Trust the Man Reviews

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August 7, 2008
March 9, 2008
Really when you cut through all the garbage, Bart Freundlich presents us with an illusion of originality...
January 7, 2008
This rickety empty-feeling production has a script & stars that deliver lots of edgy little subtle jokes. The dialogue is crisp and crunchy, but the romance is nearly absent.
March 1, 2007
There's no feeling of weight or consequence in a movie so shapeless it has not one but two musical montage sequences...and a "one month later" card.
December 13, 2006
Over the next ninety minutes or so we are treated to a series of scenes that, while often funny, seem to exist because the cast was in the same room together.
November 20, 2006
Freundlich is a pretentious film-school brat who seems obsessed with making botched retreads of the kinds of thesis pictures that people in film school like to pontificate about.
September 21, 2006
Trust the Man has its moments but it's ultimately disappointing, despite strong performances from its excellent cast.
September 21, 2006
It's a pity, because few romcoms pull off the basically sympathetic mining of personal vanities and social embarrassment that the film manages in its opening hour.
September 16, 2006
A relationship dramedy wields little power without an emotional punch. And when the theatrical (literally) climax attempts bold emotionality, one can't help but wince.
September 15, 2006
The finale is a screwball sequence so out of step with what comes before that it feels like part of another (but not necessarily better) movie.
September 13, 2006
The fault for this flaccid comedy lies not in Freundlich's stars, but in the way he portrays his men and women as biologically-driven boobs.
September 8, 2006
Almost a good movie by Freundlich, in fact, his best yet. Keep making 'em.
September 7, 2006
Trust me, a Woody Allen film it is not.
September 2, 2006
Freundlich's insights weave through the bathroom en route to the bedroom, (and) conversations almost always return to excrement.
September 2, 2006
You know you're in trouble when an allegedly adult romantic comedy begins with a fart joke.
September 1, 2006
I got more questions than laughs from the Manhattan romantic comedy from Bart Freundlich, who is clearly a Woody Allen wannabe.
September 1, 2006
Two couples in trouble, one with kids, another considering them. Writer-director Bart Freundlich's challenge is to stress them and find a resolution to their conflicts in ways that aren't banal, predictable or witless. And he settles for one out of three.
September 1, 2006
Trust the Man has some good laughs courtesy of its cast -- but they're basically papering over a script that's masquerading as urbane and trenchant, when it's really self-involved and didactic and more than a little foolish.
September 1, 2006
The fact that Freundlich tries to put some thoughtful commentary into a formulaic story is commendable, but in the end either his faith wavers or the studio intervened.
September 1, 2006
The characters change personalities every time Freundlich gets an idea for a new gag, leading to bizarre, random behavior that is likely to inspire audience annoyance, rather than sympathy.
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