The Truth About Romance Saturday, 11 July 2020

The Truth About Romance

Additional Info

  • Rating:


  • The pitch:

    A promising start.

  • Starring:

    Jordan Greenhough, Danielle Jackson, Craig Asquith, Donna Parry, Leonora Moore, Margaret Cowen

  • Directed by:

    James G Wall

  • Running time:

    91 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    Stealing. Hand burned with boiling water. Objects smashed. Murderer, rapist mentioned. A man jokes about jumping off a roof, setting himself on fire.


    Kissing, flirting. Sexual-themed banter. Threesomes, orgy mentioned. Incest discussed hypothetically. Infidelity. Shirtless man, underwear.


    Alcohol (beer). Drinking beers, getting drunk mentioned.


    F-words, s-word, p*ss, slang words for genitals, derogatory terms for women. Name-calling. References to homosexuality, incest, suicide. Gender stereotyping.


    Romance, relationships, love, cheating, mates, adventure, insecurity, trust, small talk, weird questions, acceptance, rejection, missed opportunities.


    Estranged father/husband mentioned. Man cheats on his girlfriend, relationship break-up. Swans, ceramic pigs. Vomiting, toilet. Shot over fourteen days for GBP250.


    Truthful, unapologetic, hopeful. Good performances and casting choices. Beautiful soundtrack, natural-sounding dialogue, un-Hollywood ending. Excellent first feature for such a tiny budget. Good direction and production values overall. Available for free on YouTube.


    Lacks drama and tension (not enough at stake). Slow-paced. Little chemistry between leads. Some technical weakness.


***This impressive first feature can be watched in its entirety on YouTube. Cinemum is proud to support independent film-making. ***


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