Tru Love (film)

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Tru Love
Directed byKate Johnston, Shauna MacDonald
Produced byShauna MacDonald, Kate Johnston
Written byKate Johnston, Shauna MacDonald
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Running time
94 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Tru Love is a 2013 Canadian drama film written, directed and produced by Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald.[1]

Plot[edit]

Tru, 37, is a serial bed-hopping lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long.

Restless by nature and wounded by the past, she seems to live from pillar to post, from mattress to mattress, bobbing along through life with no anchor to ground her. She gets by on her wits, her considerable good looks and charm — but at her age, it is all starting to wear a little thin.

Then she meets Alice, 60, a beautiful widow, who has come to town at the last minute to visit her daughter Suzanne, a too-busy corporate lawyer. Suzanne, 35, is Tru’s friend.

When Tru meets Alice, sparks fly and Alice and Tru begin forging an unlikely friendship…and more. Suzanne, who has a deeply conflicted relationship with her mother and a complicated and a secret past with Tru, becomes increasingly alarmed at the growing bond between Tru and Alice.

After Suzanne witnesses an intimate moment between the two, feeling jealous and threatened, she tries to sabotage the budding romance. But it backfires, as Tru Love is hard to contain . . .

Critical reception[edit]

Tru Love has received worldwide critical acclaim, winning 15 international awards.

Raindance Film Festival, UK Review “Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald’s TRU LOVE is a sparkling and evocative love story about the intersecting lives of three women. Alice has recently lost her husband and, still coming to terms, has on the spur of the moment decided to visit her daughter Suzanne in the big city. When Suzanne —whose relationship with her mother is already conflicted —is too busy to spend time with her, she enlists friend Tru to babysit Alice while she works. A commitment-phobic lesbian, Tru forms an unlikely but deeply touching bond with Alice, helping her to pick herself up and move on with her life and the possibility of a relationship between the two sparks into life. When Suzanne witnesses a tender moment between mother and friend her subsequent actions stress the relationship of all three women, leading to a heartbreaking climax. Movies about loss, about love, are all too common and it takes something particularly special to truly standout within the genre. In capturing the emotions of loss, love and acceptance so provocatively and accurately —both in the script and the performances, TRU LOVE is one of those rare standouts.” —Mark Rogers

Release notes[edit]

Tru Love was distributed in Canada by IndieCan Entertainment, and internationally by Wolfe Releasing.[2] It was released as VOD on October 7, 2014, and in DVD by Wolfe Video on November 4, 2014.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inside Out: Challenging Attitudes and Changing Lives". Torontoist, May 22, 2014.
  2. ^ Cummins, Julianna (November 27, 2014). "Coming Soon: Tru Love". Playback. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Disc and That: Upcoming and recent DVDs". Windy City Times, September 30, 2014.

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