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Trust Me

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Interesting characters almost keep not-great movie afloat.

Movie R 2014 90 minutes
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Not all of the movie works, but the middle section (the majority of the movie) is an affecting character study. It explores the down-but-not-quite-out Howard, touching upon the small moments of victory that he's spent his life trying to recapture. Lydia is also an interesting character, clearly trying to make up for loss and pain in her young life, and the two make an interesting pair. Co-stars like Rockwell and Allison Janney, despite their great talent, can only play backstabbing Hollywood villains, but Peet is adorable as the spunky girl next door.

Gregg, who's best known for his recurring role as Agent Coulson in the Avengers series, made his directorial debut with 2008's twisted Choke. TRUST ME is his follow-up, and it's inherently sweeter and more wounded -- but, as if in an effort to join the two films, it seems forced into much darker territory in its final act. Gregg provides a prologue to foreshadow it, but it still doesn't quite fit.

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