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The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 10 January 2014 (USA)
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A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.

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Francesca Gregorini (screenplay), Sarah Thorp (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaya Scodelario ... Emanuel
Jessica Biel ... Linda
Frances O'Connor ... Janice
Aneurin Barnard ... Claude
Sam Jaeger ... Thomas
Jimmi Simpson ... Arthur
Alfred Molina ... Dennis
Gabriela Dias ... Emanuel's Mother
Spencer Garrett ... Officer Ted
Wolf Fleetwood-Ross ... Clerk (as Wolf Ross)
Russell Steinberg ... Ticket Collector
Anne Ramsay ... Female Customer
Jonathan Schmock ... Sam
Wil Philip ... Man on Train
Charlie Baver Charlie Baver ... Baby
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Storyline

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 Francesca Gregorini

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In early stages, Rachel Weisz was rumored to star alongside Rooney Mara. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emanuel: 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.
Emanuel: 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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Written by Jeremiah Clark
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Had potential but falls flat midway through
27 November 2013 | by spotlightneSee all my reviews

An annoying 17 year old girl, whose mother died giving birth to her, comes across her new neighbour, a 31 year old stunning brunette who has a young baby, and who appears to be without a husband, boyfriend or any man in her life.

The young girl develops an obsession for her hot neighbour. BUT IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

It should be that. Lesbian lust, but it isn't.

Instead the girl stumbles across the neighbour's secret which she feels she must stop others knowing about.

A rather plodding drama that starts off well, then loses its way midway through. The ending could have been good, but instead we're treated to a rather unrealistic finale.

Only 5/10 from me.


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