Sword of Trust

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  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.3  (4,056)
  • 70

Sword of Trust is an American independent film from 2019, directed by Lynn Shelton. The movie stars Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, and Jillian Bell in lead roles. The story of the movie revolves around a civil war sword, which is believed to be proof that the South actually won the war. Cynthia (Jillian Bell) receives the sword as inheritance from her recently deceased grandfather. She decides to sell the sword to a pawn shop. When Cynthia and her partner Mary (Michaela Watkins) visit the pawn shop, they meet Mel (Marc Maron), who is the owner of the store. Mel reveals that the sword has a significant value among conspiracy theorists and that he knows someone who is willing to buy it for a massive amount of money.

Mel and Cynthia's partner Mary come to an agreement to sell the sword to the buyer, but only if they can verify the sword's authenticity first. This leads to a journey to the boonies in Alabama, where the three meet a conspiracy theorist named Nathaniel (Jon Bass), who believes that the South won the Civil War.

Nathaniel introduces them to his acquaintances, who are convinced that the sword is proof of a historical secret. As they all embark on a quest to authenticate the sword, they find themselves in some absurd situations that challenge their beliefs.

The sword becomes a symbol of how much people can believe in the most absurd and improbable things. Throughout the movie, the four characters engage in some moving, funny, and then exhilarating conversations as they try to authenticate the sword.

One of the movie's strengths is the way it uses the sword as a symbol to explore societal attitudes towards issues like race, sexual orientation, and politics. Through the conversations and interactions between the characters, the movie exposes the sometimes-insidious beliefs that we carry with us.

The story's strength is grounded in the excellent performances from the lead actors, particularly Marc Maron, who delivers a nuanced and understated performance as Mel, the pawnshop owner. The combination of humor, absurdity, and poignant conversations makes the movie an enjoyable watch.

The cinematography and editing are also commendable, with the camera work bringing out the beauty of the different locations where the characters find themselves. The sound design is also good, especially the use of silence and music to create tension.

Overall, Sword of Trust is a compelling movie that explores human beliefs and social attitudes in a humorous and poignant way. It is one that is not only entertaining but also thought-provoking. The movie presents an excellent opportunity for a diverse audience to engage in meaningful conversations about various societal issues.

Sword of Trust is a 2019 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 70.

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