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A Letter to True (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 August 2008 (UK)
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Filmmaker Bruce Weber is a professed animal lover, and his newest film centers on his own dogs, a family of gorgeous golden retrievers, including "True."


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Christie ... Narrator
Marianne Faithfull ... Narrator
Bruce Weber ... Narrator
Thomas Sessa Thomas Sessa ... Self (as Dr. Thomas Sessa)
Gerald Johnson Gerald Johnson ... Self (as Dr. Gerald Johnson)
Marleine Bastein Marleine Bastein ... Self
Tully Jensen Tully Jensen ... Self
Will Tant Will Tant ... Self
John Martin John Martin ... Self
Reinaldo Posada Reinaldo Posada ... Self
Iedo Ivo Lins Lima Iedo Ivo Lins Lima ... Self
Kelly Ammann Kelly Ammann ... Self
Anthony Auello Anthony Auello ... Self
Bill Casey Bill Casey ... Self
Charles Binyan Charles Binyan ... Self


Filmmaker Bruce Weber is a professed animal lover, and his newest film centers on his own dogs, a family of gorgeous golden retrievers, including "True."

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A dog's life is not so bad if you're a dog named 'True'
14 April 2004 | by reel_reviewerSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that will make dog-lovers smile even though it takes a very diverse approach to its material. Photographer Bruce Weber has led an interesting life over the years and this film allows him to share these moments with documentary audiences using a letter-writing device to connect the varied material. Scenes from dog movies like "Lassie" are contrasted both with Weber's own dogs and famous people who are similarly connected to their canine pals. Anecdotes range from Dirk Bogarde's cancer-infected lover forcing a move out of Provence to Elizabeth Taylor's heartfelt call to man dying of AIDS, neither of which seem to connect to life with dogs in any way except that Bogarde owned Corgi's and Taylor her constant companion 'Sugar'. But Weber seems sure of his material and weaves it together with a wonderful source music score of jazz standards belted out by Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, and Joni James. Kind of an odd duck for a dog movie but those that own man's best friend should enjoy this ode to the gorgeous Irish Setter 'True'.

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Release Date:

1 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Letter to True See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,395, 12 September 2004

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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