The Truth About Emanuel
emanuel blu
3.5 stars

Starring: Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Aneurin Barnard

Directed: Francesca Gregorini

Release Date: March 25, 2014

Run Time: 96 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray

Eng / Subtitles:

Distributor: Well Go USA

Film Synopsis

Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.

When an unexpected discovery results in a shared secret between the two, their relationship intensifies, and Emanuel’s already-fragile world begins to spin out of control. – Well Go USA



Audio Format(s): English

over all the film sounded great. Not to much to go on but Dialog and some score that sounded crisp and clean. The score is based on what was heard in the film so its easy to say a 4






Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality seems great as there are a bunch of close-ups so images a pretty sharp and clean. Colors are good as there are not many of. The over all tone of the film was dark like a greyish blue tint and the under water scene looked pretty good.




Theatrical release Date: January 10, 2014 (USA)

Blu-Ray Disc release Date: March 25, 2014 (USA)

  • Interview with the Director
  • Francesca Gregorini
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outakes
My Thoughts


Emanuel seems like it could be a horror film at the start but over all the film is just a dark psychological drama / mystery and a little bit of the Crazy.

It’s hard to say any thing about the film and not give any thing away, but when I watched, the film had me putting down ideas on what is happening but then I find myself crossing them out.

The good: The film is hart touching but also deals with people coping with loss of a life. The main lead Kaya Scodelario did a pretty good job mixing it up with a tad of comedy but overly dark. Jessica Biel was hotter than ever to look and she also played her role pretty good. The ending was pretty nice as well with the two trying to put the past away.

The bad: Not much to say about the bad but maybe add more dialog, I don’t know. Perhaps I would say its more of a female film as it would appeal more toward that gender as the leads are female and they deal with psychological issues. But for me I was fine and as a Man felt the story and understood how it went down. Yes this is no shoot em up or hand to hand action but its story driven with dark tones. The female leads name is Emanuel which is pretty weird but you get some theory’s within the film. I will say the Name of the film doesn’t really seem to fit though as what truth do I find out about Emanuel. Maybe I Missed something.

Over all I enjoyed the film, The actors made me keep my eyes on the screen and did a pretty good job playing the roles. I would say check it out and perhaps watch it with a female companion if you’re not a female reader reading this than I would say Hey Female reader You might like this.

I give the film a 3.5 out 5

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