A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Promotes taking responsibility for oneself, learning lessons taught by experience, and appreciation for family.
Positive Role Models
Unsympathetic heroine finds her heart as she comes of age; acquires empathy, integrity, gratitude, and positive impacts of hard work. She never suffers consequences of her past behavior. Father is sensitive, loving, wise, and constructive; doesn't make sure daughter pays price for her bad decisions. Some ethnic diversity.
Violence & Scariness
One mildly suspenseful scene during which heroine escapes from a bad situation on a train.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing and embracing. One early morning scene makes it clear that an unmarried couple has spent the night together.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Social drinking. Cigar smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Trust Fund is a drama about a young woman who learns a great deal about responsibility, maturity, and integrity. Reese Donahue, though talented and very rich, makes mistakes that threaten her well-being and her family relationships. For forgiveness, she must rely on that family and her own efforts to make amends. Kisses and embraces along with the presumption that Reese has slept with a man she cares about are the only sexual moments in the movie. Adults drink in social situations; cigar smoking is shown. One suspenseful scene occurs in which the heroine is in mild jeopardy. OK for mature tweens and up. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Sandra L. Martin's efficient direction and some lovely visuals are wasted in an uninspired story that relies on coincidence and gives short shrift to both character and logic. Fortuitous encounters (especially with a ludicrous private investigator) and unlucky timing that leads to a romantic misunderstanding are simply devices to keep the story moving where it needs to go. Nothing about Reese suggests that she might be a fine writer -- she's too shallow and selfish and chooses to live an unexamined life.
Still, there's nothing offensive about Trust Fund -- no swearing, sex, or violence. Jessica Rothe does her best with the material; as Reese, she's likable and vibrant. Kevin Kilner stands out for his sincere performance as Reese's dad. Overall it's OK, but there are more inspired dramas out there.
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