MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 214 this week

Tru Loved (2008)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 766 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 29 critic

Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics,... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 245 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 14 May 2012
 
a list of 682 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
T
a list of 3152 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 128 titles
created 09 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Tru Loved" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tru Loved (2008)

Tru Loved (2008) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tru Loved.
14 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pincushion (2010)
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A look at what happens when two people break up.

Director: Stephen Sprinkles
Stars: Matt Mercer, Najarra Townsend, Benjamin Watts
Dawning I (2009)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Takes place at a Northern Minnesota lake cabin where a brother and sister visit their father and step-mom. As the first night unfolds with uncomfortable small-talk and tension, tragedy strikes.

Director: Gregg Holtgrewe
Stars: Najarra Townsend, Jonas Goslow, David Coral
Tru Love (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

TRU, 37, is a serial bed-hopping lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long...that is, until she meets ALICE, 60, a beautiful widow, who has come to town at the last ... See full summary »

Directors: Kate Johnston, Shauna MacDonald
Stars: Shauna MacDonald, Kate Trotter, Christine Horne
Angel of Death I (2009)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A career assassin becomes haunted by one of her victims following a near fatal injury to her brain. Becoming a rogue assassin settling the score with her former mob employers, chaos and power struggles ensue.

Director: Paul Etheredge
Stars: Zoë Bell, Jake Abel, Vail Bloom
Gay Baby (2010)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

What if you found out your unborn son is GAY? An expectant couple learns their unborn son is gay. Can a young gay store clerk change the father's reaction from disappointment to excitement?

Director: Kevin Patrick Kelly
Stars: Larry Sullivan, Tye Olson, Beth Shea
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A twin searches for her sister's killer, while capturing all the potential suspects on camera.

Director: Vanessa Libertad Garcia
Stars: Richard Banker, Sarah Connine, Che Landon
@urFRENZ (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A realistic drama about the lives of teens, their families and the draw and discord of social networking sites.

Director: Jeff Phillips
Stars: Gayla Goehl, Lily Holleman, Michael Robert Kelly
Watercolors (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a gifted, young artist (Danny) arrives at the opening of his first New York exhibition his erotic paintings trigger memories of his first love (Carter)... See full synopsis »

Director: David Oliveras
Stars: Tye Olson, Kyle Clare, Ellie Araiza
Man Maid (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A second-generation male maid fights to save the girl he loves and their historic hotel from the clutches of a hostile developer.

Director: Chris Lusvardi
Stars: Phillip Vaden, Sara Rue, Jane Lynch
Good Girl (2009)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Upset and overwhelmed at having to care for her bed-ridden mother, a teenage girl brings home a boy and has sex with him in an adjacent room so her mother can hear.

Director: Joy Gohring
Stars: Jake Abel, Carrie Armstrong, Melissa Hunter
Forget Me Not (2015)
Comedy | Drama

Siblings Emil and Elaine are shocked that their widowed, Alzheimer's-afflicted mother has formed a sweet if unconventional relationship with Walt, a fellow resident at her nursing home. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Aloyan
Stars: Jake Abel, Nia Vardalos, Sofia Mattsson
Kickstand (2008)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A group of kids rocking out.

Director: Pascal
Stars: Jake Abel, Pascal, Breanna Startzel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tru
...
...
Lodell
...
...
Lisa
...
Mr. Bushnell
...
Uncle Daniel
...
Grandmother
...
Cynthia
...
...
Mrs. Muller
...
Walter
...
Manuel
Tony Brown ...
Principal Velasquez
...
Coach Wesley
Edit

Storyline

Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to establish her school's first Gay-Straight Alliance. Written by Antonio Brown

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Coming out, teen style. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 2008 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,678 (USA) (17 October 2008)

Gross:

$9,467 (USA) (11 June 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film critic Roger Ebert gave the movie a one-star rating, but admitted that he already walked out after 8 minutes. After receiving heavy criticism for rating a movie without having the courtesy to watch it completely, he went back to see the movie in its entirety, and promised to 'never, ever' do it again. See more »

Soundtracks

Lucky Girl
Written by The Vanderveer's and Najarra Townsend
Performed by Najarra Townsend
Futuristic Thug Music ASCAP/Sony ATV
Produced by Automatic for Inrage Productions
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tru Loved is a wonderful movie - What caused Mr. Ebert to miss the whole point -
28 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think many people do not take a chance and find out the truth for themselves. In regard to movies, they depend on reviewers to take the chance and do the work for them. Doing so gives power to reviewers, which is an evil thing. Those very people who give away their rights will think that, since Roger Ebert dismissed 'Tru Loved', it is not a good movie and will not go to the trouble of finding out for themselves. And this confirms their prejudices and makes them feel secure.

'Tru Loved' is a very good movie indeed. So why did he dismiss it? Why dismiss a movie that deals wisely with two of the most difficult aspects of human relationships, sex and race, in an entertaining and unifying way. That has a fine story. That has excellent acting which is natural and convincing (Najarra Townsend, as 'Tru', is inspiring). That has the priceless effect on the audience of goodwill and fellowship. That is pure and genuine.

Why dismiss such a terrific movie? I think the reason is that Mr. Ebert did not give the movie a chance to unfold. As a result, he missed the whole point of 'Tru Loved'--which is human unity. Then, in response to criticism, he went back and justified his position, still missing the point.

Why did he miss the point that 'Tru Loved' is about human unity? Because of unconscious fears, distaste or antagonism? Because of physical illness? Because it reminded him of other movies he didn't like? Because it didn't taste like his cup of tea? Who knows why?

Personally, I love 'Tru Loved'! I think it is a marvelous movie! I recommend it to all my friends.

That's my review. But don't take my word for it, find out for yourself.


6 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Read this before you see this movie saf408
what's goin on with this movie? basicallybryce
Another win Lion-58
Is there a soundtrack? BeachhGirl
It is just me... Dreamcast2001
when will they add the rest of the cast members to imdb? iknowmovies99
Discuss Tru Loved (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?