A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie (Liana Liberato) meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend (Chris Henry Coffey) is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.Written by
The text exchange Will is having online is a transcript from a real conversation between "fleet_captain_jaime_wolfe" and "sadlilgrrl" and is fully available on the web page Perverted Justice. See more »
Will states that Annie's new Macbook Pro has a hard drive with a 4 GB capacity. Drive capacities vary from model to model, but at minimum it would be over 100 GB. 4 GB is a typical amount of RAM for a Macbook Pro. See more »
Chris Henry Coffey, who plays "Charlie," is billed as Graham Weston, the character's real name. The pictures he posts in the chat room to make Annie think he's 16 years old are of actor Tristan Peach, who is billed as Charlie in the credits.. See more »
Coming of Age in Times of Lack of Privacy in Internet
In Chicago, the fourteen-year-old Annie (Liana Liberato) lives with her family in the suburb and she has been chatting in a teen chat room in Internet with the sixteen year-old Charlie. When they get close to each other, Charlie tells that he is actually twenty years old. They schedule to meet each other but when Annie meets Charlie (Chris Henry Coffey), she realizes that he is about thirty-five years old and is disappointed. However, she is seduced by Charlie and loses her virginity to her "boyfriend" in a motel.
Her best friend Brittany (Zoe Levin) tells to the school counselor about the relationship of Annie with an older man and the teenager is sent to medical examination. Her parents Will (Clive Owen) and Lynn (Catherine Keener) are visited by the FBI Agent Doug Tate (Jason Clarke) that is in charge of the investigation. The family is torn apart and while Lynn supports her daughter, Will becomes obsessed to find the sexual predator.
"Trust" is a good film about coming of age in times of lack of privacy in Internet. The theme is very important in the present days when the youths disclose their lives in social networks and chat with strangers on line. The film is good, but could be better and better. Clive Owen is a great action actor, but as a family man he is miscast. Catherine Keener and Liana Liberato have great performances. There is a downfall in the screenplay in the end, turning the dramatic plot into a melodrama. The conclusion with the school teacher Weston and his family is excellent. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Confiar" ("Trust")
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