Tuesday, February 8 by

‘Trust’ Reminds Us All Of The Dangers Of Sexting

After viewing the newest trailer for Trust, it would appear that Dateline adapted their “To Catch a Predator” series into a suspense thriller. Clive Owen and Catherine Keener play the parents of a 14 year-old who gets an Internet boyfriend who is not what he claims to be. The trailer does a good job of making me want to know more about who this guy is. Is he 49 years-old? Does he just have one big eye in his forehead? I guess we’ll have to pay to find out. As trite as the subject matter could be, I’m hopeful that with this cast, Trust will stand the test of time better than other Internet-based thrillers such as The Net and Disclosure. The real wildcard here is David Schwimmer, who directs. His only other feature work was Run, Fatboy, Run, which didn’t exactly wow audiences with its deft direction, but the trailer seems to be cohesive (and cryptic) enough that audiences will want to pull at this thread. My guesses for who the online predator is (in descending order of likelihood):

  1. Channing Tatum
  2. Marcel, the monkey from “Friends”
  3. Clint Howard
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