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Mistrust (2018)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | 1 June 2018 (USA)
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Having no commitments and never being vulnerable, Veronica enjoys being a mistress. She comes to realize her best friend holds the key to her heart and is the only one capable of extracting her emotions.

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Shane Stanley
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Credited cast:
Jane Seymour ... Veronica Malloy
Nia Peeples ... Kristen Rhodes
Katherine Flynn ... Young Veronica
Parker Stevenson ... Brandon McKellan
William Shockley ... Adam Ross
Ian Ogilvy ... Customer
Ellen Travolta ... Margie
Patrick Bristow ... Trent Masterson
Jack Bannon ... Nathan Dobier
Joel Brooks ... Steve Masterson
Parker Croft ... Ian
Kiri S. Stevens ... Customer
Bryce Draper ... Young Brandon
Chuck Manus ... Bartender
Sienna Noelle Peeples ... Theater usher (as Sienna-Noelle)
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Happy, beautiful and independent, Veronica enjoys being a mistress. No commitment, no strings and she never has to be vulnerable. She has carefully laid every brick in the walls of the fortress surrounding her heart. She's safe and having a great time. However, there is one person who knew her heart before those walls were erected, her best friend Brandon, who has stood by her for too many years to count. And while Veronica has tried to keep her feelings at bay, he is the one who holds the key that opens her Pandora's box of emotions. Written by Showtime

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Mistress is not a four letter word, but love is.

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Drama | Romance

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Dan Haggerty who was in Visual Arts Entertainment's previous film The Untold Story (2019) passed away during the filming of Mistrust (2018). To honor the beloved actor, a scene with Jayne Seymour and Parker Stevenson was filmed at Ventura Harbor in the same location where Mr. Haggerty filmed the final scene of his career. See more »

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It didn't hang together for me. It might for you, but don't expect too much.
10 June 2018 | by iantraderSee all my reviews

Gosh! Who on earth scores this so highly??

It's an interesting concept - a serial mistress wanting no commitments - but it's cliched, a bit predictable and the plot develops through 'logical argument' rather than character drives.

Ok, one at a time...

Cliched - ok, we'll give it the Rom cliche - girl meets boy, girl loses boy - girl may or may not get boy back (so as to avoid any spoilers) - but she works in a bookshop - or ows it or part owns it, it's not clear - and one of her best friends also works there (or owns it) and is gay. Ring any bells? All the meetings she has are in swanky restaurants or hotels. That defines a type of Chic Lit fiction which perhaps this is.

A bit predictable. After the initial intro you know where it's heading. As is often the case with RomComs (altho this is a RomDrama) but there were plenty of opportunities to step off the path a bit.

Plot development. Ok, this is the worst thing and it appears in many, many American series. It's where the author wants a relationship to change and they do it by constructing a 'logical' (or sometimes not so logical) argument between the characters. Probably not the first example, but I became increasingly aware of the technique in The Arrow series and then it seemed to pop up everywhere. There's a lot of talking in the movie, and a lot of these arguments.

Other than that... :-)

Well, I love Jane Seymour but she's no spring chicken. In fact she's 66 and she's playing a 40-something. I hope to god she's not supposed to be a 30-something. Hey, maybe she's a 50-something. That would make more sense but I feel the character is def in her 40s. Having said that she looks terrific and very foxy!

Parker Stevenson is a year younger but he looks his age so we have a 40-something with a 60-something. Nothing wrong with that particularly but he's also dating a definitie 30-ish woman. Like it or not, such age differences do matter and do need to be discussed in a relationship but it's not mentioned here when so many other things are.

Anyway, the movie didn't quite hang together for me. Nor for most of the reviewers, so who's giving it these high score?

It might work for you, but don't expect too much.


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