability. Our 3 year old son Jacob was diagnosed with a form of autism in January 2002. We've been dealing with frustrations that are not unlike those experienced by the Walker family. Jacob's behavior is hard to explain, and often embarrassing. He also has a 2 year old sister, making this film hit even closer to home than expected. I can see our Lauren defending Jacob in much the same was as Tru, when she shoved her former crush into the river for having tormented Eddie. One couldn't help but cheer for Tru and her heroic defense of her defenseless brother.

If you have a family member afflicted with a developmental disorder, this film is a must-see. If you have family members that have a hard time coming to grips with a developmentally-disabled child in your home, direct them to "Tru Confessions." It will become a standard reference work for those wishing to understand our beautiful family.


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