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Trust (2010)

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A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator.

Director:

David Schwimmer
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Will
Catherine Keener ... Lynn
Liana Liberato ... Annie
Jason Clarke ... Doug Tate
Viola Davis ... Gail Friedman
Chris Henry Coffey ... Graham Weston
Spencer Curnutt ... Peter
Aislinn DeButch ... Katie
Noah Emmerich ... Al Hart
Olivia Wickline Olivia Wickline ... Louise
Zoe Levin ... Brittany
Zanny Laird Zanny Laird ... Serena Edmonds
Yolanda Mendoza Yolanda Mendoza ... Tanya
Shenell Randall Shenell Randall ... Alexa
Jordan Trovillion ... Waitress
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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What took her family years to build, a stranger stole in an instant.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing material involving the rape of a teen, language, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2011 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Blindes Vertrauen See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,214, 3 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$120,016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gail Friedman: We can't control what happens to us or our loved ones. What happens when Annie goes to college?
Will: What are you saying?
Gail Friedman: People get hurt. There's only so much we can do to protect ourselves, our children. The only thing we can do is be there for each other when we do fall down to pick each other up.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 27 June 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

My Declaration
Written by Tom Baxter
Performed by Tom Baxter
Published by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ. Inc. on behalf of Universal Music Publ. Ltd.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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An Emotionally Disturbing Reality of Internet Obsession
24 June 2011 | by MarjeezSee all my reviews

Trust is an important film. This isn't fantasy, this is reality. For whatever message Trust has, it's also about the emotion, pain, and internet obsession.

If Trust was to be used towards educating, it isn't geared towards the victims, but rather the people around the victim. The victims won't be watching this film (for the subject matter), and it was a smart move to portray the daily lives of teenagers realistically while still showing the pain that occurs when situations like this happen. It's something special when you can believe and feel what is happening on screen and the creators of Trust did a terrific job keeping it true. There are other subjects involved, such as how internet communication is "breaking" the formalities of communication, how easily predators can manipulate people by knowing their strengths and weaknesses, and how you may not actually know your loved ones as much as you think you do. There are many subject matters thrown into Trust, and they all play out realistically to the point where the viewer will most likely relate to them.

The performances were outstanding and, even if this is a 2010 film, should be nominated at the next Academy Awards. Newcomer Liana Liberato steals the show with one of the greatest performances I have seen portraying a broken teenager. In a year where there were a few outstanding performances by young actors (Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit), I think Liana Liberato's underrated performance was the best of last year. Clive Owen gives his most dramatic performance to date and Catherine Keener has a few brilliant moments. Chris Coffey, who plays Charlie the predator, gives a creepy (if brief) performance in the vain of Stanley Tucci in "The Lovely Bones".

David Schwimmer (Ross from the show "Friends") did a surprisingly good job directing Trust. He got the most out of the actors and, considering the serious subject matter, had a bleak, disturbing tone to the film. The combination of a happy neighborhood/school/family worked well with the one black spot which is the daughter, the victim. After the assault happens, you see the world change and everyone's life becomes a little darker.

Should you watch Trust? Yes. The performances and the story alone make it one not to miss. There are a couple of moments where you may shed a tear. It's haunting for any age or gender. These crimes DO occur, and they happen often. While it's not a film you watch with friends; it's not an enjoyable film in the least, Trust is just one effective tale that may stay in with you for a long time.


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