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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Julianne Moore
David Duchovny
Billy Crudup
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Directors
Bart Freundlich
Screenwriters
Bart Freundlich
Running Time
100 minutes

Trust The Man
Relationship stuff with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore


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Trust The Man

Plot
Tom (Duchovny) and Rebecca (Moore) are suffering the doldrums of an ostensibly stable but sexless marriage; Rebecca’s brother Tobey (Crudup) and girlfriend Elaine (Gyllenhaal) are facing his commitment phobia and her desire to settle down. As their situations disintegrate, the four friends cope with infidelity, break-ups — and possible reconciliation.


Verdict
Freundlich’s intelligent, very funny take on male-female relationships manages the not inconsiderable feat of being both jaded and appealingly fresh.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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