Clark Gregg’s ‘Trust Me’ Is a Movie with Giant Balls
The number one thing that film producers struggle with is the tone of the movie. For some reason alot of movies either try to be many genres at once of just don’t know how to keep just one. Whether it be sad, funny, inspirational, or heartfelt. These movies normally have at least two celebrities that the average person can point out. Independent movies have the lee way to be different but they all end up being similar. Clark Gregg comes very close to smashing the tone of his latest film. He’s got balls though.
Trust me is the film’s title. The title will make more sense once you hit the halfway point when watching the movie. Gregg writes, directs, and stars as a character named Howard. Howard is a down-on-his-luck agent for child actors who finds all of his clients by stealing them from his rival agent, who is played by Sam Rockwell. Things eventually begin to look better for Howard when he comes across an amazing young actress who may just happen to be the front runner for the next big teen movie. If he can successfully navigate around the girl’s personal and professional demons, this could be the shot he’s been waiting for his whole life.
The first half of the movie is funny and joyful, then it all gets weird. Just plain weird. It gets to the point where Gregg shifts the film to a dark tone, playing with themes of spirituality and abuse. Hes ballsy because of this change in tone. As a director he goes and trashes everything that is supposed to make it a franchise movie. Then there is the shift in tone, which would’ve been better if it was more about Howard connecting with this actress he discovered, as well as with his own experiences of being a child actor.