- Running time:
- 106 minutes
- Clive Owen -
- Will Cameron
- Catherine Keener -
- Lynn Cameron
- Liana Liberato -
- Annie Cameron
- Jason Clarke -
- Agent Doug Tate
- Noah Emmerich -
["Trust" premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The following is an excerpt from Metromix's coverage of the festival.]
David Schwimmer's second film as a director (after the already forgotten "Run Fatboy Run") makes the unusual choice of pairing Clive Owen and Catherine Keener as suburban Chicago parents of three. But the movie is really focused on their daughter (strong newcomer Liana Liberato), who unwittingly falls into an online relationship with a much older man.
If you've seen "Hard Candy"…this is nothing like that. "Trust" attempts a serious and sensitive look at the young victims of online predators, but it's undone by uneven writing and worse direction. When Schwimmer leaves everything up to the actors—including Oscar nominee Viola Davis as a child psychologist—they usually deliver, but he proves less able to handle the film's modest action and suspense sequences.
I'm not sure what the film is really trying to accomplish—other than giving parents nightmares about what their kids might be doing online. It's ultimately little more than a racy "Afterschool Special" or an episode of "To Catch a Predator" that confuses itself for "In the Bedroom."
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