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

Director: Hal Hartley

Genres: Romantic comedy

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

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • It's a little precious and a little boring, but he has brought out an interesting performance from Adrienne Shelly, who convincingly pulls off a transformation from aimless pregnant teenager to purposeful young woman. [05 Sep 1991]

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

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