Truth (2013 film)

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Truth
Truth poster.jpg
Directed byRob Moretti
Produced byAshley Ahn
Sean Paul Lockhart
Bradley J. Fischer
Written byRob Moretti
StarringSean Paul Lockhart
Rob Moretti
Blanche Baker
Music byJonathan Bartz
Edited byCassandra McManus
Production
company
Left of Center Entertainment
Distributed byArtsploitation Films
Release date
  • July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12) (QFest Philadelphia)
  • February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Truth is a 2013 American psychological thriller film directed and written by Rob Moretti and starring Sean Paul Lockhart, Blanche Baker, and Rob Moretti. It was filmed in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and Montclair, New Jersey, United States.

Plot[edit]

After a chance encounter over the internet, Caleb (Sean Paul Lockhart), who suffers from borderline personality disorder, meets and falls head over heels for Jeremy (Rob Moretti), and soon the line between love and lies blur. Struggling to keep his past a secret, including his mentally ill mother, Caleb slowly succumbs to his darker side. A sudden turn of events finds Jeremy held captive, until Caleb's quest for the truth is revealed.

Cast[edit]

  • Sean Paul Lockhart ... Caleb Jacobs
  • Rob Moretti ... Jeremy Dorian
  • Blanche Baker ... Dr. Carter Moore
  • Suzanne Didonna ... Caleb's mother
  • Rebekah Aramini ... Leah
  • Max Rhyser ... Young man in the cafe
  • Philip Joseph McElroy ... Young Caleb
  • John Van Steen ... Orderly

Critical reception[edit]

Truth garnered mixed to negative reviews. At Metacritic, the film scored a 23, based on 4 reviews.[1]

Inkoo Kang of Village Voice wrote "Truth is hammier than Easter brunch, but its depictions of rejection transfiguring into violence are always affecting and distressing."[2]

Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter said, "Its Hitchcockian aspirations are sabotaged by a tendency towards lurid melodrama that is more laughable than chilling."[3]

Jay Weissberg of Variety commented: "A low-budget potboiler with an overblown score not loud enough to drown out the hackneyed dialogue."

Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times wrote of the story, "Filled with sappy dialogue and screeching strings, Truth is a puerile excavation of secrets and sickness."[4]

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