Finding Love in Mountain View

Finding Love in Mountain View
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Synopsis

**This review is contributed by Super Channel—a channel dedicated to providing integrity and accountability in today’s entertainment. A full musical orchestra, high production values, and a fantastic cast takes you to several emotional places with Margaret, played by Danielle C. Ryan, as she performs an excellent and believable job of assuming her new-found role as […]

Dove Review

**This review is contributed by Super Channel—a channel dedicated to providing integrity and accountability in today’s entertainment.

A full musical orchestra, high production values, and a fantastic cast takes you to several emotional places with Margaret, played by Danielle C. Ryan, as she performs an excellent and believable job of assuming her new-found role as a mother figure. Moms will identify with Margaret’s self-doubt but overriding desire to do the best for two sweet orphans. The children, played by Skyler Elyse Philpot and Luke Loveless, are excellent little actors and will steal your heart.

Margaret is an architect who has worked hard to establish her successful business and is loyal and caring towards her clients. She is shocked to receive a phone call from a lawyer saying he is handling the estate of her cousin Susan and husband who were killed in a car accident. Her mind immediately flashes back to the time she and Susan were best of friends and with whom she grew up. But they haven’t spoken in years and she has no idea why she is mentioned in the will…

When Margaret finds out that Susan has willed custody of the children, Joel and Sammie, to her, she is thrown into a turmoil and is forced into considering whether she can, or wants to, refocus her life, which includes teaming up with Andrew, an old beau, to honor her deceased cousin’s wishes. As she discovers how special the children are, and how important Andrew is in their lives, will she find it in her heart to rekindle an old love and start a new life that could change her future forever? Or will she be convinced the children would be better cared for by their experienced grandmother and take the easy road, retreat to the city and her boyfriend Nathan, and continue to build her architectural career?

This film is Dove-approved for All Ages!

The Dove Take:

A true love-of-family story for anyone who has ever had a child in their lives and is a true accounting of upholding family values for all the right reasons with a little bit of refreshing romance tossed in for good measure!

Content Description

Faith: Thanksgiving dinner… the family members each take turns expressing what they are thankful for, they hold hands and say grace; good Christian values evident throughout
Integrity: positive characters, good character traits, “do the right thing” thinking; respect for children and their feelings; upholding family values and assuming responsibility; forgiveness and acceptance
Sex: hugs and gentle kissing
Language: None
Violence: tragic accident takes the life of the parents of 2 children (reference only, nothing visual); mention of Sammie getting into a fight at school protecting Joel from bullies (no visuals, just verbal reference)
Drugs: wine served with dinner, no abuse
Nudity: none, other than short-shorts and sun tops worn by Margaret and Susan in a flashback to their teen years – brief and not for exploitive purposes, just spending time together as friends.
Other: Stormy night, thunder, lightning, children in the forest, might be a little frightening for younger children, but no distress;  Grandma Bertha accuses Margaret of being irresponsible with the kids with some harsh words; talk about bullying at school very briefly, no visuals.  Joel is bullied because “he is different” – he is serious, likes music, and is intuitive.  Sammie got into a fight at school protecting Joel (no visuals just verbal reference).

Info

Company: American Cinema Inspires
Genre: Romance
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Carole H.