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There's a fine tradition of acerbic movies that skewer Hollywood: Think "Sunset Boulevard," "The Player" and "What Just Happened," to name a few. The dark-humored "Trust Me" is a worthy addition to the list.
There's certainly humor running through writer-director-star Clark Gregg's "Trust Me," the tale of an inept agent for child actors; it's just that not all of it feels intentional.
As long as Gregg, as both actor and director, is anatomizing the Hollywood viper pit, Trust Me rings true.
Its perky poster notwithstanding, "Trust Me" is a putatively hard-edged comedy that promises to turn into something harder.
As the movie picks up speed and undergoes sudden, confusing plot reversals, it loses its satirical edge.
"Trust Me" contains so much terrific writing, acting and observation that it becomes a bit easier to forgive writer-director-star Clark Gregg when his ambitions best him during the movie's convoluted last third.
The plot gets unnecessarily complicated... and the movie takes a trip into noir territory that doesn't fit with the earlier established tone.
For such a small film, Gregg has assembled a formidable cast.
If only Trust Me had confidence in its own comedy, it wouldn't have to borrow someone else's pain.
It is a smart, funny, endearing, and entertaining glimpse into a part of Hollywood rarely depicted in film.
Despite solid performances, the cast can't inject much sympathy into these characters or their self-indulgent plight.
Seems forced into much darker territory in its final act. Gregg provides a prologue to foreshadow it, but it still doesn't quite fit.
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