Movie Review - Truth (2014)
|Sean Paul Lockhart stars in "Truth"|
The framing device is quickly forgotten as Sean Paul Lockhart who plays the young man in question named Caleb Jacobs, a barista in a New Jersey coffee shop, meets Jeremy Dorian, played by Moretti himself, an emergency room doctor. After an online chat, the two almost immediately jump into bed together for some very intense sex. From that point forward, the movie is weighted toward peeling the layers back on Caleb.
We do learn one thing about Jeremy. He's a recovering alcoholic who's been sober for 15 years, but that's it. Caleb rapidly welcomes Jeremy into his life, which mostly exposes Caleb's past, particularly the lies he tells about his mother, played by Suzanne Didonna.
Didonna gives a great performance here. In an amazing monologue in which her character unleashes a slew of hatred, bigotry and the most vile things imaginable at Caleb, you become thoroughly convinced that she is a woman who would violently punch her own pregnant belly. It is a haunting scene and a scary performance. It's a manic and bipolar, emotional swing that was parallel to Kathy Bates in Misery (1990) and was a performance that further reminded me of that Stephen King adaptation.
|Lockhart and Rob Moretti (right)|
having a portentous moment in "Truth"
Four Stars out of Five.
Not Rated but recommended for mature audiences.
Running Time: 1 hr. and 34 mins.
Opens January 10 at the Quad Cinema in New York.
Opens January 10 everywhere on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/ondemand/7965
Opens February 11 on the Dish Network.
For more information, go to: http://truth-the-movie.com/