My first thought was "I have to see Trust Me because Agent Coulson, I mean, Clark Gregg, directed, wrote and starred in this." Who wouldn't want to? Next thought, "I've seen him in a couple other things like "…Adventures of Old Christine", in addition to the Marvel franchise, so he'll be pretty good in this."
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Trust Me has a definite gritty feel, very documentary-like, that adds to the reality of the situation and what is going on, but there are some rough edits. Some scenes are choppier than others or have more docu-style camera work. It seems intentional, but I’m not sure about the editing. Some of it is probably due to time/length constraints of the film, and some might be to have that same real-feel. I’m also not sure I like the special effects that are used in the end of the film, but that is Gregg’s choice. He also chooses to put the very last moment of the film into the beginning of it, in order to have what I call, CSI-style storytelling. So now, you are kept on the edge of your seat the whole movie wondering, "But how did that happen?!" And you definitely have that feeling during this film because it's very unexpected from the beginning to what happens in the end.
Trust Me starts as a kind of dark comedy film and journeys into an even darker dramatic film. Gregg makes the transition pretty seamless and smooth. He really did an amazing job considering how many hats he wore to make this film happen.