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Trust Me (2013)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him.

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A struggling agent for child actors and former child star himself, Howard Holloway spends years losing his most talented clients to his slick, arch-nemesis Aldo Shocklee. Until the day that Howard encounters the brilliant and unsigned 13 year-old Lydia who is on the brink of securing the lead in a new Twilight-style franchise. Howard tries desperately to close the deal of a lifetime and make his precocious young client a star while managing her drunk, volatile father, Aldo's relentless poaching attempts, and the hostile machinations of the project's casting director and mega producer, who both despise him. But the closer he gets to achieving the Hollywood score he has chased all his life, the more complications appear. Written by Production

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He'll Make You A Star If It Kills Him.

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Rated R for language. | See all certifications »
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Ang Lee is set to direct the fictional film Lydia auditions for. The score for this film is very similar to that in Ang Lee's real life film 'The Ice Storm'. See more »

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[first lines]
Howard: Did you ever think some deep down place that you were really something else? And if you could just strip away that filthy ditch shell you've been walking around, you'd be reborn. In something new. Something more beautiful that anything ever imagined.
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References The Boatniks (1970) See more »

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Corps of the Night
Written by Bryan Geddie
Performed by Marquis of Vaudeville
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Trust Me You'll Like It
20 April 2013 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

A black comedy about a Hollywood Agent, superbly portrayed and directed by Clark Gregg.

He was definitely "swimming with sharks" here.

The film not only portrays the industry in a not always flattering light, but shows the obstacles that can be thrown in the way of doing the "right" thing.

Some great character development, but here, as in Hollywood, who would you/should you trust?

A standout performance by Saxon Sharbino, as part of a very talented cast.

Definitely a film to see.


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