This movie starts out with Reba McEntire singing the theme song, the same title as the movie “Is There Life Out There?” The singing and acting is very good in this film. This movie not only depicts a young mom who is trying to achieve her life goals and dreams by returning to school, but still cares for her widowed father. Even after her father’s death, she cherishes his memory by keeping his farm running. She also sends another message of love when her teen sister is rebellious and Reba tries to reach out to her in spite of her attitude.
The other message of self-respect is clearly evident when she is alone with a young man from her college and he makes sexual advances towards her. She portrays that no matter what a woman’s age or status is that “no” still means “no!” Even her husband shows self-control in this situation when his instincts might have told him otherwise. Though the plot in this film tends to move a little slow at times, there are many good “life lessons” for a wide array of audiences to view. Unfortunately, due to a character being “damned” in the film, we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film.