Trust

What took her family years to build, a stranger stole in an instant.

Crime Drama Thriller
104 min     6.6     2010     USA

Overview

A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.

Reviews

forsakeme4all wrote:
I don't know if this movie was trying convey an important message, but I believe it did just that. It was moving and it had a point. I also helped me see how clueless some young teenagers can be to some of the dangers in the world. The story was also well written. I gave this movie 4 stars, It is a must watch. The only reason I give 4 stars is because it's not like it's a blockbuster hit or anything of that nature if that is what you are looking for. But, it is a good movie just that same. Make's me think of that movie Doubt; but that movie was more of 5 star rating over this movie.
Oculus wrote:
It seems like almost everyone nowadays make online friendship with strangers in different apps. And could you imagine how many people from those are different kinds of criminals. Especially if they use apps like Utopia p2p, they couldn't even be found as they're total private. So how should we behave in such situations?
John Chard wrote:
People get hurt. There's only so much we can do to protect ourselves, our children. The only thing we can do is be there for each other when we do fall down to pick each other up. Trust is directed by David Schwimmer and written by Andy Bellin and Robert Festinger. It stars Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato, Jason Clarke, Viola Davis, Gail Friedman, Chris Henry Coffey and Tristan Peach. Music is by Nathan Larson and cinematography by Andrzej Sekula. A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator, causing the family untold trauma... For his second fully fledged studio feature film as a director, former "Friends" star Schwimmer showed courage in bringing a very real and touchy subject onto the big screen. He has crafted a sensitive piece about a hot topic, there's no titillation or firm answers to the problem to hand, and in young Liberato (Annie) and trusty pro Owen (Will), he has actors turning superbly heart aching performances. Pic follows the trajectory of girl meeting what she thinks is a teenage boy on line, and as she falls for him, the predator slowly begins to unfurl his deception to the point where she's lost, confused and jelly in is hands. Once the "relationship" comes to light, the parents are shredded, the strain unbearable, with father Will reacting how any father would. The narrative deals with parental upheaval and that of young Annie, the latter of which is thrust into a world of confusion and hateful attention from her peers. Screenplay dangles other sexual predator strands, without force feeding us, while the denouement is refreshingly sour and not afraid to ask the pertinent question of who do you trust? More so given that these predators are in our midst and often living a false facade of a life. A family under duress mingles with the invasion of a monster into their lives, for what is not a comfortable watch, but certainly one well worth digesting. 7/10

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