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Two couples demonstrate that breaking up can be just as hard as staying together in this romantic comedy drama. Rebecca (Julianne Moore) and Tom (David Duchovny) are a seemingly happy married couple living in New York City -- she's a successful actress, while he stays home with the kids. However, beneath the surface, things are not going well. Rebecca is no longer amused with her husband's appetite for porn and constant sexual demands, while he's seriously considering having an affair. Rebecca's brother Tobey, (Billy Crudup), is in a more openly dysfunctional relationship; he's been dating Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal) for seven years but has no interest in marriage, while she's desperate to settle down and start a family. Tobey and Elaine decide to call it quits, as Tobey hooks up with an old friend from college (Eva Mendes) who is looking to cheat on her husband, and Elaine starts dating a handsome musician (James LeGros) who may be in need of a green card. Meanwhile, Rebecca and Tom go into couples therapy, which creates as many problems as it solves. Trust the Man also features Ellen Barkin, Garry Shandling, and Bob Balaban. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 18, 2006


David Duchovny
as Tom
Julianne Moore
as Rebecca
Billy Crudup
as Tobey
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Elaine
James LeGros
as Dante
Eva Mendes
as Faith
Dagmara Dominczyk
as Pamela
Glenn Fitzgerald
as Goren
Justin Bartha
as Jasper
John Ellison Conlee
as Usher
Sterling K. Brown
as Rand
Bob Balaban
Liam Broggy
as David
Ellen Barkin
as Norah
Garry Shandling
as Dr. Beekman
Scott Sowers
as Terminex Guy
Sarah Knowlton
as Elaine's Boss
Brian Tarantina
as Crazy Hair Driver
David Greenspan
as Francis, the Director
Caroline Schlobohm
as Shannon
Teresa Yenque
as Maria, the Babysitter
Kiran Merchant
as Newspaper Vendor
Tom Riis Farrell
as Waiter
Caleb Freundlich
as Cosmos
Jayne Houdyshell
as Sex Addicts Leader
Kate Jennings Grant
as Woman Who Can't Get Enough
Jim Gaffigan
as Gordon, Bitter Sex Addict
Steven Glenn
as Rocker at the Bar
Paul Hecht
as Amis
Sherry Ham
as Lincoln Center Fan
Gretchen Cleevely
as Assistant Stage Manager
Sean Dugan
as Stage Manager
Hollis Granville
as Stage Actor
Chris Champeau
as Audience Member
Francine Beers
as Old Lady
Liv Freundlich
as Older Maggie
Noelle Beck
as Flight Attendant


Bart Freundlich
Bart Freundlich
Sidney Kimmel
Tim Perell
Bart Freundlich
Tim Orr
Daniel Wise
Musical Direction/Supervision
Clint Mansell
Composer (Music Score)
John Gilroy
Kevin Thompson
Production Designer
Paul Bernard
Associate Producer
Meredith Zamsky
Associate Producer
Evelyn O'Neill
Executive Producer
Marina Grasic
Executive Producer
Mila Khalevich
Set Decorator
Michael Clancy
Costume Designer
William Sarokin
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Bernard
First Assistant Director
Leni Calas
Production Manager
Douglas Aibel
Sherry Heart
Department Head Hair
Andy Kris
Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Russo
Stunts Coordinator
Tania Ribalow
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.
Visual Effects Supervisor
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.
Visual Effects Producer
Annemarie Bradley
Key Hairstylist
Maya Hardinge
Peter Bucossi
Stunts Coordinator
Susan Reilly Lehane