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Monday, August 14, 2017

Movie Monday: Be Charmed with the Road Less Traveled! (review and giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this DVD, free of charge,from Shout Factory for review and giveaway 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,  all opinions are my own.

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Need a last minute family movie night for the teens and you, or the coed about to leave the nest?

I've got JUST the one for you!


Walk down the Road Less Traveled, with country star Lauren Alaina, 
when her first feature film hits DVD on September 19, 2017
in collaboration with MarVista Entertainment.

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Alaina is fresh off of hitting the #1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with her single “Road Less Traveled,” the film’s title track, which she co-wrote with hit makersMeghan Trainor and Jesse Frasure. The track was released on her hit album of the same name in early 2017. An empowering and autobiographical song, “Road Less Traveled” celebrates authenticity and marching to the beat of a different drum.

DVD Synopsis:

In Road Less Traveled, country music artist Charlotte comes back home to Tennessee a week before she’s set to get married, hoping to borrow her late mother’s wedding dress from her grandmother. But when she runs into her high school sweetheart, Ray, sparks begin to fly. As emotions with Ray get complicated and her record label continues to pressure her to write a new hit song, Charlotte questions if she ever should have left Tennessee in the first place and if she’s even marrying the right man.

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Directed by Blair Hayes (Bubble Boy; Great Plains), and produced by Stacia Crawford (Sheltered; Forsaken), the film also stars Charlene Tilton (Dallas; The Love Boat), Jason Burkey (Coffee Shop; October Baby; Chloe), and Donny Boaz (Dallas; My All-American; Forsaken).

Besides the title track, Alaina has a second original song in the movie, an inspirational love song titled “Holding the Other.”


Check out The Trailer:



Review:

First off, this is definitely a 'chick flick', making it perfect for that last girls movie night before school starts! It might not seem like a goof 'family' pick, but it allows for plenty of discussion- is Charlotte making the right decision, when do we let go of past hurts and assumptions that caused them, do you march to your own drummer and yes, even, do they need to drink so much? I did let Miss Grace watch this movie, as it is her favorite song, and I knew already it was safe enough for her to watch, but it was funny when she turn into a little Temperamist, demanding why they had to drink SO much at the 'bachelor party', why they couldn't just have FUN. Course this is a country kid talking, who insisted Charlotte had to miss all the cool stuff like hanging out by the campfire and lake. I did have to explain that the 'girls' were actually in their later 20s, so it was acceptable. She just saw them as more about 21! LOL, but based on their careers, 27-29 would be more accurate. Which then lead into discussions about how you have to pick your path and what is right for you, which might not be what your family wants. I was actually impressed with how much she GOT from the movie!


Alaina is a great role model in this movie for girls. Miss Grace was quite enamored about how she looked like a 'country girl' and not uber skinny like most girls in movies nowadays, and "has hips like me!". Scary commentary from a 10 year old in some way, but I saw her point and she was right. Alaina looks great, but she isn't a size 0, but she it fit for HER body, and that is perfectly fine. She is a super singer (see video above), a pretty decent actress and very charming. She comes across in all the interviews I've seen as very down to earth, and thankful for the success she has had. All in all, a model for our girls! 

No bonus features on this DVD unfortunately, which was the only drawback I could see! But it's a fun movie and we highly recommend it for moms and daughters, or sisters!

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About Alaina

Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of American Idol (finishing as the runner-up to Scotty McCreery). In January, Lauren followed up her No. 1 debuting first album with the release of the eagerly-awaited Road Less Traveled. Selected as one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2017, the collection of 12 songs all written by the young star, includes Lauren’s first #1 hit and title track, “Road Less Traveled.”

Lauren has been nominated for several Teen Choice Awards and CMT Music Awards, and the singer/songwriter just received her first ACM nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year.
The “sassy Southerner with killer pipes” (PARADE) has shared the stage with superstars including Alan Jackson and Carrie Underwood. She is currently on the Love Unleashed Tour with Martina McBride and Lauren heads out on the Huntin', Fishin', And Lovin' Every Day Tour with Luke Bryan this summer.


Lauren regularly appears on the Grand Ole Opry, is one of Rdio’s Nashville Rising Artists, is a Spotify Spotlight on Country featured artist and is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. 


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Giveaway:

Lucky ya'll, we love this movie SO much, we were able to get not 1, but 3 copies to giveaway!

Yup- 3 winners each get their own copy of this sweet move!




About Shout:

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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