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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
High school dropout Maria Coughlin (Adrienne Shelly) is having a rough time of it on Long Island. Her father recently died of a heart attack, her boyfriend has left her and she's pregnant. To make matters even worse, her mother has now kicked her out of the house. But when electronics genius Matthew Slaughter (Martin Donovan) comes into her life, things start to brighten up for Maria. Sure, he's unemployed and a little unhinged, but together they just might have a chance.

Cast: Adrienne Shelly , Martin Donovan , Merritt Nelson , John MacKay , Edie Falco , Marko Hunt , Gary Sauer , Matt Malloy

Director: Hal Hartley

Genres: Romantic comedy

Trust (1990)

Release Date: January 1st, 1990|1 hr. 47 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Within its small, darkly funny range, Trust is an exceptional film that stays alert to the mysteries of love. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Trust never lives up to its snappy opening. Everything is tongue-in-cheek here - yet it's never remotely clear what the point is or what's getting satirized. [16 Aug 1991] show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Drollness on screen can sometimes be had cheaply, but a perfect cast is tougher to bankroll. Hal Hartley's new comedy has both - enough to defuse the smugness that seems to linger in its soul. [15 Aug 1991] show more

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