Trust the Man (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 September 2006 (USA)
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After much drama, cheating, and trial separations, two men fight to save their respective relationships.



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New York. Rebecca (Moore), an actress, is crushed to discover that her marriage may be falling apart. Her husband Tom (Duchovny) leaving long-suffering Rebecca to pick up the pieces of their relationship. Rebecca's brother Tobey (Crudup), meanwhile, is in a long-term relationship with Elaine (Gyllenhaal) that has begun to turn sour. Both couples are spoiled and bratty. Written by Matteo (from Italy for Julianne)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Parejas  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$180,271 (USA) (18 August 2006)


$1,530,535 (USA) (6 October 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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The children of star Julianne Moore and writer/director Bart Freundlich make their movie debuts in "Trust the Man". Caleb Freundlich plays Cosmos, Pamela's son who punches David Duchovny and Liv Freundlich plays Moore's daughter Maggie in the final scenes. See more »


In the scene transitioning to the Christmas holidays, a shot of Central Park is shown with Christo and Jeanne-Claude's The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005 in the park. However, this display was unfurled on February 12, 2005 - after the holidays were over. See more »


[first lines]
David: I need help!
Tom: I'll go.
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References Funny Ha Ha (2002) See more »


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Poor plot
2 October 2006 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about the relationship turmoil about two couples, with them all trying their best to save their relationships.

I saw this film mainly because of the stellar cast that the film has assembled. The initial scene of couple therapy reminds me of a similar scene in "Mr And Mrs Smith", and is certainly funny. However, there is not much humour in the film after that. The plot then spirals to become outrageous and unbelievable. This film is marketed as a comedy, and yet I do not think it is funny. It is more drama than comedy.

The film is often slow and fails to grasp the attention of the viewers. I get the impression that events in the film happen just for the sake of happening. I can see no reason why the events happen that way. Maybe it really was because my attention deficit, that I do not even recall seeing David Duchovny's character having any evidence of having an affair at all apart from his self confession.

I think this film could have been good with a better plot, but the plot is quite a mess and does not make viewers interested in what happens next. The ending is artificial and seem forcefully put together. I would not recommend this movie!

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