"A VOW TO CHERISH" (not rated) (1999) (83 mins) by World Wide Pictures ISBN 1-56408-194-X
("not rated" equivalent to a PG13).
"Captures your mind, your heart and your soul."
Dr. Ted Baehr, Movieguide
"Paints a compelling picture of love forever."
Ramona Cramer Tucker, Today's Christian Woman
Emmy Award Winner Barbara Babcock (Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman) leads a talented cast in this moving love story that will change families for good. Also stars Tony Award winner Ken Howard (The White Shadow), Ossie Davis (Promised Land), Donna Bullock (Air Force One) and David Morin (Come the Morning).
John Brighton (Howard) and his wife Ellen (Babcock) are faced with a merciless illness that will either confirm their love or destroy their marriage.
Pulled in all directions by a selfish brother (Morin), a new jogging partner (Bullock) and a spiritual mentor (Davis), John must search his soul for the true meaning of commitment and the vows he made so many years ago.
http://www.billygraham.org/wwp_index.asp (World Wide Pictures)
War Room is one of the best produced Christian Movie in recent years!
There were many amazing small miracles that occurred during the making of this film - make sure you watch the special features that come with the DVD to be inspired not only by this movie but by the story of it's making as well! Yonko Mali, A Movie Ministry
Overall Rating 4 Stars
Acting 4 Stars
Photography 3 Stars
Story 4 Stars
Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all -- great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. but appearances can be deceiving. Their world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a "war room" and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony's hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends with his family and prove Miss Clara's wisdom that victories don't come by accident.
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"When Calls the Heart" (The Movie)
"When Calls the Heart"
If you do not want to view the entire 3 seasons of the TV show but want to find out what all the excitement is about, watch the movie.
It's a great movie, with fantastic scenery and good acting and an interesting twist to the book's plot. The actors playing the "older" or "original" Elizabeth and her Mountie are great but the young actors who play the "younger" Elizabeth and her Mountie do a good enough job but they lack the tension and better acting found in the TV series.
But in either case I think you will enjoy the movie. I rate it 3 stars.
From the DVD Hallmark (2013) movie jacket:
"When Calls the Heart is the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young school teacher in 1910 who, through the discovery of her aunt's secret diary, finds the courage to leave her big city home to accept a teaching position in a frontier coal mining town. And in the process, she also finds the potential for love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie."
Written and directed by Michael Landon, Jr.
Starring Maggie Grace, Stepehn Amell, Popy Drayton, Daneil Sharman
Approved by the Dove Foundation.
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Courageous (PG-13) (129 mins)
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“Powerful, heroic, entertaining, and life-changing!”
Tony Dungy, Super Bowl-Winning Coach
“One of the most moving films I have ever seen!” – Franklin Graham, President/CEO of Billy Graham Evangelical Association & Samaritan’s Purse
Courageous - “Honor begins at home.”
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes and their partners are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, fears, faith and fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God … and to their children?
* Tony Dungy - Super Bowl Winning Couch
* Franklin Graham - President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Samaritans Purse
Amish Grace (NR not rated but we would rate it PG13)
"An inspirational true story of forgiveness."
Amish Grace movie is based on the true news story about the tragedy of how the Amish reacted to the killing of 5 innocent Amish school children in Pennsylvania by a distraught man.
Staring Kimberly Williams-Paisley (TV's According to Jim and Father of the Bride 1&2) who leads a talented cast in the highest-rated original film ever to appear on the lifetime Movie Network. When a tragedy takes the lives of five Amish schoolgirls in Pennsylvania, Ida (Williams-Paisley)m the mother of one of the girls, faces a profound test of faith. As she begins to feel like an outsider within her own community, Ida must decide whether or not to stay with the Amish -- and her beloved husband (Matt Letshcer). Delicately crafted and featuring poignant performances, this film is a moving testament to the power of forgiveness.