Independent filmmaker Nancy Savoca’s True Love stars Annabella Sciorra as a none-too-bright young lady who evinces untapped brilliance in getting her boyfriend Ron Eldard to the altar. Sciorra’s work is certainly cut out for her: Eldard, who prefers chumming around with his old high school chums, is a virtual stranger to the word “commitment.”
Even so, a wedding date is set, and the guests begin gathering. Will the bells peal for Sciorra, or is she in for another let-down? Hardly original material, True Love scores in its “little truths” about the characters: these are people that you and I know all too well, no matter what our social standing in life. Co-written by Nancy Savoca and her husband Richard Guay, the film won first prize at the Utah-based US Film Festival.
A Moonstruck by, for and about real people, [this] raucously funny film (The New York Times) stars Annabella Sciorra (‘the Sopranos ) and Ron Eldard (Black Hawk Down) as a young, hot-tempered couple whose disagreements over their upcoming wedding could very well land them in divorce court! A delightful spoof (The Hollywood Reporter) on the don’ts of saying I do, True Love is both funny and fascinating (Los Angeles Times)!
Donna (Annabella Sciorra) and Michael (Ron Eldard) are newlyweds-to-beor not to bewhen their big decision to marry is undermined by all the small decisions about the wedding! From the color of his tuxedo to the color of her mashedpotatoes, this once-romantic twosome has lost the love that brought them to the brink of matrimony and found that their differences could take them to the brink of insanity!
True Love (1989)
Directed by: Nancy Savoca
Starring: Annabella Sciorra, Ron Eldard, Aida Turturro, Roger Rignack, Star Jasper, Michael Selkirk, Kelly Cinnante, Suzanne Costollos, Marianne Leone
Screenplay by: Nancy Savoca, Richard Guay
Production Design by: Lester Cohen
Cinematography by: Lisa Rinzler
Film Editing by: John Tintori
Costume Design by: Deborah Anderko
Set Decoration by: Jessica Lanier
Art Direction by: Pamela Woodbridge
Distributed by: United Artists
Release Date: September 15, 1989