Trust the Man

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Trust The Man
Trust The Man.jpg
Directed by Bart Freundlich
Produced by Sidney Kimmel
Tim Perell
Written by Bart Freundlich
Starring David Duchovny
Billy Crudup
Julianne Moore
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Eva Mendes
James LeGros
Music by Clint Mansell
Cinematography Tim Orr
Edited by John Gilroy
Distributed by Fox Searchlight
Release date
  • September 12, 2005 (2005-09-12) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • August 18, 2006 (2006-08-18) (United States)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $7,353,118

Trust the Man is a 2005 romantic comedy film starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It was directed and written by Bart Freundlich. The film primarily deals with three relationships, and a realization of just how important those relationships are. It had a limited release on August 18, 2006.[1][2]


Rebecca is a film actress, who is about to make her stage debut at Lincoln Center. Her husband, Tom gave up a lucrative job in advertising to take care of their young daughter. Occasionally, Tom and Rebecca have sex; once a year, they meet with their therapist, Dr. Beekman.

Tom and Rebecca's best friends are her brother Tobey, a sportswriter, and his girlfriend Elaine. Elaine, who has been dating Tobey for seven years, has begun to feel the ticking of her biological clock.

Tom and Rebecca each face extramarital temptations. Tom responds to a personal crisis that stems from his decision to choose kids over career by watching pornography and having an affair with a divorced mother from his son's school. Rebecca is pursued on the set by a young costar, Jasper, who would like to be able to claim that he's bedded a famous actress.



Based on 100 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 27% approval rating. The site reported in a consensus that "What aspires to be a sophisticated, unconventional romantic comedy turns out to be a contrivance-filled pretender to other, better films of its genre."[3] Another review aggregator, Metacritic, gives the film a 43/100 approval rating based on 30 critics' reviews.[4]


  1. ^ Manolda Dargis (2006-08-18). "'Trust the Man': Two Couples Talk, Talk, Talk". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  2. ^ Kim Voynar (2006-08-17). "Review: Trust the Man". Cinematical. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Trust the Man - Movie Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Metacritic. 12 May 2013 Retrieved 12 May 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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