23 November 2013

When Calls The Heart, A Film By Michael Landon, Jr., DVD review

  • Run Time: 89 minutes
Available as of 19th November, 2013.


The Movie that began one of the first Television Series inspired by Janette Oke's novel!

When Calls the Heart, directed by Michael Landon Jr. and based on the best-selling books by Janette Oke, 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.

Note: 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.  
Distributed by Word Entertainment, the DVD is now available to purchase in Christian Retail.

Here are my thoughts:

At the turn of the century aspiring teacher Elizabeth Thatcher is anxiously seeking a position which will prove to her family she can indeed take care of herself. 

A Society girl, she dreads leaving the comforts of home but when the opportunity to teach in Coal City comes up, she embraces the challenge. 

An old diary written by her father's younger sister and her namesake fuels Elizabeth's imagination and she is determined to discover a whole new life out west for herself. 
Fearing for their daughter, her parents seek the help of a family friend, now a Mountie, to chaperon her whilst she travels to her destination.

What happens then is just the sort of adventure Elizabeth is seeking and the realization of what it entails, exceeds her wildest dreams!

Based on the novel written by Janette Oke, When Calls The Heart reflects the family entertainment we have learned to expect from Director Michael Landon Jr

With stunning scenery and even more beautifully detailed costumes, this sweet story gives you the opportunity to treat your loved ones to a great Christian movie with a wonderful message!

5 Stars!

I received a copy of this DVD title from Edify Media Inc/Word Entertainment to review . I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.  

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