I have to admit, I am a sucker for drama’s like this. Perhaps that is why I am an avid watcher of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, I find it equally as disturbing as I do fascinating when dealing with these sorts of issues. Trust is about a 14 year old girl named Annie (new comer Liana Liberato) who begins chatting online with a boy named Charlie. As they forge an online friendship, it seems things aren’t quite what they seem with the guy, and Annie finds out the truth when they agree to meet. It isn’t long before her parents Will and Lynn (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) find out exactly what happened, and the FBI soon get involved in the case as Charlie is an online sexual predator.
It sounds disturbing, and it really is. It not only explores what would happen if a young innocent girl got caught up with a predator, but how she would react and deal after this encounter and how her family reacts and deals with it as well. It really isn’t what I was expecting, and the situation is especially horrific for Will, who starts to really lose his mind over what happened. There really isn’t a right way to handle something like this, and the film really shows just how psychologically scarring this situation can be.