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Trust the Man (2005)

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After much drama, cheating, and trial separations, two men fight to save their respective relationships.

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Bart Freundlich

Writer:

Bart Freundlich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Tom Pollack
Julianne Moore ... Rebecca Pollack
Sascha Gillen Sascha Gillen ... Baby Maggie
Brianna Gillen Brianna Gillen ... Baby Maggie
Liam Broggy ... David
Scott Sowers Scott Sowers ... TerminEx Guy
Billy Crudup ... Tobey
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Elaine
Garry Shandling ... Dr. Beekman
Sarah Knowlton ... Elaine's Boss
Brian Tarantina ... Crazy Hair Driver
Justin Bartha ... Jasper Bernard
David Greenspan David Greenspan ... Francis, the Director
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Pamela
Caroline Schlobohm Caroline Schlobohm ... Shannon
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parejas See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,271, 20 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,530,535, 8 October 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Duchovny and Moore worked in Evolution together. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
David: I need help!
Tom: I'll go.
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Connections

References Zorro (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

The SportsCenter Theme
Written by John Colby
Middle Street Music (BMI)
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An amusing look at all too familiar spousal situations
1 August 2006 | by cansceneSee all my reviews

I missed this one at last year's Toronto International Film Fesival, but have just seen a preview prior, presumably to its Toronto release.

For me live-in lovers Billy Crudup and Maggie Gyllenhall delivered sparkling performances far more sympatici than the other couple -- the married pair of Julianne Moore and David Duchovny who also did their job well, but it's the antics of the former two that keep this film alive and moving.

Without wising a spoiler on you, I was in a genuine state of suspense over whether or not this movie would have a feel good ending.

The behaviour of these four characters is not really rooted in reality -- who expects this of a comedy? -- but their quirks and good qualities are sufficiently close to it speak for the times.

There were several good laughs and a couple of good running jokes which didn't pall on me.

I found Trust the Man a likable effort which should prove popular in spite of what I know will be some critics' objections for occasional in-your-face crudities


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