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What aspires to be a sophisticated, unconventional romantic comedy turns out to be a contrivance-filled pretender to other, better films of its genre. Read critic reviews

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Two New York couples try to navigate through the ever-present pitfalls of love and marriage. A successful actress (Julianne Moore), her househusband (David Duchovny), her ne-er-do-well brother (Billy Crudup) and his girlfriend (Maggie Gyllenhaal) cope with work demands and infidelity as they search for real love and easy parking.

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Todd Hofacker
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Tim Orr
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Kevin Thompson
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Michael Clancy
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Evelyn O'Neill
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John Gilroy
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  • Jul 14, 2011
    Two couples encounter various difficulties with commitment and fidelity. It takes an awful long time for this film to get started; it should be used in film classes to show how not to do exposition. During the first act of the film, I wasn't sure how I was supposed to feel about these characters -- whether they were to be taken seriously or merely seen as farcical caricatures. But once the film establishes the various problems affecting these relationships, I think it's fairly entertaining. Even Julianne Moore, whom I hate, is tolerable. I especially liked the scene in which dinner guests overhear Elaine bragging about her new beau's manhood to her old beau. And there's a great two-shot in the third act of David Duchovny and Billy Crudup in tuxedos looking as though they're ready for anything but nonetheless clueless. The ending is, of course, cliche, and some of the supporting characters are too over-the-top to be believed (I'm looking at you Goren [Glenn Fitzgerald] and Dante [James LeGros]), but overall, though I have no idea why it's called <i>Trust the Man</i>, <i>Trust the Man</i> delivers a few laughs for the light-hearted fare it eventually attempts to be.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2008
    This movie follows two couples in Manhattan go through some turmoil. Do they stay with their significant others, or do they test the waters? I guess you have to live in NYC to get all the parking humour.
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  • Dec 06, 2007
    Again, a movie that I liked a lot more than I thought I might have. Although, it profoundly bugs me when people in movies just don't know how to talk to each other, a problem that plagued the folks in this one. David Cuchovny is fantastic in comedies, and really clicks with Julianne Moore onscreen. (If you liked them in this, you should get a load of Evolution.) Billy Crudup and Maggie Gyllenhaal were a little less endearing, but it was a very funny and very human movie all around. Its quirkiness and down to earth quality save it when it isn't being funny. Great little flick.
    Emily A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2007
    There is nothing genuine about any of these characters.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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