Trust the Man
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2006 1 Jan
Trust the Man follows two frustrated couples through the ups and downs of love and marriage. But in spite of an impressive cast—David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, and Maggie Gyllenhaal—the film has failed to inspire film critics.
Harry Forbes (Catholic News Service) writes that the cast "is wasted in [this] tepid and often coarse comedy-drama. … [It] offers the occasional sharp observation about modern-day relationships, but the characters' infidelities and casual attitude toward sex is highly problematic, despite the morally sound wrap-up …."
Mainstream critics are similarly underwhelmed.