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It's not quite as bad as that makes it sound, the reasons being David Duchovny and Julianne Moore. They have decent onscreen chemistry, and they are both good enough to make you care, at least a little, for the characters.
It's pretty standard fare, although there are a few quite funny scenes, a case in point being Rebecca Pollack (Moore), on her 'last carb day for a while', shoving as much cake down her throat as possible and choking. Grasping for a drink, the only thing to hand is a bottle of wine. It showcases Julianne Moore's under-used gift for physical comedy, something also seen in Evolution which, like Trust the Man also stars Duchovny and is decidedly average.
It may be set in New York, but this is no Annie Hall. It's not terrible, but it's forgettable.
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Manohla at The New York Times is even less impressed than we were, and makes good points, while Stella at the BBC appeared to enjoy it a little more.