Truman (2015) Film Review

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Julian (Ricardo Darin) is dying, and his oldest friend Tomas (Javier Camara) travels across the world back to Spain to visit. They spend a few days together trying to find a home for Julian’s dog, Truman, and wrapping up his affairs.

Not surprisingly, this is quite a tear-jerker of a film. How do two men relate to each other when they haven’t seen each other for years and they know this is the last time they will spend with each other? It’s a beautiful film – very well created, with a perfect mix of humour and melancholy. There are a few things that I had issues with, most notably the inclusion of the relationships with Julian’s sister, Paula (Dolores Fonzi) that felt quite out of place. But put that aside- it’s a decent take on male friendship – with all the ups and downs.

 

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2 responses to “Truman (2015) Film Review

  1. This one caught me by surprise. It is an an unusually intense multi-layered story told with great warmth and honesty. I gave it four out of five stars.

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