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      Love's Unending Legacy

      TV-PG 2007 1h 24m Drama List
      Reviews 83% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Two years after the murder of her husband, a woman (Erin Cottrell) and her young son return home to be near her parents. Read More Read Less

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      Kevin Carr 7M Pictures The music runs almost continuously under the action and drama, leaving me to wonder if the film should have been called Love's Unending Soundtrack. Rated: 2/5 Aug 17, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Love all of these Michael Landon Jr movies. But this one had ONE cuss word in it about 3/4ths of the way through the movie! We couldn't believe it! Totally uncalled for in a Christian movie! This was the 5th one we've watched and the 1st to have a cuss word. Very disappointed. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member 5. The stories of Missie and the orphan siblings: Uniting again with a new family. The fifth one in the Hallmark's 'Love Comes Softly' movie series. Once again the story skips to a couple of years forward. I remembered last time I said the movie was better than what others thought about it, but this time it was not the same case. It was a little letdown, especially in the first half. After losing the husband, Willie, in the line of duty, Missie and her son Mattie moves back to be near with her parents and to start afresh life. It is a changed town now, less opportunities and more competitive for everything. Missie decline's her parents offer to help her financially. The mother and son rent a small house and settles down with enough earnings to support themselves. Until one day an orphan girl joins them and changes the course of the narration in a new direction. "I couldn't save Jenny... And you couldn't save Kathy. But we can save Jacob." The first three films were so good in the series, but I kind of feeling it beginning to decline as the rest of the movies followed, especially since the previous one. It was so wonderful to introduce some interesting characters, but did not capitalised with the fetchable scenes. In this, the second half was so much better than the first. The movie regained its strength because of what came forth. Otherwise, it would have been the worst in the series, but still it is like the least satisfying film by far. Eliminating the character, Willie, was severely criticised from all the quarters, that mean the movie is not following the book as it should have been. I think being accurate to the book might have brought the justice. But I won't come to any conclusion comparing with both the format since I have not read the book. They might have thought changes could give a new look for those who have read the book, but seems the idea did not clinch well. The two new characters and their quest were the highlight. Some of the issues it talked were inspired by the real ones. From the societal perspective that was a good thing. Kind of refreshes from the regular perspective of the storytelling like ranch, school, especially deaths. Yep, so far, the series had deaths in each film, but none in this one. There was one prior to this story commence, which was kind of told in a flashback or from recollecting the memory. Anyway, it was a passable product, like as always hoping to get better in the next. 6 1/2/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Love's Unending Legacy has grown tired and predictable on its fifth film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Why they had to kill off Willie is beyond me. Janette Oke would never have killed him. This movie is fine if you can get over the fact that Willie is dead. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This Was A Very Good Christian Movie Ever Made And It's One Of The Best Movies That I Ever Like Ever And It Was Uplifting And It Was The Best Christian Movie That Is Ever Made. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member The fifth in a series of many films set in the midwest or maybe north or south or west of there.. we do not know. The time is even a mystery. Based on Janette Oke's saga and best selling novel, these films represent some of the most heart rendering, substantial films you could watch. Very similar to Little House on the Prarie episodes, but of no particular town or era. Without seeing the entire set of films it is very, very difficult to establish a chronology of all the families that these episodes represent. Of one thing is true, these are Christian based films, but they do not harp and become so obvious that the viewer knows they are being lectured by the religious productions. In this episode, about an hour and a half, Missy (the local teacher) falls in love with the local sherrif who helps her in so many ways. But Missy is a widow of her first love, a sheriff who died in the line of duty. Now she finally is beginning to overcome her loss after two years, adopting a teenage girl against her better judgement. She soon learns to love again after tremendous loss. The sheriff now in her life is a widower as well. They both exchange their stories at some point in the film. This film is worth watching, and the cinematography of the farms and lands is briefly astounding. Otherwise, this is pretty much television land. Pretty well acted by unknowns, at least to me anyway. Approx. run time 84 min Genre Christian drama Written by Pamela Wallace Janette Oke Directed by Mark Griffiths Produced by Brian Gordon Erik Oslon Starring Erin Cottrell Holliston Coleman Tanner Richie Dale Midkiff Editing by Colleen Halsey Music by Kevin Kiner Country USA Language English Original channel Hallmark Channel Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Two years after the murder of her husband, a woman (Erin Cottrell) and her young son return home to be near her parents.
      Director
      Mark Griffiths
      Producer
      Brian Gordon, Erik Olson
      Screenwriter
      Pamela Wallace
      Production Co
      Alpine Medien, RHI Entertainment, Larry Levinson Productions
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 4, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 24m