Trust The Man

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20th Century Fox Released 2006

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Director:
Bart Freundlich
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
Trust The Man follows the rise and fall of romantic relationships in New York City. Tom Pollack (David Duchovny) and his wife Rebecca (Julianne Moore) are breaking up. Rebecca considers leaving her career as an actress to make peace at home. Meanwhile Rebecca's brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), is not faring much better in his own romantic relationship with Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Tom is not sure how best to hold his marriage together, and Tobey is not sure that marriage is even the way he should go. Their experiences in counseling border on comical. The two men must band together to face head-on the tumult of their lives, neither with clear direction or hope. The film captures the milieu of the modern romance, which is no longer bound by the traditional structures or expectations of marriage. Instead, couples have only their wits and their hearts to guide them to authentic intimacy and healthy lives.

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  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    The actors gamely keep up their spirits, but the male characters are too one-dimensional and the female characters too bizarrely divorced from reality to be at all engaging.

  • 50

    Variety

    For those who appreciate the Woody Allen view of New York but would prefer fewer neurotics, Trust the Man provides a loving take on bourgeois Manhattan contentment that's usually o...

  • 40

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Ms. Moore is nicely lighted, but she too is poorly served by Mr. Freundlich's unfunny, unfocused screenplay, which basically stitches together a series of short scenes of four peop...

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Comedy, Drama

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Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance