Trust is the second feature film from writer/director Hal Hartley (The Unbelievable Truth). The film concerns the unusual romance/friendship between two young misfits wandering the same Long Island town. When Maria (Adrienne Shelly), a recent high schooldropout, announces her unplanned pregnancy to her family, her father dies of a heart attack, her mother (Merritt Nelson) immediately evicts her and her boyfriend breaks up with her. Lonely and nowhere to go, she wanders into town, searching for a place tostay. Along the way, she meets Matthew (Martin Donovan), a highly educated and extremely moody electronic repairman living with his domineering and abusive father (John MacKay). The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual identification and trust, while their families try to bring an end to their fragile and largely conceptual relationship. The great cast includes Edie Falco (The Sopranos) as Maria's older sister.