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      Secret of Giving

      PG 1999 1 hr. 37 min. Drama List
      Reviews 70% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A young widow (Reba McEntire), aided by a lone rider (Thomas Ian Griffith), overcomes hardship to restore the faith of a town in time for Christmas. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member The movie is set in the prairies of Oregon during the Edwardian Era. Usually, period movies focus on well-off white people with large families. The lead in this movie, Rose, is a dirt poor woman who lives in a cabin with her ill son. The son is dying from the same ailment that killed his father. Unable to afford medicine until she sells the livestock, Rose goes to the Chinese community to barter their Eastern medicine in exchange for her selling their food and teaching them to read. To people who cringe at her selling Chinese food, she proudly proclaims that the Chinese built the railroad so we owe them our support. The contribution of minorities, immigrants, and women to our society throughout history is sorely lacking in movies and history books, making this a must-see movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Awful, just embarrassingly awful. Reba is so good and this movie was so bad. Sentimental doesn't cover it. What a waste, I'd rather just see Reba singing the songs in front of a fireplace. What would make someone do this movie? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Okay drama. Nothing really spectacular about it though...and there's only so much romance and chemistry we can have when Reba's the star of the movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this movie, I look forward to it every year at christmas time Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A young widow (Reba McEntire), aided by a lone rider (Thomas Ian Griffith), overcomes hardship to restore the faith of a town in time for Christmas.
      Director
      Sam Pillsbury
      Executive Producer
      Narvel Blackstock, Shelley Browning, Reba McEntire, Michael Jaffe, Howard Braunstein
      Screenwriter
      Scott Swanton
      Production Co
      Jaffe/Braunstein Films
      Rating
      PG, TV-PG (V|L)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English