A Place in the Heart

DVD Release: February 14, 2014
A Place in the Heart


During spring break, Nathan Hanighan (Jason Burkey) returns home with a ring in his pocket for his high school sweetheart (Rachel Brooke Smith). Only to find she had fallen for his best friend (Ben Davies). Heartbroken, he moves to Angler Island, near his father (Kevin Sorbo), but circumstances force Nathan to return to Shelton Harbor. Living with his grandmother (Shelley Long), Hanighan begins falling for his grandmother’s caregiver, Miranda Joelsey (Kelsey Sanders), his former best friend’s sister.

Dove Review

This is an awesome movie! It covers some relevant topics including forgiveness and the fact that God’s plan takes time to come to fruition. Nathan (Jason Burkey) is a former basketball star with the nickname “Hoops” Hannigan, and he did not accept a scholarship but instead pursued his dream of being a writer. No one could understand his decision including his fiancée Sharon. While Nathan is away she winds up with his best friend Jeremiah. Nathan learns this upon returning home to propose to Sharon.

As the years pass by Nathan holds on to his bitterness toward Jeremiah and can’t see that Jeremiah’s sister, Miranda, a beautiful girl’s basketball coach, is in love with him. Nathan also deals with a rocky relationship with his father (Kevin Sorbo). Ultimately Nathan must decide whether to hold on to his un-forgiveness or finally release it. This movie contains important themes and a good story. It points the way to keeping faith in God. We are pleased to award this movie our Dove Seal for ages twelve and above. See this movie as soon as you can and you will be glad you did.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: Kissing by a couple in a few scenes.
Language: Idiot-1
Violence: None
Drugs: A character with a drink which might or might not be alcohol.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless men; woman in shorts.
Other: Tension between a few characters; a man refuses to forgive his best friend for something that happened; an assistant coach comes down hard on the girls while he is upset about something but he does apologize; death and grief; a man is angry with God and says he doesn't want to know more about His plan but he changes.