Sword of Trust Pokes Fun, Shows Relationships
Sword of Trust
Directed by Lynn Shelton
Written by Lynn Shelton & Michael Patrick O’Brien
Low-key humor is my favorite thing about Lynn Shelton movies* and Sword of Trust provides a full scabbard. The other thing she does well is to showcase relationships; in this film we get to see a long-term relationship between Cynthia and Mary,** plus how they interact with two pawn shop employees*** when they go to sell the inherited sword that purports to show the South won the Civil War. The film takes a few gentle pokes at internet conspiracies and had more than a couple great scenes with Marc Maron**** that elevate an already solid movie.
The verdict: Recommended
Cost: $5.99, because Matt and I split a month of ad-free Hulu plus some shenanigans with a free trial of Hulu+Showtime because Hulu lied to me and said this movie was available on Hulu.
Where watched: at home
Consider also watching:
*Though she died in May, I’m not up to writing about her in the past tense.
**Jillian Bell and Michaela Watkins who also starred in the excellent Brittany Runs a Marathon
***Jon Bass’ commitment to his slack jaw was impressive.
****Maron talking about how he came to own the pawnshop plus his interaction with two men harassing the group.
- What’s your favorite part of a Lynn Shelton film?
- What was the best nickname in this film?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
Marc Maron scored the film. The blues guitar solos heard throughout were played by him.
Other reviews of Sword of Trust:
- Lorry Kikta, Film Threat
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post