Tru Confessions

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Tru Confessions (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Tru Confessions” is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered in 2002. The film stars Shia LaBeouf as Tru Walker, a 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome, and Clara Bryant as his sister, Eddie, who is an aspiring filmmaker.

The story revolves around Tru, who is determined to live a normal life despite his disability. He has a passion for making videos and dreams of becoming a filmmaker. Tru’s sister, Eddie, supports him and helps him pursue his dream by documenting his life and experiences on camera.

As Tru navigates the challenges of adolescence and high school, he faces social and emotional struggles typical of teenagers. However, he also deals with the added difficulties of living with Down syndrome. Throughout the movie, Tru’s perspective and humor shine through as he shares his thoughts and feelings through his videos.

Tru’s video diary captures not only his personal journey but also the unconditional love and support from his family. Despite the challenges, he remains determined to achieve his dream and be treated like everyone else. The film portrays the importance of understanding and accepting people with disabilities and highlights the power of communication and creativity to connect with others.

“Tru Confessions” is a heartwarming and insightful film that sheds light on the experiences of individuals with disabilities and the impact they can have on the lives of those around them. It is a touching story of self-discovery, family bonds, and the strength to pursue one’s dreams, making it a memorable and inspiring movie for audiences of all ages.

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  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney Channel Original Movie
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  • Clara Bryant: Trudy Elizabeth “Tru” Walker
  • Shia LaBeouf: Eddie Walker
  • Mare Winningham: Ginny Walker
  • William Francis McGuire: Dr. Bob Walker
  • Nicole Dicker: Denise Palumbo
  • Kevin Duhaney: Jake
  • Yani Gellman: Billy Meyer
  • Craig Eldridge: Mr. Taylor
  • Jennifer Foster: Judy “Deedee” Walker
  • Rahnuma Panthaky: Ms. Hinchey
  • Colm Magner: Coach Rice
  • Arnold Pinnock: Dr. Dean Cutler


  • Director: Paul Hoen
  • Producer: Kevin May

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