What I found most refreshing is that in this movie, when Reese hits bottom (as we all sometimes do), she is remorseful and she is offered grace. Owning up to her situation, Reese calls her dad to ask if she can return home. She realizes that she doesn't deserve special treatment, but she is welcomed home and loved unconditionally. This is a tale of family, a tale of sisters reunited, and a tale full of the declarations of what true love really is and how to focus on what matters most in life -- relationship.
Although there is a substantial sum of money involved in the plot of the movie, for me it wasn't as much about money as it was about a daughter realizing that she has lost the good that was intended for her. In making the choices that she did, Reese realizes she has blown the big plans set aside for her life. But isn't that just like all of us? How often do we blow GOD's original plan (Plan A) and end up with Plan B instead?
Trust Fund is a full-length feature film and is nicely made and produced. I consider it to be family-friendly as there was no foul language. Real world, real life situations were handled with extreme caution and were presented in good taste. An interesting movie that will get you all up in the feelings, it's enjoyable by all. My husband even liked it and that's saying something. He's a bit of a movie snob and was afraid it would be a "chick flick." Indeed, there was enough action to keep him beside me throughout the entire film.
As an added bonus, the book Love Was Near complements the movie and would be a nice follow-up for your preteen/teen daughters. Inspired by the Trust Fund movie, Love Was Near is written from the perspective of Reese and includes journaled, "Dear Diary" pages that offer insight into the backstory -- complete with handwritten text and doodles. Girls will be able to greet Reese as an old friend as they answer questions and dig deeper behind-the-scenes into the relationships that make Reese who she is. They may just see a bit of themselves as they work to find their place in this world and they will see that all choices and decisions affect the bigger picture.
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As for me and my house, we are looking forward to the next Mapelle Films movie. How about you?
I was given the opportunity to review Trust Fund: Know Who to Trust from Mapelle Films as a member of the Homeschool Review Crew. You can check out the Crew Review and see what other members of the Homeschool Review Crew thought of this fascinating science resource and other curriculum we reviewed (or just click on the banner below.)