The movie Trust Fund from Mapelle Films and the book Love Was Near
I was quite excited when I learned that Mapelle Films‘ movie Trust Fund producer/cinematographer is Isaac Alongi, who just so happened to be home schooled! I am always excited to learn of home school success stories.
My daughter was EXTREMELY excited because there was a book that accompanies the movie.
I personally found the movie sad. Perhaps as a parent raising a teenage girl in a society that can seem all too selfish is why. I found myself feeling incredibly sorry for the main characters and their tribulations, albeit extremely unrealistic. The movie drew me in quickly to the classic tale of the older and younger sibling and the oh-too doting father. Unfortunately, the incredulous circumstances, however, left me feeling this was closer to a Disney Fairytale Princess story. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the movie. I must admit parts had me wondering just how long the movie was. It seemed a bit drawn out at times, yet other times seemed to somehow skip over details. Bare in mind, this story is geared towards teenage girls, I am certainly no teenager! My opinion means nothing, my daughter’s is the important one.
The accompanying book, Love Was Near, is a wonderful tool to delve further behind the movie and the main character’s plight and innermost views/thoughts. It contains a way for young girls to further explore their own choices in difficult scenarios. There is even a download study guide to further explore into the movie’s theme.
“Although it is not the type of movie I would normally watch, as I like action movies with fantasy, I actually really liked the movie and the way it is a parable for the prodigal son, which is actually my favorite parable to read! The story line is so true to young adults nowadays and I believe it can teach us all a valuable lesson! The book was a perfect companion for the movie. Although, I think they need a better editor because the grammar and punctuation were atrocious!”
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