Thursday, March 13, 2014

When Calls the Heart: Lost & Found DVD Review

*Disclosure: I received a copy of the following DVD in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

About When Calls the Heart: Lost & Found:
“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.

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.

Take a peak at the following preview of the series:


My Review:
I want to start off by saying that this movie was thoroughly enjoyed by my whole family.  I always enjoy Hallmark films and I really appreciate that they are safe for my family to see as well.  This is one that my kids have even asked to watch again.  Morgan, going on 8 years old (crazy!), especially likes the developing relationship between the characters, Elizabeth and Jack.  I really get a kick out of her giggling, then hiding under the blanket as if the conversations between the two is just too much.

In seeing the show that was made to lead into this one, I have to say there were bits that were confusing at first.  How Elizabeth knows the Constable is completely different, as well as a few other minor things.  The actors are different as well, but none of this takes away from the movie at all.  It is still completely enjoyable to watch and you can't help but want to see what comes next! :-)

And if you don't want to take my word for what a great series this is, read what others have had to say:

“A TERRIFIC SERIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY”
-Dove Foundation
“absolutley beautiful and very entertaining”
-Movie Guide

Buy It!
When Calls the Heart: Lost &Found released on DVD February 25th, and can be purchased at Christianbook.com for $14.99.

Thank you to Edify Media for providing me a review copy.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see it. I really enjoyed the first movie. Maybe I should watch it with Morgan? Sound fun!

Oma

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love this show!!! I'm sad we've reached the end of the season.