False Advertising: Poster for LOVE & DISTRUST “Starring” Robert Pattinson, Robert Downey Jr., and Sam Worthington

     November 7, 2010


While Steve was busy snapping photos at the American Film Market (AFM), he grabbed a shot of a surprising poster for Love & Distrust.  The film boasted a star-studded cast featuring Robert Pattinson, Robert Downey Jr., Sam Worthington, Amy Adams, and James Franco.  Somehow, we had never reported on or even heard of this movie.  Of course, there was the standard note in the corner about “Credits Not Contractual”.  They may not be contractual, but they can certainly be misleading.  Hit the jump to check out the poster, and to learn why you’ve probably never heard of this movie and why buyers should beware.

After doing a bit of research, I discovered that Love & Distrust is already available to own on DVD in UK.  Here’s the official synopsis:

Featuring a host of Hollywood A-listers, including Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga, Remember Me), Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes) and Amy Adams (Sunshine Cleaning, Enchanted), Love & Distrust is a heartfelt tale of the passions and perils of love in all its forms. Split into five stories that focus on the lives of a group of beautiful yet troubled twenty-somethings, Love & Distrust explores the dark heart of romance, the secrets we can never tell and the heartache it can cause. Battling temptation and the pull of seduction, the fight for love can never be easy.

But the reader reviews tell a different story:

KJ 79 says:

I bought this collection of 5 short films due to the fact that Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr starred. However, they appeared for approximatley 5 seconds each! Really wish I had not wasted my money.

GLD1967 says:

I bought this DVD of 5 short films only because Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr starred in it. However, they appeared for approx 5 seconds each and i was HUGELY disappointed! I really do wish I had’t have bothered or even wasted my money! Just be warned, … its not what you expect it to be !!! G.x

indanthrone says:

This is a compilation of 5 movies. One of which is “The Summer House” With a short appearance by Robert Pattinson. The DVD has quite a misleading description and cover. Makes it look like Rob is starring in a film with Robert Downey et al. MMM. So the only part Rob has is in it is the short role he had in “The summer house”. Just letting people know who may have it already.

In all fairness, the word “distrust” is in the title.  Here’s the poster Steve found at AFM.  Click on the image to see a larger version:


  • Anonymous

    Well, that’s what happens when you buy movies based solely on your need to see Robert Pattinson.

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  • jamais

    The one with (very young) Sam Worthington is a short (circa 15 minutes long) called “Blue Poles”. Quite adorable, set in the weed smoking Australia of the 70s. Classy cinematography. Can be found on You Tube, no need to buy the DVD though ;-)

    • Miya

      Yup I also noticed a younger Sam Worthington in the few seconds of him in the “Love & Distrust” trailer. I also connected it to the short film “Blue Poles” from 2004 as a YouTube video. I’m also not going to bother buying it to see the guy for what maybe five minutes.

      • jamais

        Well, he is in most of these 15 minutes, if not on camera then as VO.

        But the reason why I’m so glad this short got some attention is that there are some talented people behind I’m waiting to get noticed. Darcy Yuille/Steward Klein director/writer duo have another cool short called Car Park, and as I wrote earlier I like Gareth Tillson’s photography in Blue Poles.

  • Annie

    The one with Robert Pattinson is NOT Love and distrust. It’s called “Summer House”. You can buy it from itunes. It was released to itunes like months ago.

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  • twmmy

    Well, that’s happened when you buy any dvd without looking after what is that about. I don’t buy anything…And if you did your homework, you knew it’s 5 different films, with different stories, without the big names. But must say, I bought all dvd’s of Rob, and.. Johnny Depp and… Harrison Ford without hesitating, just because they are in . That means what a fan making.

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  • Cait

    Worst movie EVER!

  • Cait

    Worst movie EVER!

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  • Only_one_fate

    Honestly, I found the movie to be truly amazing. granted, it wasn’t what I expected but once I watched it, I found it to be so much greater than I could of ever imagined. I believe most people don’t enjoy the movie because it take a but more than the average, mediocre, mind to understand. The stories have broad endings giving the viewer the chance to create a meaning and an idea all their own. Our beloved stars do superbly given the short amount of time each gets on screen. The point I’m trying to make here, is the movie is certainly out of the ordinary, but if you can push past your conformist mindset you’ll find a movie worth cherishing for all time.

    • jacob

      that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. you have a mental disability.

  • Cabraldeb

    I saw this on dvd and was truly disappointed as well. They explain it differently on the backside then how it really is. The stars are barely in it!!! Never judge a dvd by the case. If you do on this one, you won’t be happy at all.

  • Evelyn Diana Dominguez

    This movie was a big disappointment… never in my life have I watched a movie were I’m left like Wtf was dat…. ugh….. I need to get my money back LOL

  • Winter

    I saw this movie to be honest just for the actors, I LOVE Robert Pattinson, Sam Worthington, & James Franco. But this movie was bad! All the five stories were unrelated and made no sense. I was like WTF just happened? I like watching movies where you know what is going on and don’t have to find a meaning for yourself. If I wanted to venture and use my imagination, I would read a book.

  • jasmine

    movie was awful! i kept waiting to see how the stories connected or that moment where i go “ohhh ok, now that makes sense” but never happens. just a bunch of pointless little stories wrapped up in one boring disappointing movie.

  • s.c.naiad

    @ only_one_fate. You are a moron. I think its humorous that you try and act like we are all just simple minded idiots when the only simple thing about this film was that it simply swallows pineapples for donkey rides.