In the movie “Trust,” Annie (Liana Liberato) meets a boy on the internet. He’s cute, he’s her age and he really seems to like her. Her parents have no idea. But then the boy confesses that he’s actually a little older than Annie. Still, her parents are in the dark. By the time this “boy” lures Annie to meet him, she is so smitten with the idea of him that his true identity barely matters. Annie’s parents (Oscar nominees Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) find themselves facing every parent’s nightmare. The movie “Trust” is a potent drama that cuts to the core of contemporary family life. It marks a major breakthrough for David Schwimmer. After directing a string of Friends episodes, a movie for television and the feature “Run, Fatboy, Run,” (which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2007), David Schwimmer has emerged as a confident director skilled at handling risky dramatic material with both sensitivity and precision. Although the subject of online child predators is something audiences have grown familiar with, the movie consistently rises above expectations. Credit goes to David Schwimmer and writer Andy Bellin. Here, genre conventions are turned on their head as the film resists predictability to balance nail-biting suspense with heartrending drama. Clive Owen and Catherine Keener are perfectly cast as the grieving parents who react in profoundly different ways, and Oscar nominee Viola Davis delivers another groundbreaking turn as the victim’s therapist. But most impressive are the tour-de-force performances by lesser-known actors Liana Liberato and Chris Henry Coffey. In addition to holding her own alongside an all-star ensemble cast, Liberato’s slow-burning self-realization and climactic breakdown are incredibly raw and authentic. As the architect behind the desolation, Coffey gives a shockingly convincing performance that is equally perverse and plausible. The movie “Trust” is a harrowing and cautionary tale that should be considered recommended viewing for parents, and for their teenaged children.The film made its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.