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Trust Fund

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Lightweight drama lacks logic and depth.

Movie PG 2016 107 minutes
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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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