Trust is the kind of concept that freaks me the hell out. It’s about a teenage girl that meets a boy online, then meets him in real life, only he’s not what she thinks, things go wrong, and her parents try to pick up the pieces as she suffers through the aftermath. It sounds like a Lifetime movie, only, based on the trailer, it’s far more well-executed. Perhaps that’s due to an outstanding cast, including Clive Owen and Catherine Keener as the parents, 14-year old Liana Liberato as the daughter, and also features Viola Davis, Jason Clarke, and Noah Emmerich. That’s a pretty bitchin’ cast.
It requires some deft direction to take a film like this and make it into something interesting and engaging and affecting. Trust is directed by… David Schwimmer, whose last film, Run, Fatboy, Run, wasn’t exactly a dramatic masterpiece. But the trailer works. The actors are solid. And it, in ways that no horror movie ever could, scares the shit out of me.