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Truman (2015)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 April 2017 (USA)
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Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.

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Cesc Gay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Julián (as Ricardo Darin)
Javier Cámara ... Tomás
Dolores Fonzi ... Paula
Troilo Troilo ... Truman
Eduard Fernández ... Luis
Alex Brendemühl ... Veterinario (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Pedro Casablanc ... Médico
José Luis Gómez ... Productor (as José Luiz Gómez)
Javier Gutiérrez ... Asesor Funeraria
Elvira Mínguez ... Gloria
Oriol Pla ... Nico
Nathalie Poza ... Mujer 2
Àgata Roca Àgata Roca ... Mujer 1
Susi Sánchez ... Mujer Adopción
Francesc Orella ... Actor Restaurante
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Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.

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Taglines:

Best Friends Are Forever

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vänner för livet See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,258, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$208,799, 16 June 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After the Premiere screening at TIFF director Cesc Gay revealed the dog that played Truman died a few months after filming due to natural causes. See more »

Goofs

When Gloria said to Julian that she had told her son that his father decided to stop the treatment, she could not have known that because it was the first time they met since Julian took that decision. See more »

Quotes

Julián: Why don't you go jerk off?... You're very nervous, it'll calm you down... Go and jerk off... Do you remember how to do it?... I can ask the flight attendant for help.
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Remade as Domani è un altro giorno (2019) See more »

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Magnetic Night
Written by G. Tommaso
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Entertaining and humorous despite the sad undertone and the underlying cause (uncurable cancer). Strong story and movie populated with strong actors
11 September 2018 | by JvH48See all my reviews

Entertaining all the time, despite the serious undertone and the sad underlying cause that makes everything happen and keeps the story rolling on. It is the unpopular decision to stop medical treatment and scans, to merely await a certain death without all the burdens of hospitals and other forms of medical interference with inevitable death caused by his progressing cancer. Of course, everyone tries to change his mind but they all are doomed to fail (is this a spoiler?). He, on the other hand, causes several surprises while dealing with family, friends and colleagues, in the sense that his attitude is refreshing, far from depressing as could be expected. The dog named Truman that gave the movie his name, is the subject of several attempts to find a suitable new household for him, involuntarily being another cause to keep the story rolling, if not working as a running gag.

Apart from dog Truman unknowingly playing a central role, the two main characters are Julian, who is terminally ill and refuses further treatment, and Thomas, who is sent by his wife to let Julian change his mind. The two were close friends many years ago but pick up their friendship easily as if there had been no interruption. While Julian does not stop surprising Thomas with unexpected moves, they both behave very rationally and succeed very well in coping with pitiful scenes and dealing with people avoiding contact because of not knowing how to behave or what to say.

All in all, a strong story line and a movie populated with strong actors. Luckily, there is no tear jerking and I could not spot any overly emotional scenes. There is ample humor interwoven in the script, and the surprises induced by Julian and his sometimes-unorthodox behavior, keep our attention from start to finish.


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