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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

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 »

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

Spoofs Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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Written by Stuart Matthewman
Performed by Cottonbelly
Wrong Records
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Poor plot
2 October 2006 | by Gordon-11See 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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