Melissa’s Review: ‘Trust Me’ With Clark Gregg As Another Kind of Agent

You probably know Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson from Iron Man, The Avengers and NBC Marvel’s Agents of Shield, but in Trust Me, he’s Hollywood Agent, Howard Holloway. He stars, as well as writes and directs Trust Me, his second feature to direct, the first being Choke, the Chuck Palahniuk book-adapted film starring Sam Rockwell.

I saw this movie at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and to be honest, I hated it. However, I decided to watch again for it’s release and my reaction completely changed. Why?

Well, this is a story about a struggling Hollywood agent who lies, cheats, deceives and all without batting an eye. What’s more is that it’s completely acceptable in his profession. It was for this reason that I didn’t like the movie the first time around, but after a re-watch, I saw more. I saw fantastic acting and a clever script.

TRUST ME, the new indie from writer-director, Clark Gregg, will be released on May 6, 2014 on demand as well as iTunes, Amazon, PS3, Xbox and other platforms. On June 6th it will be released theatrically in cities across the US.

The story centers on Howard’s negotiations with his new talent, Lydia and what crazy politics go on behind the scenes of creating a star, all in the matter of a few days. The story and the dialogue are like a roller coaster of tension that changes at a moment’s notice. You’ll be completely captivated and be on the edge of your seat to see what happens next.

Giving new meaning to “cameo” you’ll see Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Molly Shannon and newcomer, Saxon Sharbino. You’ll spot even more, there’s just too many to list. Rather than be distracting, it lends an authenticity.

Trust Me is a treat for anyone with a curiosity of seeing behind the Hollywood curtain.

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About Melissa Hanson

Melissa Hanson aka Dial M For Melissa - Managing Editor / Podcast Producer - Growing up, Melissa’s favorite destination was always the video store and would agonize over whether to watch something new or to rewatch a favorite. Things have not changed. Follow on Twitter @DialMForMelissa

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