Wednesday, November 27, 2013

DVD Review: When Calls the Heart

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Edify Media, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it. 

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Looking for a perfect movie for tomorrow afternoon, to usher in the Christmas season, for those NOT wanting to watch football?

I have a wonderful one for you that meets that criteria!

When Calls the Heart debuted on the Hallmark Channel to more than 3.2 million viewers, making it the No. 1 movie of the week on ad-supported cable, and it was just released on DVD this past week!

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Synopsis:
 When Calls the Heart tells the story of a young high society teacher receiving her first classroom post in a prairie town in the Western Frontier.  Determined to prove to her family that she is brave enough to live on her own,  Elizabeth (Poppy Drayton) struggles with her own fears and doubts until she discovers her late Aunt's diary.  Her aunt (Maggie Grace), also named Elizabeth, had set off on a similar adventure as a teacher into the frontier, where she struggled with prairie life and eventually met and fell in love with a Royal Canadian Mountie (Stephen Amell).  Reading her aunt’s words, the young Elizabeth decides to put her future in God’s hands and embark on her own adventure where she uses the diary as her guide as well as Edward, another Mountie (Daniel Sharman), sworn to see her arrive.

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Review:
When Calls the Heart is based on the best selling book by Janette Oke (one of the most popular Christian author's ever- she has about 30 million books in print.).  Combined with the directing of Michael Landon, you have an excellent 'Hallmark' movie and all that they term implies- drama, plot, great acting, and the need for a Kleenex, or two! It is a great drama to watch as a family, as it is suitable for everyone, being a Landon production. Isn't it great to know there are still shows made by the Landon family? They were a staple of my childhood, and I remember them very fondly!

 The popularity of the movie, upon it's debut, has led to it becoming a television series, coming out in 2014, as well!  Check out this movie, and you'll be wanting to watch the upcoming series too!



About the Director:
Michael Landon Jr., son of the late television legend Michael Landon, has been in the film business for over 25 years.  With two of the highest rated films in the history of the Hallmark channel, and several top ten releases targeted to the Christian market, Michael has become known for creating heartfelt, inspiring films that connect to the family.  He has developed and/or produced, directed, and written screenplays for Fox, CBS, NBC, Disney, Sony, Lifetime, and others.

About Word Entertainment:  
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.



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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great movie. I used to watch Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid and I loved that so I'm sure I would love this one too.

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