A dark drama about the damaging effects an online sexual predator has on a family. Clive Owen and Catherine Keener will play the parents of a 14-year-old girl who are stunned to discover she has been victimized by an adult who gained her trust posing as a teenager on a chat room.
Trust is a new film that’s directed by David Schwimmer. Yeah, that David Schwimmer from Friends. And it’s a terrific movie. It probably could’ve gone a little faster, but it’s still a terrific movie, very well handled, a great deal of confidence and authority. The story is that Clive Owen and Catherine Keener play the parents, the kind of hip, cool parents, of a 14 year old who finds somebody online. And I don’t want to tell you too much about it. But this is truly a shocking movie. But it’s very hip, it’s very up to date, it’s very well acted, it’s very well directed. Viola Davis plays a therapist, Noah Emmerich plays Clive Owen’s friend and boss. This is really a movie that probably every parent of a teenager should see, except I do think it’s a little apocryphal, but nonetheless it’ll scare the living daylights out of you, at least that you should have a conversation with your kids about the subject of the movie. It should be shown in every high school and junior high school in America, and maybe all over the world. Four and a half stars.