Review of Trust

Trust (1990)
A dry, witty look at teenage life on Long Island
2 November 1998
Hal Hartley's "Trust", like his very similar film, "The Unbelievable Truth" stars Adrienne Shelley as a distraught teenager (Maria) trying to make sense of it all. Maria's dry wit and defeatist attitude are extremely entertaining. As with many of Hartley's films, the brilliance is found in the clever exchanges of dialog. These exchanges often involve people having a conversation with themselves, in the presence of someone else doing the same. The effect is very amusing to watch. The scenery and jangling score also add to the overall quality of the film.
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