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Movie Review: Trust

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2011 at 1:41 am

If you follow this blog, or even follow me on Facebook, you know I watch a lot of movies. From old classics to the cheesiest modern day teen stuff, there is pretty much nothing I will not at least attempt to watch. I bring this up because of the following statement I am about to make: I can not remember seeing a more riveting, emotional, intense, daring, and socially relevant movie ever than this film.

David Schwinner (yes, I am talking about Ross from Friends here) tackles head on one of the most uncomfortable subject matter out there today: older men preying on teens through internet chat rooms. But rest assured, this is not your typical “Chris Hansen with the hidden camera” approach. This is a bold and daring approach of seeing the topic through the eyes of the victim, in this case played superbly by newcomer Liana Liberato.

The movie shines in not focusing too much on the actually incident, or the older perpetrator. Instead, you are thrust into the middle of the family crisis, as the parents (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) try to come to grips with what is happening, and trying to understand how their daughter can see nothing in wrong in what happened. This is Owen’s best acting job to date. The anger, pain and revenge he feels just comes seeping out through the screen as Keener attempts to re-establish some sense of normalcy to the family’s lives.

This film shoots right to the top of my list for best movie of the year and is a must see for any parent with tween or teen daughters.

5 out of 5 stars, an absolute must watch.

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