A troubled girl (Emanuel) becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Linda), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to baby-sit Linda's newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. Written by
Debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. See more »
When Linda gives Emanuel a blouse to wear on her date, she tells her that she wore this on her first date with Chloe's father, although the price tag appears clearly as she holds the blouse. See more »
My name is Emanuel. I'm 17 years old and I killed my mother. I had her sliced open, like a goat for the slaughter, to get me pulled out. As she bled, the doctor pushed air into my lungs and pressed his hands repeatedly onto my chest, with the same rhythmic, repetitive motion that he used to jerk himself off that very morning. It worked. He came and I came. Back to life.
The fact that my mother lost her life for this - for me - is probably just a side note. The cost of doing ...
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'The truth about Emanuel' is an engrossing movie which is punctuated by two great lead performances. Both Jessica and Kara have a real on screen chemistry as their relationship is one of the most powerful you have seen, and their characters of 'Linda' and 'Emmanuel' respectively also have mystery. The film primarily deals with the emotions of loss and grief as well as entering into a world where reality is not how it appears. The film is not well known but this movie is quality all the way, keeping the viewer on the edge as the 'truth' becomes more and more complex. The ending could have been better but in essence this movie is about raw emotions, taking you on a journey into the minds of two troubled women. Loved Jessica and Kara's performances !
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