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TIFF Review: Tom Burke Disturbs Ruth Wilson’s Monotonous Life in True Things

TIFF Review: Tom Burke Disturbs Ruth Wilson’s Monotonous Life in True Things

Kate (Ruth Wilson) is listless. She works a dead-end workers’ claim desk wherein her bosses are so redundant that they don’t think they’re doing their job unless chastising their employees for not bringing in doctor notes. Her best friend Alison (Hayley Squires) is too busy with her kids to provide stimulating entertainment beyond a couple of drinks at their local. And the only place she really has at her disposal to escape these doldrums is her parents’ home so Mum (Elizabeth Rider) can remind her about all the women her age having babies and Dad (Frank McCusker) can pawn off the vegetables he grows. It therefore means something when a client applying for assistance flirts with her instead of spitting the usual personal insults. It truly means a lot.

What Kate doesn’t yet realize, however, is that the excitement Blond (Tom Burke) brings her life is less

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