• Trust (1990)


Release Date: 1990

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, Rebecca Nelson, John A. MacKay, Edie Falco, Marko Hunt, Gary Sauer, Matt Malloy

Director: Hal Hartley

Genres: Romantic comedy

Keywords: Emotional, Mother, Dark, Fall, Growing up, Amusing, Witty, 1990s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Ethan AlterTV Guide Magazine

    Trust is stylishly photographed and crammed with quirky, offbeat incidents and dialogue. show more

  • 100
    Joan AndermanBoston Globe

    Hartley's spare dialogue cuts right to the characters' psyches; his terse, laconic style accentuates the everyday horror. [20 Sept 1991]

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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