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Trust Me (2013)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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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.

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Clark Gregg

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Cast

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 ... Charlotte
Gareth Williams ... Chet
Phoebe Neidhardt ... Counter Girl
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Storyline

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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We all need someone who believes in us. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bízz bennem! See more »

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Clark Gregg: [hugging] main characters achieve emotional state while hugging. See more »

Quotes

[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 Gandhi (1982) See more »

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El Diablo
Written by Brian Small
Performed by The Hangmen
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
By arrangemtn with Acetate Records
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No comedy at all

A difficult but unusual movie about the movie industry itself. You don't see many of those around, especially if they show all the cynicism and pull-the-rug-from-under-your-feet that goes on.

A comedy? Who had the bright idea to call this a comedy just because of some smart punch lines here and there. The script is good, maybe the best part of "Trust Me", together with the acting and directing. It's not an entertaining movie, considering the naive main character, played superbly by Clark Gregg, who really had guts to take the part of a loser, yet... well I don't want to spoil the rest. Nevertheless, he is the writer and director of the movie, so I guess he knew what he was doing and he did a good job.

There should be more movies like this,clean, hitting a hard theme, yet not leaving you wondering. Watch out for Saxon Sharbino, she may be the next star.


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