Trust the Man
Trust the Man (2006)

This comedy follows the romantic escapades of two couples -- a successful actress and her stay-at-home husband and her slacker younger brother and his aspiring novelist girlfriend -- as they search for love in the midst of careers, family,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 18, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: What aspires to be a sophisticated, unconventional romantic comedy turns out to be a contrivance-filled pretender to other, better films of its genre.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

I saw this at a festival and hated it, then sat through it again a year later and decided it wasn't so bad, aside from the god-awful ending.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Two couples in trouble, one with kids, another considering them. Writer-director Bart Freundlich's challenge is to stress them and find a resolution to their conflicts in ways that aren't banal, predictable or witless. And he settles for one out of three.

Cole Smithey

"Trust The Man" is an agreeable New York-centric romantic comedy about two couples on the brink of self-destructing.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

It's a pity, because few romcoms pull off the basically sympathetic mining of personal vanities and social embarrassment that the film manages in its opening hour.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The fact that Freundlich tries to put some thoughtful commentary into a formulaic story is commendable, but in the end either his faith wavers or the studio intervened.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Really when you cut through all the garbage, Bart Freundlich presents us with an illusion of originality...

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Freundlich's outstanding cast (including Garry Shandling, Eva Mendes, Ellen Barkin, Bob Balaban and James LeGros) -- his best since 1997's The Myth of Fingerprints -- glosses over miscalculations with sheer star power.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

I wish the film were true to itself and its quartet of puzzled, struggling lovers; their collapse into sitcom idiocy felt uncomfortably close to betrayal.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

This rickety empty-feeling production has a script & stars that deliver lots of edgy little subtle jokes. The dialogue is crisp and crunchy, but the romance is nearly absent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Two couples encounter various difficulties with commitment and fidelity. It takes an awful long time for this film to get started; it should be used in film… More
Red Lats
This movie follows two couples in Manhattan go through some turmoil. Do they stay with their significant others, or do they test the waters? I guess you have… More
danny d
i laughed like three times at this flick. the rest of it was nearly unbearable. it began well, for about 5 minutes, then turned into a pointless film full of… More
Emily Armstrong
Again, a movie that I liked a lot more than I thought I might have. Although, it profoundly bugs me when people in movies just don't know how to talk to… More
jay nixon
Julianne Moore is good but the movie is just sort of blah.
Rico Zamora
This is a movie that you could be a lot better than it is. But before you dismiss it as another piece of crap, you realize that it isn't meant to be taken… More