Right now you’re probably shocked that I’m about to review an upcoming Indie film, but trust me, it’s going to be a good one. Now I’m usually not a fan of Indie films – or any film that isn’t action, comedy, political intrigue, etc. – but when I heard Clark Gregg’s (aka Agent Phil Coulson) talk about his latest movie called Trust Me, I decided to do just that – and he does not disappoint.
When our favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent wasn’t fighting Hydra, he’s off writing, directing and staring in indie films; and Trust Me is his latest venture. Trust Me follows the life of Howard Holloway, an agent for child actors who has a heart of gold and dreams of hitting it big. Along the way, Howard meets a 13-year-old acting prodigy who not only gives Howard a chance, but also ends up restoring his confidence in himself. Throw in a budding romance with his incredibly beautiful new neighbor (played by the amazing Amanda Peet) and you have the makings of the feel good movie of the year.
Although no movie is complete without a villain you love to hate; and this movie finds the perfect one in Sam Rockwell. Marvel fans will immediately recognize Sam as Justin Hammer, Tony Stark’s laughable and incompetent nemesis in IronMan 2. I don’t know what it is about Sam, but he just has a sixth sense for playing the stylish, love-to-hate villain.
The greatest acting choice though of course goes to Clark Gregg himself. Whether as a talent agent or Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Clark embodies the idea of ‘agent with a heart of gold’. So if you like heartfelt, well-written, Cinderella stories, you’ll love Trust Me. And if you prefer superhero/action films, then go watch it to see Phil Coulson and Justin Hammer butt heads. Either way, trust me and go see Trust Me.
Trust Me arrives in theaters June 6th and OnDemand/iTunes May 6th.