The Unbelievable Truth Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert John Burke, Adrienne Shelly, Chris Cooke, Julia McNeal

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THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH is the first movie of Hal Hartley theatrically released in 1989.
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Robert John Burke has just come back home in Rhode Island after having been released from prison. Several years ago, he killed the father of his girl-friend who had also been killed in a car accident. In fact, no one knows exactly anymore what Burke did and why he was sent to jail. He's hired by Adrienne Shelly's father as a mechanic. Shelly, a young student, is very unstable and hesitates between Harvard and modelling. She falls in love with Burke in spite of his father's precautions.

Light comedy with agreeable arty tricks. To be dicovered.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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