Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Trust Me is an indie dramedy about teen actors in Hollywood that was written and directed by Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Clark Gregg. It has some very dark moments, including a gunshot to the stomach (with pooling blood) and a suggestion of the sexual abuse of a teen girl by her father. Language is very strong, including frequent use of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as plenty of other words. The main character drinks alcohol in more than one scene, and a supporting character is shown to be a habitual (and dangerous) drinker. There's some sexual innuendo and kissing, but nothing too intense. Since a teen girl is one of the main characters, the movie raises issues of teens working in movies, relationships with parents and agents, and the general backstabbing, corrupting atmosphere of the movie business. It will likely give viewers 16 and up something to discuss.
A man and a woman kiss passionately. Also plenty of innuendo and references to sex: a woman is referred to as a "MILF"; a character references a special "night together," and the woman responds that she was drunk; a character references a young actress' "breast buds"; a "topless car wash" is referred to; while on the phone, a character uses the phrase "he's going to give it to me hard."
A man is shot in the stomach, and blood is shown seeping from the wound. There's a suggestion of a father sexually abusing his teen daughter, though nothing is shown or proven. A man gets a bloody nose during a minor car crash. A drunken, violent man threatens other characters in more than one scene.
Language is very strong and colorful, including "f--k" and "s--t" in various permutations, as well as "c---sucker," "ass," "a--hole," "hell," "bastard," "damn," "goddamn," "oh my God," "douche," and "balls." A character says "son of a ---" but doesn't finish. Middle finger gestures are shown. A young boy calls a man an "a--hole" and uses a middle finger gesture.
This is a very cynical movie, and the one character who seems to care and wants to try to help others is continually backstabbed and betrayed. The movie seems to say that you need to be tricky and hard to succeed, and if you're not, then don't bother.
Trader Joe's is mentioned.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The main character drinks from time to time, either socially or to unwind (vodka, wine, etc.). A secondary character is shown to be something of a habitual drunk; he appears drunk, belligerent, and threatening in more than one scene. He explains about how, because he was drunk one night, he failed to perform an important task.