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  • Summary: Maria is a self-centered teenage suburban brat, until she gets pregnant by her un-loving quarterback boyfriend and gives her father a fatal heart attack. Matthew is a rowdy and disillusioned computer engineer with a vicious temper. Disowned by her devastated mom, dumped by her boyfriend, and shunned by her friends, Maria wanders the streets and bumps into Matthew. These two exiles fall in together and set out trying to become a normal, domestic, suburban couple. But these troubled lives evolve in unexpected ways and Maria grows into a responsible person that few conventional notions of "ordinary" can contain. (Possible Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 100
    Hartley's spare dialogue cuts right to the characters' psyches; his terse, laconic style accentuates the everyday horror. [20 Sept 1991]
  2. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    80
    Though Mr. Hartley's films are richly detailed, there are no frills or grace notes. Such work risks being too blunt, but Trust comes through.
  3. 80
    Trust never seems dated and, as a youth film, it may even be usefully pedagogic. [30 July 1991]
  4. Reviewed by: Desson Howe
    70
    Trust is always interesting. And always interesting, as someone once said, is always good.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    70
    Long Island filmaker Hal Hartley progresses from his debut feature, The Unbelievable Truth to this bleak, off-center comedy about dysfunctional families in working class suburbia.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    Another fond sketch of losers from the down-scale version of Woody Allen.
  7. Trust never lives up to its snappy opening. Everything is tongue-in-cheek here - yet it's never remotely clear what the point is or what's getting satirized. [16 Aug 1991]

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