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REALITY IS OVERRATED,
This review is from: Truth About Emanuel [Blu-ray]  [US Import] (Blu-ray)
Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) is a moody teen who lives in her own world. Her mother died giving birth to her. Not only does she blame herself, "murderer without a motive" she feels out of place. Emanuel has no trouble with lying, although in her case it is a defensive mechanism. Her words are cynical. She meets Claude (Aneurin Barnard) a boy who understands her and emulates her ability to lie.
When Linda (Jessica Biel) moves in with her baby next door, Emanuel offers to babysit a woman who becomes her mother figure to the dismay of her step mom (Frances O'Connor) who worries Emanuel may be attracted to women. If for some reason you weren't engaged in the film, at 22 minutes you will be, as Linda has her own issues and secrets that Emanuel indulges her and protects her.
The film comes full circle as do most indies of this caliber. I would recommend NOT reading a lot of reviews as one might reveal the plot spoiler early in the film, i.e. at 22 minutes, that really must be experienced.
This is not a film for everyone. It is on the arty side. Well constructed dialog. Winner of several indie awards.
Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb. No sex or nudity. Teens kissing.