Blu-ray, DVD Release: Trust (1990)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 22, 2013
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films

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Adrienne Shelly finds herself in a potentially explosive situation in Trust.

The 1990 comedy-drama film Trust is the second feature from ‘90s independent stalwart Hal Hartley (Henry Fool, The Unbelievable Truth, Amateur).

Trust concerns the unusual romance/friendship between two young misfits wandering the same Long Island town. When Maria (Adrienne Shelly, Waitress), a recent high school dropout, announces her unplanned pregnancy to her family, her father dies of a heart attack, her mother (Merritt Nelson, Surviving Desire) immediately evicts her and her boyfriend breaks up with her.

Lonely and with nowhere to go, Maria wanders into town, searching for a place to stay. Along the way, she meets Matthew (former Hartley regular Martin Donovan of TV’s Damages) a highly educated and extremely moody electronic repairman living with his domineering and abusive father (John MacKay, Simple Men). The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual identification and trust, while their families try to bring an end to their fragile and largely conceptual relationship.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Edie Falco (3 Backyards) as Shelly’s older sister!

As a bonus feature, the DVD and Blu-ray contain a 2005 retrospective featurette, which includes interviews with Hartley, Shelly, Donovan, and line producer Ted Hope.


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