22 February 2013

The Bouquet (Or Every Dream Deserves A Chance To Grow), DVD review

DVD Release Date: February 5, 2013
ASIN: B00A4Y62K4


Two estranged sisters torn apart by their differences suddenly find themselves working together towards a common goal in the heartwarming drama, The Bouquet. 

For years, overachiever Terri (Kristy Swanson) and her idealistic sister, Mandy (Alberta Mayne), have kept their distance from each other, as well as from their parents struggling florist business. But when a tragic turn of events brings both women home, they discover just how much they need one another in order to continue their family legacy. 

Filled with romance, humor and hope, it s an endearing story about making time for the ones you love. 

My thoughts:

If like me you like a clean, well done family movie with a heartfelt message, this one is for you! I spotted this title a while back and I was very happy to have a librarian recommended only this past week! 
Kristy Swanson of 'What If' stars in this movie along with Michael Shanks, Nicola Canvendish and UNICEF Ambassador Danny Glover amongst others. 

In 'The Bouquet' Nasser Group North delivers once again a moving story which merits a big accolade for its stunning set, family portrait and of course its warm message. 
Like many siblings, business savy Terri and ecology lover sister Mandy have grown apart, each invested in their own interest, one living some 2000 miles away and the other, a mere 20 miles away.

Despite their rural America warm and caring childhood, neither makes much of an effort to be close to their parents or the family florist business, now struggling. 
When tragedy occurs, they must reach an agreement and either help each other or see everything their Mum and Dad worked for lost forever. 
And in doing so, they just might discover love in the air if only they take the time to smell the roses!

This wholesome story is directed by Ann Wheeler, an excellent director known for her approach to scripts we can all relate to. Danny Glover (actor/executive producer) in turn is the preacher and friend whose task it is to bring to the family the serious reality of the failing business. 
The amazing thing is this Christian movie does not rely on Hollywood's Fx but instead showcases some real talents! Bravo!

With colourful floral scenes, (the garden and house are breathtaking!), a sweet romantic story to remind us to be closer to our loved ones whilst there is still time and provides entertainement for the whole family!

5 Stars!
Note to readers: Unless stated otherwise reviews are not requested and reflects only my opinion!


  1. I have a list of books to read when someone has enjoyed it, I add to the list.
    I have been given a lot of books from a friend but a lot are science fiction and frankly I don't know what they are talking half the time so I just about ready to give up on them, and go back to buying books I like.

    1. I have an endless list Merle and refer to it often. Not everyone's taste is mine of course but in general I find kindred spirits share my likes/dislikes in literature!
      I have only twice in my life refused to finish a book (due to expletives and violence). I also like to reread regularly classics (for the unimitable elegant and objective writing).
      A warm hello from the Pacific NW coast, cloudy but hopefully a sun break here and there!

  2. 5 Stars! Yahoo! I know I would love this one, too! It's so nice to know there are still some good movies being made. Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend!

    1. Diane, we prefer movies with a message versus 'Hollywood action and actors'. Ann Wheeler's movies are always worth looking at and Nicola Cavendish is imcomparable! Enjoy!

    2. I'm so glad you are doing these reviews and giving us some options. We love to watch movies at home!

  3. Oh j`ai savait pas que il y a ce film ! Je croit que il est intéressant et le regardée !

    Bonne semaine Noelle !

    xxx Maria xxx

  4. Un film pour toute la famille Masha! Bonjour a tous!

  5. o wow..you speak dutch...:)))

    happy days dearest!!

  6. Hope to find it in Russian. Thanks for a great review, dear Noelle :0)

  7. Natalia, if you do, I would love to hear from you!
    Blessings to you and your family,

  8. I will be looking for this movie. I work for the library and will request that it is purchased if it hasn't been. Thanks for the review.

    1. Sherry, it would be wonderful if you could request it. If your library is anything like ours, too many movies on the shelves are rated R, there are far too little documentaries (and Classical music is a nonentity)!
      Right now, there is a movement to switch to automation (hundres of movies were 'lost', hence the adoption of a 'Tower' system) and like many other things in life, the personal touch of a friendly librarian's recommendation will soon end (like the dinosaurs?). Sad!
      Blessings Dear, glad to see you!


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