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|Soldier Love Story|
Actors: Laurie Laughlin, Stephanie Powers
Director: Harvey Frost
Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 03/16/2010
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Glennys U. (mysterylover) from EWA BEACH, HI
Reviewed on 3/24/2013...
I love this movie. It is now my favorite movie and I watch it often. I wish there would be a second one.
Finally! A Good Romance including family and spirituality!
J. Parker | Austin,TX USA | 04/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loughlin (Dana) plays a young professional and single parent who went through a divorce and has custody of a 10 yr old son (Jared). Starting their new life they move 1600 miles from the only home Jared has ever known.
Dana and Jared move in with Dana's mother played by Stephanie Powers. It was great seeing Stephanie Powers acting and offering light but powerful spiritual suggestions and at times great motherly and grandmotherly advice.
Dana is teaching her 10 yr old son some important life lessons that on occasion are spiritual. I love the way she teaches him to look for and be thankful for things they have. Spirituality is not over-done but instead very beautifully planted!
Dana starts a new job, Jared starts a new school and together they start a new life. Jared's biological father moves far a way and makes empty promises to spend time with him.
Randomly chosen Jared's teacher assigns the students to write a letter to soldiers. Jared writes to Sergeant Vince Carerra (played by Johnny Messner). Vince a likeable but lonely soldier soon reaches out to 10 yr old Jared first through writing and then in person to offer some suggestions about playing baseball. Vince soon becomes a positive male role model for Jared. Jared begins to like baseball with the help of coaching from Vince. It helps Jared develop friends.
It doesn't take Jared long to "fakes an illness" to set up time for his mother Dana and mentor Vince to spend time alone.
Sergeant Carerra is relationship shy --as is Dana. Vince, Dana and Jared spend time together and begin a unique bond. For Dana and Vince loving one another becomes natural.
The real test comes when Sergeant Carerra is to be deployed unexpectedly and everything comes to a halt within 10 days.
Will Dana let go of the relationship that occurred so soon after her divorce? Will Vince let Dana go rather than dealing with the pain created by an ex wife?
Jared has been told the union "ran out of time".
Will Jared accept the sadness his mother's heart?
Lori Loughlin does a fantastic job acting as Jared's mother. Each time she is in a movie she just gets better and better. That was the first time I have seen Johnny Messner in movie. I enjoyed his southern accent not to mention how relaxed he appears through out the movie.
This movie was excellent and I would love to see a sequel to this movie. If you enjoy romance, family, and respect for our soldiers and not to mention a little religion/spirituality being a part of a real movie----this is a good one to get!"
Loved this movie!
J. Murphy | Dallas, Texas USA | 05/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"L LOVE THIS FILM! It's sweet and endearing. The connection between the young boy and the soldier seemed was so heartwarming, and the drama of the absentee father brings great balance to this movie. I absolutely loved the chemistry between the boy's mother and the soldier. The centeral theme--love can overcome any obstacles in life--is a powerful one, and I think the element of faith just reinforces the central theme quite nicely. I have to agree with one of the previous reviewer's comments--I'd like to see a sequel to this movie!"
Donut Maker | USA | 05/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just wanted to say THANK YOU Hallmark Entertainment for a refreshing and family friendly romance! This movie is also shown on the Hallmark Chanel under the title, "Meet My Mom". I found my copy at Walmart for $12. For a more detailed review see: Finally! A Good Romance including family and spirituality!, by J.Parker "Rose"."