The Truth About Emanuel


Action / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 36%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 34%
IMDb Rating 6 10 7513


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Kaya Scodelario as Emanuel
Jessica Biel as Linda
Jimmi Simpson as Arthur
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751.90 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
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1hr 35 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by evemee787 6 / 10

feel like I have seen this movie before

i guess this movie is about loss and deficiency that could never be filled with anything. This is typical subject so it is really important how to make a story without leaving a familiar impression. Like I said, it is familiar to me. Because I have read some short s stories reminiscent of this movie. The images of fishes and ocean reminds me of " legend of suicide" written by David Vann and the story of babysitting the baby who does not exist, A short story of William Trevor which I can't remember the name of. So this movie has beautiful scenes and I like watching it but there is no impression on it. And I cannot actually feel sadness for Emmanuel or Linda

Reviewed by Darkdemonqueen 8 / 10

Beautiful film about death and loss

I loved this movie! It's beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and has a complex and existential meaning throughout.

This movie is about death, loss, letting go and the uniqueness of a mothers love.

Its about an odd teenage girl. You immediately get the sense that something is off, as she's narrating to you that she feels as though she's killed her mother during birth. It immediately strikes a deep level of sadness within you to imagine growing up without a mother....without her touch, without her holding you as a baby and singing to you, holding to her to her breast and making you feel safe and secure. And you see that level of sadness that she carries around like a burden. She narrates that she feels she's being punished for "killing her mother".

The girl is incredibly smart and imaginative. Which I enjoyed. She may be a bit of a snarky teenager but who could blame her in her circumstances.

Jessica B. aka Linda does a really good job being the symbol for that eternally warm motherly feel. The way she dotes on her baby and projects a level of love that is only kind of love a mother could give.... you understand the longing Emanuel has for being the object of that love.

Water continually shows up in this film and it does for a reason. After reading some comments and reviews on IMDb I find that a lot of people didn't understand that the water in the movie symbolized to be the medium that is between birth (life beginning) and death (life ending). There is a deeply moving scene where Emanuel cradles the "baby" in her arms and lays in the fetal position until water completely consumes her. She is not panicked and can breathe just as her mother described to her father about a dream she had right before she gave birth to Emanuel.

I also noticed that there is kind of a mirrored scenario between Emanuel and Linda. Emanuel lost her mother when she was a baby and Linda lost her baby. There is a part in the movie when she asks her father a profound question echoed throughout the movie of "did you ever wonder what it would've been like if I died and mom lived?" And you see exactly what would've happened through Linda.

I loved the resolution in the film. And I am not ashamed to admit I was crying like a baby at the end. They both have a cathartic moment of acceptance of their circumstances. And I for one thought it was a brilliant ending to bury the baby at the site of her mothers grave giving her mother the gift of taking care of that baby eternally. And in doing this Emanuel finds her meaning and the reason she lived.... to help this loving mother to deal with the grief of losing her only baby and in doing so she accepted that her mother is in a place of love and peace ( i.e. the water/death).

I have never seen a movie deal with death a resolution quite like this one has and affect me so deeply.

I recommend to anyone who struggles to understand the existential meaning of life and death. And the profound feeling of sadness one feels with the loss of a loved one.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!!!!!

Reviewed by jlbrown100 6 / 10

Great acting and character development but misses the mark

The lead actresses deserve 9/10. The story concept 8/10. The whole package 6/10. The symbiotic relationship between the lead characters is realistic and develops quickly. The story line is a bit contrived but does express the characters' deep sense of loss and interdependency. It is very unfortunate that some of that energy is lost during the final symbolic scenes. Instead of leaving a lasting impression, they fall a bit flat. Nevertheless, this film is worth watching for the acting alone. It was impressive that Kaya Scodelario developed such a realistic American accent for the role. It adds another dimension to her excellent acting ability and (like Jessica Biel) she has the natural and very good looks to go with it.

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