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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.

Director:

Bart Freundlich

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Bart Freundlich
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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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Love is a four-letter word. [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Symphony No.9 - Ode to Joy
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Pity it wasn't a French movie
31 December 2007 | by ExonianSee all my reviews

I watched this movie hoping for a French-style witty and reflective comedy examining complex relationships. What a pity this wasn't a European movie set in the cafés and homes of Paris rather than New York!

After a promising 15 minutes when initial relationships are established, the whole thing rapidly descends into a series of cheap and corny attempts at humour all rounded off with the worst of Hollywood RomCom endings. Secondary characters such as the guy with the foreign accent are one dimensional and clichéd, so that an interesting comedy descends into not-very-funny farce, and the potential for comic examination of believable roles and relationships is lost.

The leads - especially Maggie Gyllenhall, Julianne Moore and David Duchovney - are (as always) excellent. But their contribution is in spite of, not because of, the script.

6/10 - but only to reflect the lead actors' efforts to rescue a really disappointing script.


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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$1,530,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,353,118
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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