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Trust Me (2013)

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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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He'll Make You A Star If It Kills Him. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language. | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bízz bennem! See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ang Lee is set to direct the fictional film Lydia auditions for. The score for this film is very similar to that in Ang Lee's real life film The Ice Storm . 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 Family Affair (1966) See more »


Make Up your Mind
Written by Jeff Thomas
Performed by Jeff Thomas
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Production Music
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Don't expect a comedy, but expect to like it. Trust Me.
6 May 2014 | by SeltheusSee all my reviews

I can't tell if the trailer is false advertisement to reach a bigger audience, or if it was done on purpose to surprise the viewer, but either way, this movie is far from a comedy and is hands down a drama with even a few metaphorical tid-bits and some film noir influences.

Plot: Howard Holloway(Clark Gregg, mostly known for his role as Agent Phil Coulson in S.H.I.E.L.D., Avenger etc.) is a former child star who, after his career went down, started his own agency to represent child stars of his own. Business is running slow and to make things worse, his most promising clients are getting poached by his "arch enemy" Aldo (Sam Rockwell). His love life is not doing well either, as his approaches on his crush and neighbour Marcy(Amanda Peet) are not leading anywhere either. This all seems to change abruptly when he manages to land a promising new actress, named Lydia(Saxon Sharbino), without his doing to be honest.

What does start off and sound like a "stereotypical" underdog hits big comedy plot couldn't be farther away from that.

Clark Gregg (who also wrote and directed Trust Me) is taking you on a ride that starts as a mild comedy with some shades of drama and step by step turns it into a fully fledged drama that will leave you surprised.

The acting throughout the whole movie is solid and really lives off the great chemistry between the actors. Especially Saxon Sharbino is standing out with her great performance that will go from childly innocent to devastated to treacherous in a heartbeat.

I can't stretch this enough, but don't expect to end the movie with a smile or laughter. It really is not a comedy. The movie even has a few metaphorical tid-bits that don't really stand out at first, but at the end you get what they were supposed to mean. And on top of that the movie even has a few film noir moments that don't seem to fit at all if you got the trailer in mind, but they are scarcely spread in the movie and really fit the mood.

Overall I can definitely recommend this movie.

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