Trust is the story of Maria (Adrienne Shelly), a teenager from Long Island, who is having the day from hell. As Maria admits to her father that she is pregnant, he goes off in a rage and drops dead on the spot of a heart-attack. Her mother (Edie Falco) holds her responsible for his death and kicks her out of the house while telling her she will never forgive her for killing him. To compound matters for Maria as she tells her boyfriend that she is pregnant he dumps her, running off to football practice. As Maria finds herself alone and homeless she stumbles upon Mathew (Martin Donovan) a grenade wielding electronics whiz who offers to help her sort things out. This quirky and achingly honest film by Hal Hartley teams up two misfits in a strange story of love, hope and redemption, where the two of them find they can help each other more then they ever thought possible.