"Trust Me" Review

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Follows flailing Hollywood agent Howard (Clark Gregg, also directing), who seemingly strikes gold after signing the next big child star. What results is an unexpected ride through the nasty inner workings of Hollywood, as he desperately tries to make it in an industry that has no interest in recognizing his bumbling but ultimately genuine nature. A comedy film, Trust Me also stars Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney & Amanda Peet.
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‭“‬Trust Me‭”‬ is the latest‭ ‬“behind the scenes‭" ‬film written,‭ ‬directed,‭ ‬and starring Clark Gregg‭ (‬The Avengers‭) ‬and future starlet Saxon Sharbino‭ (‬Touch‭)‬.‭ ‬The film revolves around a former child actor turned agent,‭ ‬Howard‭ (‬Gregg‭)‬,‭ ‬and his new client Lydia‭ (‬Sharbino‭)‬,‭ ‬who will hopefully save his dying business.

The movie begins with Howard as the‭ ‬“nice guy‭”‬ agent who just can‭’‬t seem to catch a break.‭ ‬His latest client,‭ ‬a young boy named Phillip,‭ ‬is auditioning for a role only to be turned down once again.‭ ‬Having had enough with Howard,‭ ‬Phillips mother Janice‭ (‬Molly Shannon‭) ‬loses her patience with Howard and turns to Howard‭’‬s agent archenemy Aldo,‭ ‬played wonderfully by Sam Rockwell.‭ ‬Feeling bad for Howard,‭ ‬young Lydia decides to go with him,‭ ‬and she is offered the role of a life-time.‭ ‬Howard finds hope in his life for the first time with his career and with his love life as he pines after this beautiful neighbor,‭ ‬Marcy‭ (‬Amanda Peet‭)‬.

I must say,‭ ‬this is a good‭ ‬film and was enjoyable for me.‭ ‬I‭’‬ve never seen Clark Gregg in a lead role before,‭ ‬most people usually see him as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D in all of the Marvel‭ ‬films and the television show.‭ ‬He did great in this film though,‭ ‬and he played well off the young Saxon Sharbino,‭ ‬who I remember mostly from the TV show Touch.‭ ‬The story did seem to be a little slow at times,‭ ‬but it really kept on‭ ‬its feet with the tension between Howard and Lydia‭’‬s father,‭ ‬played by Paul Sparks,‭ ‬as they both try to figure out what‭’‬s best for the young actress.‭ ‬Not to mention the villain in this film is‭ ‬played by Sam Rockwell,‭ ‬so you know it has to be good.‭

This film is a comedy but there are some very serious elements to the story.‭ ‬I think Gregg did a good job writing,‭ ‬directing,‭ ‬and acting in it and I really enjoyed seeing some of his friends make cameo appearances‭; ‬especially William H.‭ ‬Macy as a cheesy car salesman.‭ ‬This film is now out on VOD for you to check out.‭