“Trust Fund” is the story of Reese Donahue (Jessica Rothe), a young aspiring writer who is living a life that everyone wants. Reese is lured into betraying her father when she discovers the secret that forces her to choose between the predestined life that she knows and what appears to be the destiny her mother wanted her to have.
“Trust Fund” is a relevant movie in so many ways. It’s the story of two sisters who work at their father’s (Kevin Kilner) publishing company. They have two very different personalities. Reese (Jessica Rothe) is the creative one, a writer, who is also restless and has traveled to Italy. Audrey (Louise Dylan) is the practical one who is dependable and works hard at the company. When Reese becomes bored, she learns she has inherited five million dollars from her mother, who is now deceased. She transfers the money to an account in Italy without her father’s knowledge and then leaves without telling him. In Italy, she returns to a relationship she had with a man named Milo (Sean Wing), who buys stolen diamonds with Reese’s money without her knowing it and intends to sell them on the black market.
When Reese sees the kind of man Milo is, she realizes she made a mistake and heads back home. Her father welcomes her with open arms and throws a celebration dinner for her return, but Audrey isn’t so quick to embrace her prodigal sister’s return. In time, Reese becomes close with a man she’s known for a long time, Sam (Matt Kane), who just passed his law exam and is torn between moving to England or seeing where his relationship with Reese takes him. Also, Reese has her book published with the help of her father’s new girlfriend, Meredith (Ana Ortiz). Soon Reese and Audrey realize they are better together than apart, especially when their father decides to sell the publishing company.
The movie features themes of forgiveness, family loyalty, and following one’s own heart. We are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus.