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Two couples; successful actress Rebecca and her Mr. Mom husband, Tom; and her slacker younger brother Tobey and his aspiring novelist girlfriend, Elaine, look for love in the midst of careers, family, infidelity and the ever-daunting search for Manhattan street parking.
Romantic Comedy - This is a light romantic comedy aimed at adult moviegoers as it
contains a number of raunchy elements. This is an ensemble piece, so
fans of stars David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and
Billy Crudup should be equally pleased.
PROFANITY: 9 F-words, 5 S-words, 1 GD, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex without nudity; constant sex talk. VIOLENCE: Comic hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco and frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Comic dialogue, sex humor, cute kid humor, body function humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 26 moviegoers: There wasn't much interest in this movie so we couldn't collect very many opinions.
TEENS:There were just three teens. One enjoyed it (probably a female after looking at the other opinions). The two others rated it average. That's not very good coming from teens.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The females enjoyed "Trust The Man" very much. About a third loved it and most of the rest rated it a strong above average. That's not bad and certainly worth a recommendation. Unfortunately, there weren't enough male opinions to know if this is a good date movie. The few male opinions aren't bad. They thought it was an OK movie.
ADULTS:Just over half of the females truly enjoyed "Trust The Man." Most of the remaining opinions are indicating it's an average movie. Just a few rated it below average. The few guy opinions are OK One really enjoyed it and two thought it was average/OK. If you want to just see really great movies at the theater then this may not be one to see. If you aren't real picky and a very good, but not great movie is OK then I can recommend "Trust The Man."
Tom (David Duchovny) and Rebecca (Julianne Moore) have two kids, a virtually nonexistent sex life, and a marriage counselor (Garry Shandling) who is too baffled by the pair to offer any real help. Tobey (Billy Crudup) has been dating the exasperated Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal) for eight years but can't seem to commit to getting married and having a family. The status quo is given a serious jolt; however, when Tom is drawn into an affair with a mother at his son's school and Elaine finally gives Tobey an ultimatum, sending him into a fling with a sexy (and married) former college flame (Eva Mendes). When the fates of both couples culminate in an uproarious and very public finale on the stage at Lincoln Center, both Rebecca and Elaine will have to decide—do they trust the man?