Karen Kingsbury’s A Time to Dance
Abby and John Reynolds have been together since their days as high school sweethearts, when John was a football hero and Abby dreamed of becoming a writer. Now in their forties, Abby is a restaurant critic for a local newspaper, and John is a football coach at their son’s high school. Though their seemingly perfect marriage is the envy of their peers, the truth is that they have fallen out of love and plan to announce their impending divorce during their daughter Nicole’s upcoming college break. But John and Abby’s plan takes a turn when an elated Nicole surprises them with an announcement that she has gotten engaged. Not wanting to put a damper on Nicole’s cherished event, John and Abby agree to wait until after her wedding to tell her about their divorce. With the clock ticking and John and Abby helping Nicole prepare for her wedding day, they may have one last chance to again find their love. Based on the book by Karen Kingsbury.
Karen Kingsbury’s “A Time to Dance” is a story of romance and making a marriage work. Abby and John have been married for 25 years. They have raised two wonderful children, but their life as a couple for the past few years have been going through the motions of looking like a happy couple. The Reynolds have their problems and are thinking of calling it quits to the marriage. But when the family meeting is going to take place to reveal their sad news, it is upstaged by the announcement of their daughter’s upcoming engagement, so their news is put on hold.This is a story of reconnecting of as a couple and seeing all the good things that have been shared together. Marriage sometimes can be hard work. But it is important to communicate feelings and realize one’s marriage should not be thrown away when things get rough. Like one character states, “Marriage is like a house; you invest in it, make repairs and love it, because inside is everything that meant everything to you.” Sometimes you just have to make time to dance to realize the love is still there. This is a charming movie that may help show the importance of marriage and offer insights for solving marital differences. We are proud to award the Dove Family-Approved Seal for all ages.