TRUST THE MAN
Too Many Embarrassing Sex Jokes
Release Date: August 18, 2006
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Runtime: 100 minutes
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Bart Freundlich
Executive Producer: Marina Grasic and Evelyn O’Neill
Writer: Bart Freundlich
Address Comments To:Stephen Gilula, President
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Julianne Moore plays Rebecca, a famous movie actress working in a play. Rebecca's sex-addict husband Tom, hilariously played by David Duchovny, stays at home with their two young children. Tobey, Rebecca’s homebound brother, a freelance writer, played by Billy Crudup, is living with his longtime girlfriend, Elaine, a children’s book writer played by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Tom is upset that Rebecca doesn't want to have sex as often as he does. She complains that he wants it twice a day. Tom starts going to porno sites and begins an affair with one of the single mothers at his boys' school. Eventually, Rebecca begins to suspect.
Meanwhile, Elaine is longing to get married and have children, but Tobey doesn't want either of those things – ever. Elaine kicks him out of their apartment.
The rest of the movie shows Tom and Tobey regaining their moral bearings and trying to reconcile with their mates.
The end of this movie provides an affirmation of marriage and family, but there are an excessive amount of sex jokes and sexual references along the way. Many of these jokes are embarrassing and over the top. The movie also has some relationship jokes that don't have to do with sex, however. In one very funny part, Tobey gets insanely jealous of Elaine's new German boyfriend, a pretentious intellectual.
Adding to the sex jokes and foul language in TRUST THE MAN is a strong pagan worldview with Romantic elements that focus on feelings. All this negative content requires an extra heavy warning, despite the movie's eventual validation of marriage and family.
This movie's ending provides an affirmation of marriage and family, but there are too many sex jokes along the way. There are also some clean jokes and appealing performances. In one very funny part, Tobey gets insanely jealous of Elaine's German boyfriend. TRUST THE MAN has a strong pagan worldview, with Romantic elements focusing on feelings. Its negative content requires an extra heavy warning, despite the ultimate validation of marriage and family.