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Trust Me

Studio: Starz
Directed by Clark Gregg

Jun 05, 2014 Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands
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Howard Holloway (Clark Gregg) is a struggling, low-level Hollywood agent representing child actors. A former youth actor himself who never made it, his big break finally comes in the form of new client Lydia (Saxon Sharbino), a fourteen year-old prodigy who lands the coveted lead role in a major franchise. As production rapidly nears, Howard must contend with the studio, rival agents trying to poach Lydia, and the discovery that Lydia’s father/manager is potentially abusing her.

For forty-five minutes, Trust Me is a riot. It is smart, funny, endearing, and entertaining glimpse into a part of Hollywood rarely depicted in film. Cameos by Molly Shannon, William H. Macy, and Allison Janey add to the fun. Then, the film takes a dark and implausible turn. Clark Gregg, who also wrote and directed, manages to keep the story together, but only barely. The dramatic tonal shift completely casts aside the levity of the film’s first half, and by the time the end credits roll, it seems that earlier trust in Gregg had been misplaced. 

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Author rating: 6.5/10

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