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Movies at our house tend to be my husband and I watching a children’s cartoon with my daughter, and it’s hard to find family-oriented movies on TV or video that are appropriate for children of any age to watch. My daughter even gets scared when we’ve tried to watch some of the classic cartoon films from our childhood when the villains appear or if there is too much conflict, so we have to be pretty picky about movies. I felt that the themes and storyline of the upcoming Family Movie Night “Truth Be Told” movie, presented by Walmart and P&G, were appropriate for children of any age to watch . It may not keep the attention of a toddler or preschooler, mind you, but get out the popcorn or candy and they will surely be thrilled to sit along side you.
I enjoyed the little plug for the environment towards the first half hour of the film when they arrive at the ranch. “Take care of the land and the land takes care of you”. There are many other lessons and sub-themes to discuss with your children like the value of hard work, however, the main theme of the film is about truth. The whole premise of the movie is that Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure from “Full House”), the leading Marriage Counselor in Colorado who is ironically never been married, pretends to be married to an old college friend. It is a heartwarming story that also provides a great opportunity to discuss honesty and the consequences of lying with your kids. When is lying OK? Is it ever OK?
Be sure to mark your calendars, have a movie night in with the family and tune in on Saturday April 16th for the premiere of “Truth Be Told” on FOX at 8PM ET/7PM CT. It’s only a couple of days away!
When leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure) is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show, she jumps at the chance. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent widower, Mark Crane (David James Elliott), to pose as a married couple with kids. Their story starts to unravel when Annie and Mark join her eccentric soon-to-be boss (Ronny Cox) for a weekend at his ranch in New Mexico. Comical misunderstandings mark the event as Annie struggles to keep up the ruse, finding herself emotionally invested and conflicted by her own conscience. Will she confess the truth about her marital status and her feelings for Mark… and will the truth set them free?
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a movie kit to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.