February 20, 2008

...Trust the Man (2006)

Self-consciously independent and arty, director Bart Freundlich seemingly tells his own story without regard for conflict. Given the green light probably because he knows actors in high places (David Duchovny, Maggie Gyllenhaal and real-life wife Julianne Moore) who wouldn't/couldn't say no, the film is, at times, downright boring. There are some good scenes (Moore choking, the sex scene) but they are overshadowed by the redundant (the old how do i fix the TV gag) and ultimately the whole thing makes me NOT want to trust this man's next movie - if there even is one.

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