April 17, 2011

Movie Review: Trust

Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago did Trust as a stage play. It was difficult to watch, wrenching, very well-done; a really tough subject that hits home for families: a child who finds "love" and acceptance online, thinking that person is someone their own age who turns out to be an Internet predator.
Now, David Schwimmer directs Trust, the movie. It's still tough to watch but somehow not as devastating as the play. Clive Owen and Katherine Keener are the parents, newcomer Liana Liberato is the 15 year-old daughter.
I can't put my finger on what's wrong with the film but it feels more like a made-for-TV movie than a feature film. What is it? I don't know but you know it when you see it, don't you?
A great film with a loosely similar subject is Blue Car with David Strathairn. Watch that one and you'll see what I mean.
2-1/2 stars out of 5 for Trust.

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