I received the “When Calls the Heart – Lost & Found” movie from Elliott with Edify Media, Inc. and was asked to watch the movie and post a review on my blog about it. I had already seen the first “When Calls The Heart” movie, and loved it – you can find my review on that here. I loved the first movie and it was something I was so excited to find out that might become a TV series. I grew up in the “House on the Prairie” days and always loved those shows. Wholesome, family friendly and thought provoking. There is so little of that in today’s world. I have to be so careful with shows that are on TV, and movies that we watch, because in today’s society, the bad words and inappropriate behavior are like the norm. Well, in my family, we try hard to not make it that way. Movies like this have a story to them, something you can talk about as a family and even learn from.
This movie seems to be a carryover from the first, however, it was weird how some of the stuff didn’t match the ending of the first one. There was a different “Mountie” in the first movie that was actually there at the stage coach robbery. In this one, he wasn’t and isn’t there. Kind of weird, but that is nothing that takes away from the meaning of the film.
I love the story of this one and the cast is amazing. I told my husband that it reminded me of my Grandma (I call her Nan – since she is from Wales). In this movie, the women actually take the reigns to work in the mine to save their property, which many thought was a weird deal. I remember Nan telling me that when the men got called to war back in the 40’s or so, the women had to take over in a bomb factory and other places that were left empty. Really hit home to how these ladies were and are such strong people in society!
There were many parts that had you laughing, some brought me to tears, but all in all, this movie was a amazing and a great addition to the “When Calls The Heart” series. I so hope that DISH Network will start airing these shows if they become a series on TV. I love them!!
Thanks Elliott at Edify Media, Inc. for letting us view this movie and give our opinions on it.
When Calls The Heart – “Lost and Found”
On DVD – From the Television Series inspired by the writings of Janette Oke
Nashville , TN – When Calls the Heart, Produced and directed by Michael Landon Jr. and inspired by the best-selling books by Janette Oke, tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young high society teacher receiving her first classroom post in a prairie town in the Western Frontier. Also stars Lori Loughlin as Abigail Stanton, a widow and mother whose husband, along with a dozen other miners, was killed in an explosion at the local mine. When Calls the Heart- “Lost and Found” is a feature length film from the first two episodes of the When Calls the Heart television series. The When Calls the Heart television series debuted on the Hallmark Channel to more than 3 million viewers, making it the No. 2 for the night on all of cable for the primary telecast at 9 p.m and No. 3 overall in households. Distributed by Word Entertainment, The DVD will be available to purchase in Christian Retail February 25th, 2014.
Synopsis- “When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a 19th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.
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“A TERRIFIC SERIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY”
“ABSOLUTLEY BEAUTIFUL AND VERY ENTERTAINING”
Michael Landon Jr. – Director: Michael Landon Jr., son of the late television legend Michael Landon, has been in the film business for over 25 years. With two of the highest rated films in the history of the Hallmark channel, and several top ten releases targeted to the Christian market, Michael has become known for creating heartfelt, inspiring films that connect to the family. He has developed and/or produced, directed, and written screenplays for Fox, CBS, NBC, Disney, Sony, Lifetime, and others.
Brian Bird – Writer/Producer : Brian Bird is co-founder with partner Michael Landon, Jr., of Believe Pictures, a film and television production company. He was co-executive producer and writer on the successful television series, Touched by an Angel. Adding to Brian’s success, he had also written and produced episodes of Evening Shade, Step by Step and The Family Man. Most recently, Bird wrote and produced Gametime, a two-hour television pilot for NBC, The Shunning, inspired by the novel by best-selling author Beverly Lewis, for the Hallmark Channel, and Not Easily Broken, adapted from the novel by T.D. Jakes and released theatrically by Sony/TriStar.
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