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Trust Me (2013)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him.


Clark Gregg


Clark Gregg





Cast overview, first billed only:
Clark Gregg ... Howard
Felicity Huffman ... Agnes
Allison Janney ... Meg
William H. Macy ... Gary
Niecy Nash ... Angie
Amanda Peet ... Marcy
Sam Rockwell ... Aldo
Molly Shannon ... Janice
Saxon Sharbino ... Lydia
Paul Sparks ... Ray
Keith Ewell ... Alley Cop
Maxwell Smith Maxwell Smith ... Ben
Stella Gregg Stella Gregg ... Charlotte
Gareth Williams ... Chet
Phoebe Neidhardt ... Counter Girl


A struggling agent for child actors and former child star himself, Howard Holloway spends years losing his most talented clients to his slick, arch-nemesis Aldo Shocklee. Until the day that Howard encounters the brilliant and unsigned 13 year-old Lydia who is on the brink of securing the lead in a new Twilight-style franchise. Howard tries desperately to close the deal of a lifetime and make his precocious young client a star while managing her drunk, volatile father, Aldo's relentless poaching attempts, and the hostile machinations of the project's casting director and mega producer, who both despise him. But the closer he gets to achieving the Hollywood score he has chased all his life, the more complications appear. Written by Production

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Howard's career is going nowhere, and his love life is at a dead end. But a chance meeting could lead somewhere big. See more »


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language. | See all certifications »

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Clark Gregg and Allison Janney second movie together in 2013. They previously did Brightest Star (2013) together. See more »


[first lines]
Howard: Did you ever think some deep down place that you were really something else? And if you could just strip away that filthy ditch shell you've been walking around, you'd be reborn. In something new. Something more beautiful that anything ever imagined.
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References Gandhi (1982) See more »


El Diablo
Written by Brian Small
Performed by The Hangmen
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
By arrangemtn with Acetate Records
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Trust Me, it's a whole different animal.
5 December 2017 | by punisherversion1See all my reviews

Trust Me: When I came into this movie, I really thought it might be a more comedic effort along the lines of ' Life with Mikey' with Michael J Fox. I should have known better from the guy who directed Choke. This is a timely movie in a lot of regards with the recent sex scandals coming out of Hollywood and I also watched the documentary An Open Secret which will really make you question humanity. This is about a talent agent for children who is really struggling, down on his luck and finds a new talent who is truly mind blowing. But this is only the tip of the iceberg though. It digs into this world and what it means to live in it. It feels like a drug and you continue chasing that high no matter what the cost. Clark Gregg plays a former child actor turned talent agent representing children. He understands what that life was like and knows what they need. He seems to genuinely care about their well being while everyone else is looking for their piece of the pie. The thing is the way it ends though is a tiny bit uncomfortable. I won't give it away here but this changes the movie entirely. It becomes a strong drama and the title is essential to the theme of trust. Trust in your parents to help you. Trust in your friends to know when you're in a bad situation to help you. Trust that someone else has your best interests at heart. Trust that you're not a pawn in their game. Trusting in nothing becomes a very tiring and lonely life. Never to have your trust rewarded and to always have people fail you. It's a really solid movie and I look forward to what Clark Gregg does next. I give this movie a B.

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