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Tru Loved (2008)



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Uprooted from her comfortable San Francisco home and transplanted to a generic Southern California suburb by her two well-meaning moms, open-minded high-school sophomore Tru despairs at being surrounded by close-minded football players and air-headed Paris Hilton wannabes until she gets the idea to combat small-town intolerance by co-founding a local chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance. Life in her new town isn't easy, so in order to fend off boredom, Tru frequently escapes into fantasy. But whether she's retreating into a picture-perfect, Leave It to Beaver-style household with two mothers and two fathers or dancing in the streets West Side Story-style, Tru's depressive new surroundings always remain the same once she's snapped back to reality. When the star quarterback at her new high school begins paying special attention to Tru, her initial elation is soon tempered by the revelation that he's actually just another closet case in search of a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Though Tru is at first frustrated by the prospect of putting on a false front in order to protect the athlete's true sexuality, she decides to address the homophobic attitudes of her new classmates directly by opening a local chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance. As the movement begins to gain steam, however, Tru is forced to reconcile her unguarded position on sexual orientation with the private pledge she has made to her closeted classmate.

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Jake Abel
as Trevor
Tye Olson
as Walter
Jane Lynch
as Ms. Maple
Alec Mapa
as Mr. Bushnell
Jasmine Guy
as Cynthia
David Kopay
as Himself
Nichelle Nichols
as Lo's Grandmother
Marcia Wallace
as Mrs. Lewis
Elaine Hendrix
as Mrs. Muller
Vernon Wells
as Coach Wesley
Jenn Shagrin
as Adrienne
Shani Pride
as Tiffany
Jennifer Riker
as Nurse Bette
Tony Brown
as Principal Velasquez
Scott Presley
as Belle Aire
Morgan Early
as Punk Girl
Jay Costelo
as Pierced Guy
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Critic Reviews for Tru Loved

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (13)

The world is not quite as nicely rainbow-hued as the film wishes it were at the end, but, if nothing else, Tru Loved makes us hope all the more that it can be one day.

October 31, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This plodding plea for tolerance would barely pass muster as an after-school special.

October 24, 2008

Too bad it's not better, because in many ways it's a coming-out movie with a difference.

October 24, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

Content, bolstered by some solid performances, triumphs over form: The film is engaging, timely and courageous.

October 24, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Worthless drivel for the gay-lesbian market.

October 20, 2008 | Full Review…
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An entertaining tolerance lesson targeted at teens.

October 18, 2008

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