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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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Ginny Walker
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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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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 »

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Eddie: [trying to fly a kite, crying] STUPID KITE! Why wont you stay up, Why? It must be retarded
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References Toy Story 2 (1999) See more »

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Am I the Only One
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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A magnificent film of tenderness and compassion!
5 October 2005 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

Clara Bryant plays Trudy Walker, a self-absorbed teen with a twin brother Eddie, who is mentally handicapped, likely a form of autism, though it wasn't discussed. Eddie, played by Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens), is a very kind and tender young person who lives life very simply. His heart is full of love. Trudy struggles to be understood as the stressed-out teen that she is. Eddie's father struggles with his work as a brain surgeon and with his outrageous temper problem. The mother struggles with maintaining a healthy and balanced household, which is not easy with Tru going through her drama-queen years.

This is the most emotional movie dealing with the subject of the mentally handicapped that I've ever seen. As someone with a friend who has such disabilities, I can say that I never knew the half of what it really is like.

Should you ever be so blessed as to make a friend with autism or similar handicap, you will see that this movie speaks a lot to those closest to the autistic in so many special ways. It also opens your heart to new levels of tenderness and compassion, and your life will never be the same again. I give this movie 10 out of 10 stars.


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