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Tru Loved (2008)

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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 »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Najarra Townsend ... Tru
Jake Abel ... Trevor
Matthew Thompson ... Lodell
Alexandra Paul ... Leslie
Cynda Williams ... Lisa
Alec Mapa ... Mr. Bushnell
Bruce Vilanch ... Uncle Daniel
Nichelle Nichols ... Grandmother
Jasmine Guy ... Cynthia
Jane Lynch ... Ms. Maple
Elaine Hendrix ... Mrs. Muller
Tye Olson Tye Olson ... Walter
Joseph Julian Soria ... Manuel
Tony Brown Tony Brown ... Principal Velasquez
Vernon Wells ... Coach Wesley


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

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Coming out, teen style. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

28 February 2008 (USA) See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,678, 17 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,467, 13 June 2010
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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 »


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29 December 2009 | by billysidesSee all my reviews

Done as a light comedy, while dealing with serious subject matter, this was a very worthwhile and valuable movie. I enjoyed it very much, as did those all around me. It was done with both serious straight on acting and also tongue in cheek comedic acting, which somehow balanced out well – a perfect fit! The lead actress who played Tru was just wonderful. She was so natural and real. All the young actors were wonderful and played their parts perfectly. -- Our big stars of the future! ( I'm serious!!)

Those who played their parts just slightly over the top, as their parts were clearly meant to be, were fabulous. They made it fun and kept it all rolling along.

There it all was – the social struggles of high school, the foolishness of our actions in those years of growing and finding ourselves – the pain and cruelty and strength and kindness and sadness and young love and yearning --- and, and, and -- .

Personally, I could have done without the fantasy scenes; I found them okay, but unnecessary and somewhat distracting, however in talking with others that were there, they loved those scenes, so who's to say.

All in all, the cast was fantastic, the subject matter timeless and always important in our growth, and --very entertainingly presented.

Well done.

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