The notion of pedophilia on film is a tricky subject. Just how far do you go in representing something that 99.9% of the worlds population deems utterly reprehensible? David Schwimmer in his second feature after the much more light hearted Run, Fatboy, Run tackles this challenge with gumption in his psychological sexual thriller Trust. Whether youre a fan of Schwimmer or not, he has a certain directorial flair and he handles his subject with tact. Released today on Blu-ray and DVD, our review follows. Fourteen-year-old Annie (Liana Liberato) is like any other teenager: she wants to grow up too quickly and spends her days trying to impress the popular girls at her school. At home, she spends her time chatting in online chatrooms. When she starts talking to a guy who claims to be another high school student, they become fast friends and Annie begins to consider Charlie (Chris Henry Coffey) her first boyfriend. After months of communicating via the chatroom and also on the phone, Charlie convinces Annie that they should meet. After a number of revelations where Charlie continually increases his age - Annie discovers that Charlie is in no way who he originally claimed to be. When he takes her to a hotel room and rapes her, the happy suburban life of her family is shattered. In severe shock, Annies parents, Will and Lynn (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener), have to come to terms with what has happened to their daughter, the laborious police investigation and Annies reluctance to see that Charlies actions were wrong. Struggling to support Annie and finding it difficult to come to terms her loss of innocence, Will decides that the only way to handle the situation may be to take it into his own hands? Trust is a rather routine thriller that will certainly be far too predictable for a lot of audiences to be anything other than evening filler, but it still remains a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging film. As a directorial debut, the film is commendable. Schwimmer handles the controversial subject matter of the narrative with grace, cutting away from any truly graphic moments that may go too far. Whilst there are moments that will probably make most viewers feel uncomfortable the prime example being the not yet developed, painfully skinny and childlike Annie showing off a lingerie set to Charlie: really disturbing Schwimmer decides to only hint at the truly unsettling elements. What he achieves is a film that has an underlying disturbed and unsettled tone, without being too uncomfortable to watch. He also displays a natural flair for direction, with fluid transitions between scenes and some eye-catching and impressive camerawork. Visually, the film is the perfect image of polite, civilised suburbia, but Schwimmer manages to employ some rather expressionistic camera angles at key points, helping to strip away this false mask of pleasantry to reveal the sordid underbelly of small town life and the world wide web. The performances from the lead cast are solid, if not generally outstanding. Liana Liberato is admirable in her role of Annie: something that must have been a huge challenge. She proficiently captures Annies obsession with growing up and her desperation to fit in at school, but she really comes into her own in the more emotional and dramatic scenes after the rape. Never pushing her performance too far, Liberato remains credible as a victim and refrains from becoming irritating. Her abilities as an actress are impressive for her young age (shes only just turned 16 a few days ago) and whilst she is occasionally a little stilted in her performance she works well with the material to make Annie a mascot for your average teenage girl. Chris Henry Coffey is also perfectly cast as the reprehensible Charlie. Filling his performance with the right amount of charm (its easy to see how he manages to groom Annie), manipulation and malice, Charlie is a character that will make most viewers skin crawl for Coffeys excellent portrayal. Clive Owen and Catherine Keener have been better elsewhere, but both are proficient in their roles of the distressed parents. Whilst the actions of Owens character are understandable and justifiable, its hard not to just write him off as an irritation and hindrance to the FBI team handling the crime.