The Sinner, Limetown, and Jessica Biel’s top 10 performances of all time

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jessica Biel attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jessica Biel attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards ) /
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8. The Truth About Emanuel

Original Release Date: January 10, 2014

Box Office: As an independent film that initially premiered at Sundance, The Truth About Emanuel did not have a conventional theatrical release, it’s not clear how much it made at the box office during its limited run.

Critical Acclaim: The Truth About Emanuel received primarily negative reviews. Many critics felt the movie was contrived and relied heavily on stereotypes regarding its female characters. Some thought that it never managed to find its footing.

About the Role: Jessica Biel plays the role of Linda, a woman who has a startling likeness to Emanuel’s late mother. She moves in as a new next-door neighbor to Emanuel and asks her to babysit her child, Emanuel accepts so she can get closer to the woman who looks so much like her mother.

Simply the Best: If you like thrillers, then you should check out The Truth About Emanuel. While it certainly has its faults, the leading ladies make it worthwhile.

Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario are great together, and the film does have some surprising twists and turns to keep you captivated. It is a compelling story about obsession, grief, and the lengths people will go to hold on to things they’ve lost in their life.