Movie Review: Trust


Contributing Blogger: Florencio Jusay, Jr. of Manual To Lyfe.

Our contributing blogger, Florencio Jusay attended the special screening of “Trust” held at My Cinema, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Malls, Makati City last September 02.

And here is what he can share:

TRUST. The most unpredictable trait that many of us can relate because we go through it in our entire lives. And this is what the movie “Trust” is all about. It is a story of a happy family torn apart because of lies and deception and too much trust.

Movie Synopsis:

Safe and sound in their suburban home, Will and Lynn Cameron (Clive Owen & Catherine Keener) used to sleep well at night, trusting their children were protected. Will, in particular, was comforted by the fact that he and Lynn raised three bright children, and that once the doors were locked and the alarm was set, nothing-absolutely nothing-was going to harm his family.

When his 14-year-old daughter, Annie (Liana Liberato), made a new friend online-a 16-year-old boy named Charlie whom she met in a volleyball chat room-Will and Lynn didn’t think much of it. They discussed his friendship with her, assuming that this is normal with teenagers who connect through the Internet.

After weeks of communicating online, Annie becomes enraptured by Charlie and finds herself drawn to him more and more. Slowly, she learns he is not who he claims to be; yet, Annie remains intrigued by Charlie even as the truth about him is uncovered. The devastating revelation reverberates through her entire family, setting in motion a chain of events that forever change their lives in ways that no one could have ever predicted.

The movie was indeed intense with the realities of the online and the real world. The dangers of meeting people online and how to handle these things. Thus the Title TRUST was shown in a very effective manner. However, on how the movie ended was a big question. Was justice served to all the victims? This left emotions hanging and many other questions unanswered.

The movie has so far won the Chicago Film Festival’s Audience Choice Award for Best Actress, and one of the official selection for Toronto Film Festival.

Trust is David Schwimmer‘s first full feature movie as director. Schwimmer is best-known for playing Ross in the hit TV sitcom “Friends.” The movie stars Academy Award nominees Clive Owen, Katherine Keener and Viola Davis, Liana Liberato, and Jason Clarke.

This critically acclaimed film on the dangers of Internet relationships will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma) starting September 7

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