Review of Trust

Trust (1990)
8/10
Excellent character study livens slightly flawed film
15 September 2005
This film poses an interesting dilemma for me. Why do I like a film that I found to be unevenly scripted with mostly unremarkable acting?

Somehow the characters are so honest that I couldn't help become engrossed in the plot. The leads don't do a great job, they pass. It's like a good college theater production. Only Merrit Nelson as the crazy mom impressed me a an accomplished actor. There are times that the script is so artificial I was wincing. The Casiotone music track is annoying. But with all that, the movie succeeds on the pure enthusiasm that Mr. Hartley puts into the entire production.

Recommended. A good American independent film that doesn't rely on guns or psychotic behavior.
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