Clark Gregg navigates the world of Hollywood child actors with Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, and William H. Macy in this TRUST ME trailer!
Papa Vinyard here, now here's a little somethin' for ya...
In between his gigs as Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvelverse, Clark Gregg quietly began a second career as a writer/director. He started with 2008's CHOKE, a dark, funny film based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel, and has now followed it up with a look at the sinister, duplicitous world of child actors and the agents that manage them.
The trailer gets across the basic premise, which has Gregg's desperate Howard Holloway trying to lock down an upstart ingenue (played by newcomer Saxon Sharbino) on her way to being cast in a major tentpole, but completely fuddles the tone of the film. It's not a cutesy comedy in the mold of THE WAY, WAY BACK (despite the presence of Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney), but rather a bleak look at Hollywood hanger-ons who have long-ago given up their stab at dignity, and scramble just to gain some sort of proximity to success. It's more similar to THE PLAYER or SUNSET BOULEVARD (in tone, not quality) than AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS. You can check out my thoughts about the film here.
The cast is great, and aside from Gregg, Sharbino, Rockwell, and Janney (all of whom are terrific), you got Molly Shannon, Felicity Huffman, Amanda Peet, Niecy Nash, and a funny William H. Macy cameo, all filling out this world of far-from-the-spotlight Hollywood. It's a really exemplary movie, one that takes risks and successfully balances its laughs with a real vicious sense of satire and tragedy. Not like you could tell that from this trailer.
TRUST ME and watch this movie when it's released on May 6th via VOD and June 6th theatrically
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- A biker gang, Gipsy Danger, and now Charlie Hunnam will command the KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND RABLE as King Arthur! -- 88 total posts 36 posts
- The first SAW returns to theaters this Halloween! -- 68 total posts 16 posts
- Martin Scorsese May Make A Film About One Of America's Greatest Bands! Gabba Gabba Hey! -- 121 total posts 14 posts
- Warner Bros. is moving quickly on getting the Looney Tunes characters and ACME back on the big screen! -- 63 total posts 10 posts
- Two Clips From DOCTOR WHO S08E02: ‘Into the Dalek’!! -- 32 total posts 10 posts
- Capone examines how THE NOVEMBER MAN takes the weakest James Bond and makes him a killer spy!!! -- 245 total posts 8 posts
- Superman & Lois Lane get wet together!!! BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!!! -- 343 total posts 7 posts
- Our first look at the main character from Pixar's INSIDE OUT! -- 60 total posts 7 posts
- Final PICKS & PEEKS of Aug 2014: LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, Zombies, FOSSE, RATS, Nukes & Teens!!! -- 274 total posts 6 posts
- Character posters for Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, and more of the resistance from HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY! -- 59 total posts 6 posts