Truth Be Told: Join Fox's 5th Family Movie Night This Saturday

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Fox will air it's 5th Family Movie Night this Saturday, April 16th at 8 pm EST.

Here's the description of Truth Be Told:

Starring Candace Cameron Bure, David James Elliott and Ronny Cox, Truth Be Told plays upon the old adage, that “honesty is the best policy,” and according to Colorado’s leading marriage counselor, Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure, "Full House" and "Make It Or Break It"), honesty is the key to successful long-term relationships. Ironically, Annie has never been married and doesn’t always follow her own advice. 

Through a misunderstanding, Annie receives an invitation for her and her spouse to join media mogul Terrance Bishop (Ronny Cox, "Stargate SG-1" and "Beverly Hills Cop"), at his New Mexico ranch to discuss her dream job: hosting a radio advice program. Fearful that being single will ruin her chance of a lifetime, Annie conspires with Mark Crane (David James Elliott, "JAG" and “Scoundrels”), an old college friend, recent widower, and father of two teenagers, to pose as a married couple for the weekend. A series of comical misunderstandings color the trip, leaving Annie emotionally involved with Mark's family and battling with her own conscience. As the entertaining and touching story unfolds, Annie begins to realize that the truth may have its consequences, but ultimately it’s what opens our hearts and brings out the best in each other.

My Review: First, I have to say that David James Elliott is one of my all-time favorite actors. He and Candace do a wonderful job in this well-made movie that never has a dull or slow moment. The scenery and the performance of everyone combine for an entertaining movie for the whole family. (And, for a long-time Trekkie like myself, it was fun catching a quick glimpse of Director Jonathan Frakes, once known as Commander William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation.)

I am not going to give away the finale but, in critique, I have to say that how they ended is not far from how they started – a spouse who chose work over time with their loved ones. I know that particular person was doing good for someone else and that's the point they were making but there comes a time to walk away and put family first. And as always, there were some missing bridges in the plot that didn't fit into the time frame and your imagination had to make the leap but overall, it's a feel-good, "all things work out for the good in the end" movie that families nationwide will enjoy watching.

Watch the trailer and you'll be hooked!

Comments

  1. The scenery and the performance of everyone combine for an entertaining movie for the whole…

  2. Former Trek sighting, huh? I am there!

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