Hallmark's The Lost Child Movie Review

The Hallmark Hall of Fame 2000 movie The Lost Child is based on a book called Looking For Lost Bird by Yvette Melanson. Both share the story of a young girl named Rebecca who grew up happily in an adoptive family. After her parents pass away, she searches for her natural family and when a Navajo woman, searching for her siblings stolen at birth, contacts her, she finds them.

Most of the story deals with Rebecca and her family moving to the reservation and attempting to learn the language and culture of their Navajo ancestors. Three of them are warmly welcomed; her husband, however, is seen as an outsider and not so easily accepted. The family struggles to work through the issues that arise between the two cultures, recommitting to each other and to this new heritage that they are discovering.

The star of this movie is an actor who was familiar to me and it turns out that she is Academy Award winner Mercedes Rueh. Rueh won her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Fisher King, which I have not seen. It turns out that I know her from the Thanksgiving movie What’s Cooking.

If you are looking for a family movie and you love a heartwarming Hallmark Hall of Fame story, you will enjoy The Lost Child. This movie might also be of special interest to those who have been adopted, are searching for their birth families and/or who have a connection with the Navajo. It is a movie is filled with sorrow, love and truth.

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Brenda

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Meet My Mom in Soldier Love Story

If you are looking for a movie gift idea for Mom for Mother's Day and you happen to have a mother who loves Hallmark movies or who has a connection to the armed forces, you might want to consider Soldier Love Story, which was formerly known as Meet My Mom.

I have yet to see this movie but Hallmark fans are totally enthusiastic about it as it involves a woman, her son and a member of the armed forces who was posted to Afghanistan and who could be sent back at anytime...needless to say, they are reluctant to enter a new relationship.

Ninety percent of the Amazon customer reviewers gave Soldier Love Story five stars, which is pretty impressive.  I find customer reviews a great way to determine the quality of a movie and I am definitely thinking this one measures up and makes a very appropriate and interesting choice as an affordable and entertaining Mother's Day gift. You can check the reviews out for yourself by clicking right here or you can simply order your mom (or yourself) a copy from Amazon by clicking right here where you will find it marked down by 25 percent.

Alternately, visit my page of Hallmark gift ideas for Mom. They're not all movies but they're all great gift ideas, says this mom.

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Brenda

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A Date With Judy Movie Review

Elizabeth Taylor has certainly drawn my attention of late. Yesterday, I finished watching A Date With Judy and thoroughly enjoyed it.  For this 1948 MGM movie,Taylor teamed up with an all-star cast that included Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Carmen Miranda, Xavier Cugat and Robert Stack.

A coming-of-age movie, it featured two young ladies competing for the same man. This sunny musical was perfect for the two young actresses who were ready to move into more mature roles. Taylor is reported to have said, "One minute I was kissing a horse (in National Velvet) and the next I was kissing Robert Stack."

Powell is billed as the star and while she was pretty and talented at acting, singing and dancing, it was hard to take your eyes off of the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor. She was 16 at the time and given the full MGM star treatment including many extremely beautiful gowns.



I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a lighthearted, romantic comedy, to anyone who enjoys Elizabeth Taylor movies and to anyone who simply wants to see a few Elizabeth Taylor movies.

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Brenda

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The Last Time I Saw Paris Movie Review

Elizabeth Taylor's parting has spurred a lot of interest in her movies.  In the last week, I have learned a lot about this iconic actress including the facts that she was beautiful and talented. Both of those facts were evident in The Last Time I Saw Paris, which I rewatched yesterday.

The copy I watched was old and definitely showed the age of the film. However, the sights and sounds of Paris and the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor had no problem capturing my attention. If you love Paris and/or Elizabeth Taylor, I do recommend a trip to Paris via The Last Time I Saw Paris.

This 1954 romantic drama movie stars an impressive lineup of names that you will recognize including Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed, Eva Gabor and a very young Roger Moore. (According to Wikipedia, this was Mooore's Hollywood debut.)

The plot line loosely follows that of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited and, as the box says, tells the "emotional story of a lost generation and its beautiful people."  It tells the tale of two lovers who struggle to be happy and find meaning in the life of post-war Paris.  He an American G.I. living in Paris who wants to be a writer. She a wife and mother who yearns for something more and meanwhile lives the party life.

And regarding the blu-ray version? Well, it doesn't exist yet.  As a matter of fact, I have not been able to locate any of Elizabeth Taylor's movies on blu-ray.

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Brenda

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