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Movie Review: Trust

 
Trust, starring Clive Owen is the harrowing story of family being torn apart by online stalking.
Scott Dunlop

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Article originally in Parent24
When: Trust will be released at selected cinemas in September 2011
Age restriction: Trust has lots of adult content, and is not suitable for children.

A suburban family appears to have it all. On closer inspection, though,  14 year-old daughter Annie is spending more and more time online, chatting to Charlie, a stranger.

Without giving too much of the story away, Charlie turns out to be grooming Annie- he’s a sexual predator paving virtual road for a very real and brutal sexual assault.

Annie’s father, played by Clive Owen, falls apart at the seams as he attempts to understand how it could have happened to his daughter, and rages at his inability to exact either revenge or justice:

Annie loses herself in what should have been her first love, as it turns into a nightmare.

Trust, directed by David Schwemmer (‘Ross’ from the hit TV show Friends), is an intimate portrait of a range of possible reactions to an internet stalking which ends with devastating consequences. The sense of knowing what is  going to happen next  drives the film: We know the risks, but can’t prevent the events unfolding.

Perhaps your family is sophisticated when it comes to internet usage, or maybe your children are itching to start Facebook accounts and get chatting online- the movie presents some food for thought, and is a harrowing reminder of just how easily things can go wrong, when communication and trust within a family break down

It's a worthwhile movie with a message which all parents should be aware of.

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2011-09-15 12:09

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