A Promise Forever Unfulfilled
Diego Banducci | San Francisco, CA United States | 06/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In the 1930s a film like this would have been described as a "Screwball Comedy" -- stick-in-the mud guy who is feeling sorry for himself after his wife leaves him with his best friend meets a whacko woman who changes his life forever. In other words, a truly enjoyable film, perfect for viewing on a Friday evening.
What makes this film special are (1) a great performance by Ally Sheedy as the whacko girlfriend, and (2) the fact that the fim was directed by Adrienne Shelly, a highly promising young actress and director who had appeared in several of independent film director Hal Hartley's films. Her performance in "Trust" should not be missed by anyone who enjoys over-the-top black humor.
Unfortunately, her artistic promise will never be fully realized. On November 1, 2006 Diego Pillco, a 19-year-old, allegedly confessed to killing Shelly after she complained about the noise he was making in the apartment below hers. She left a grieving husband and 2-year-old daughter.
She will be missed.
An amazingly charming movie
cartaufalous | Austin, TX | 07/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sudden Manhattan may not have been much of a movie, but I enjoyed seeing Adrienne Shelly again enough to also pick up this one when it came out. I wasn't expecting much from it.First surprise: Adrienne Shelly is only in the movie for a few minutes, playing our hero's brother in a bit part. The movie belongs to Ally Sheedy.Second surprise: This is a terrific movie! No longer trying to somehow assemble events and characters from her own life into 120 coherent minutes of film (with coherence the loser when this proved impossible) frees Ms. Shelly to write a good story and make it all work together. It probably doesn't hurt that the cast is so good, but all in all, this is a better, more focused, more likable movie than even Hal Hartley has made in a few years."
A real charmer! :)
Suzanne Bennett | Texas | 04/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie after seeing WAITRESS, Adrienne Shelley's last film. I think I like I'LL TAKE YOU THERE even better than WAITRESS! Both are terrific! I am ordering I'LL TAKE YOU THERE right now, so that I can have my own copy. It is a quirky, creative, charming, fun, movie with an interesting mix of songs (but no soundtrack available apparently.) Adrienne Shelley co wrote the main song for this movie, as she also did for WAITRESS. This is a movie that will take you off guard! Lots of fun!"