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Tru Confessions (2002)

TV-G | | Drama, Comedy, Family | TV Movie 5 April 2002
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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Clara Bryant ...
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Bob Walker
Nicole Dicker ...
Denise
Kevin Duhaney ...
Jake
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Billy Meyer
Craig Eldridge ...
Mr. Taylor
Jennifer Foster ...
DeeDee
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Ms. Hinchey
Colm Magner ...
Coach Rice
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Dr. Dean Cutler
Bruce Vavrina ...
Librarian
Kelly Bodanis ...
Ms. Willow
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Nancy
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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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Trivia

Mare Winningham or "Ginny" 's husband in the movie is a neuro surgeon and Mare guest starred on the ABC hit "Grey's Anatomy" as the main characters step mom and her step daughter was married to a neuro surgeon. See more »

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

Quotes

Eddie: [crying] It's not fair.
Tru: What's not fair, Eddie?
Eddie: I wanna be done being different.
Tru: Everybody's different, Eddie. Not just you.
Eddie: I'm REAL different! I wanna be the same as everybody else.
Tru: But... if you were just the same as everybody else, you wouldn't get all that special help in school... and you wouldn't be allowed to rollerblade in the house, and... and you wouldn't be the... amazing... brother... that I love.
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References Toy Story 2 (1999) See more »

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The News
Written & Performed by Stanley A. Smith
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wow...a Disney original with substance
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Disney is in the entertainment business, and the concept behind Disney original movies is just that- entertainment. But this movie is different...and the main reason is Shia LaBeouf. This kid, if guided the right way, has got a future and a half...the premise behind the movie could have been sickly sweet, but the actors did a great job of portraying the situation of a developmentally-challenged young adult(played superbly by Shia) and how it affected his family...the other subplots helped add to the movie's substance...subjects like peer pressure, parent/child conflict, even parental guilt, are dealt with in a realistic and meaningful way...and Shia's performance is nothing short of amazing...he creates Eddie Walker as a real-life person trying to make his way, with wonderment at times and frustrating behavior at others...this is a Disney original that should be out on video...so those who haven't seen it on TV can see it now...and, an added benefit, listen closely for the song played during Tru's video...it's "Secret World" by Robbyn Ragland...and it's great...it's nice to know that Disney is still capable of this kind of quality production...


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