Trust Me (2013)

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In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him.

"Trust Me" is a 2013 American dark funny film composed and directed by Clark Gregg, who also stars in the lead function. The supporting cast includes Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, and Saxon Sharbino. The movie is a caustic assessment of showbiz life and the themes of greed, ambition, commitment and redemption are completely explored.

The film focuses on the character of Howard Holloway (Clark Gregg), a once-child star turned Hollywood agent focused on managing child stars. Sadly, his customers constantly jump ship to his nemesis, Aldo Stankas (Sam Rockwell), a high-profile agent who welcomes questionable principles. Howard's life deviates when he encounters Lydia (Saxon Sharbino), a very gifted 13-year-old starlet. She impresses him with her raw talent, prompting Howard to see an opportunity to catapult both of them to stardom and restore his flailing track record.

Howard's good intents are pitted against his desire for success, as he navigates the callous landscape of Hollywood. Lydia's daddy Ray (Paul Sparks) complicates the situation by being unpredictable and violent, and Howard needs to tread thoroughly to make sure Lydia's security. Intersected by Howard's budding romantic interest with his neighbour Marcy (Amanda Peet), the plot thickens as he faces one setback after another.

Climax and Resolution
The climax of the film comes as Lydia lands the lead function in a prospective hit film, a vampire saga called "The Vampire's Kiss". However, Howard uncovers a stunning discovery that Lydia has been controling everyone around her, causing him to question his own motives and actions. The movie concludes on a sombre note as Howard, disgusted by the market's moral decay, takes a course of redemption, underlining the moral that ambition and success at the cost of integrity eventually leads to an empty success.

"Trust Me" is a dark comedy that explores the murky depths of Hollywood, supplying an expert's perspective on the ruthless, cutthroat industry of showbiz. Blending humor, drama, and raw emotion, the movie depicts the extreme reality behind the gloss and glamour of Hollywood, narrated through the eyes of a fallen agent having a hard time to discover success and stability in a world damaged by greed and deceptiveness. The movie shines a light on the battles of child stars and their vulnerable position in an industry swarming with manipulation and power play. With its gripping story and strong efficiencies, specifically from Clark Gregg, it's an appealing movie that leaves a long lasting impression.

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