Dir. David Schwimmer
(2011, R, 106 min)

There’s no reason Trust shouldn’t work. It stars Clive Owen and Catherine Keener in strong performances as Will and Lynn, parents whose fourteen-year-old daughter, Annie, is seduced online by an adult predator and subsequently raped. Annie is played by Liana Liberato in a committed, psychologically complex turn. The film’s problem is that it doesn’t follow suit. In approaching a difficult subject, it stays mostly on the surface, letting melodramatic outbursts, realizations, and reconciliations stand in for a more thorough consideration of its themes. It has the elements in place to delve deeper, but it holds back … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.

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