|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Viola Davis, Brandon Molale, Noah Emmerich, Jason Clarke, Liana Liberato|
|Collections:||August - Action/Thriller|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Aug 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
David Schwimmer directs this cautionary and disturbing domestic drama, starring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener.
Most helpful review
All about CliveBy Daftorbital (65 reviews) from Weston Super Mare , 12 Jul 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]For alot of parents, i would summise, there is a generation gap. Tweets, texts, facebook, internet sites, new gadjets and gizmos aimed at kids. This is all too clear at the beginning of Trust as Clive Owen is baffled by his daughter's incessant use of text speech; but thats just the surface of his frustrations.
The film tells of his daughter, all of 14, a spritely but naive girl who involves herself online with a man posing to be a hell of a lot younger than he actually is. It is uncomfortable viewing at times, manipulation versus naivity not nice to watch.
This is Clive Owen's film, although the daughter is aslo first rate, Clive nails it as the embittered, anxious, and very angry dad and portrays a wide range of emotions. Which keeps us hooked right up to its bitter-sweet conclusion.
It is a more well rounded and realistic film than say something like Hard Candy, which went down the revenge thriller route but it often feels like a tv drama, due to Schwimmer's inexperience behind the camera, i am not sure.
What the film trys to eradicate sometimes rears it's ugly head and may start appealing to the wrong crowd but the disastrous effects of such an ordeal always ring true in the end.
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worth a watch just to watch clive owenBy bebs (5 reviews) , 19 Sep 2012good film but made me uncomfortable at times no ending as such. clive owen makes the film as hes such a good actor he carries the film. all in all worth a watch but dont expect to much.
Excellent Film! A+++++By psychictasha (42 reviews) from Bexhill-on-Sea , 12 Sep 2012Excellent Film! Brilliant story and really makes you think - especially if you are a parent. A must see film that will leave you on the edge of your seat!
Glad I don't have a teenage daughter!By Oxfordgirl (51 reviews) , 11 Sep 2012A modern, timely cautionary tale of internet grooming and teenage mispaced trust. Parents, be afraid - very afraid!! Glad I don't have a teenage daughter!
Don't trust thisBy orangeboy (63 reviews) from Cardiff , 10 Sep 2012This makes for uncomfortable viewing but doesn't really give us much, other than show the obvious dangers of the internet when left in the hands of the innocent.
Its all rather predictable and the constant on screen texts and messages become irritating before long. A subject such as this could have been handled much better but perhaps the point of making it appear so ordinary is to highlight that this can happen to even the average family.
Either way, it fails to deliver the conclusion any viewer would clamour for and ultimately you feel slightly cheated when the credits roll.
Wow x2By teatime (9 reviews) from Bristol , 01 Sep 2012One of the best films Ive seen this year. Honest, brutal and realistic dealing with a difficult subject. Wicked script, well shot and superb emotionally charged acting, especially from the young girl. Glad I was on my own watching this as I was in tears at one point. It wont make you feel good but it will make you feel.