Trust (2021) – Review/Summary (with Spoilers)

Title Card - Trust (2021)

In this “Did they or didn’t they” movie, Trust pushes you to wonder who is a liar and whether the circumstances absolve one from the result?


In this “Did they or didn’t they” movie, Trust pushes you to wonder who is a liar and whether the circumstances absolve one from the result?


Director(s) Brian Decubellis
Screenplay By Kristen Lazarian, K.S. Bruce, Brian Decubellis
Date Released (Digital) 3/12/2021
Genre(s) Drama, Romance, Young Adult
Duration 1 Hour and 34 Minutes
Rating Not Rated
Noted Cast
Brooke Victoria Justice
Owen Matthew Daddario
Eleanor Lindsey Broad
Adam Ronny Chieng
Ansgar Lucien Laviscount

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Film Summary

Young couple Brooke and Owen are in a good place. They’re married, trying to have kids, Brooke has just started her own art gallery, and Owen is an established journalist pushing to do more serious news. But with two friends who are divorce attorneys, Eleanor and Adam, it makes the conversation surrounding why people breakup plague recent issues in Owen and Brooke’s marriage. Mainly Owen’s secrecy and Brooke’s star client Ansgar – someone who is a little too sexual, flirty, and doesn’t understand boundaries.

So, between Brooke deciding to test her husband’s fidelity and Owen worried a sudden trip to Paris between Brooke and Ansgar may lead to something, their relationship is tested beyond whatever troubles they have becoming parents.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: There is drinking, and there is implied nudity and sex. But, what may push this to being Rated R, even though not rated, is because Ansgar solely paints nude women, and we see his art, including a portrait of Brooke, in the movie.
  • Jump Scares/ Laughs/ Tear-Jerking Moments: N/A

Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs

right now, I’m getting your perception, but what I need are the facts.
— Brooke

Review

Highlights

There Are Cute Little Twists

Brooke (Victoria Justice) at her gallery opening
Brooke (Victoria Justice)

Throughout the movie, there are reveals which create twists and turns to play with how you perceive events. Note: None of them are jaw-drop level shocking. However, suppose you watch this purely for the fun of it and don’t take it too seriously, as the pieces come together – In that case, your eyes may blare a bit, and you’ll find yourself enjoying the stupidity rooted in insecurity.

On The Fence

I Wouldn’t Say You Are Ever Invested In Brooke and Owen’s Relationship

When it comes to Owen and Brooke, you’ll likely be more invested in the drama than them as a couple. Mainly since Justice and Daddario are more so two attractive people put together than two people who have undeniable chemistry. Making it so, as they both do something stupid, you’re less thinking, “BUT PLEASE DON’T BREAK UP” and more like, “This idiot…”

And even though it is noted they are trying to have kids, been together since high school, and traveled the world, something seems off. Not in a, “They are in that comfortable phase,” because clearly Brooke can still, and will, turn heads. Truly, between lack of chemistry or putting more effort into telling us they are in love than showing it, it’s hard to get attached to this relationship. Thus making the trials and tribulations more so entertaining than something you get worried about.

Ansgar (Lucien Laviscount) trying to seduce Brooke
Ansgar (Lucien Laviscount)

Though with that said, I wouldn’t have been against seeing more interactions between Ansgar and Brooke. Which, if you see this movie, you may just say you wanted more Ansgar in general.

Overall

Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

While the leads lack chemistry, the drama of the core relationship in Trust is what keeps you going. Especially as more and more levels to what happened and why are revealed. Yet, with the core relationship not inspiring any desire for Brooke and Owen to make it, we’re rating this divisive. Trust is entertaining enough to watch when it ends up on Netflix or another streaming platform but on its own? I wouldn’t necessarily say it should be your top priority.


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