Soldier Love Story

DVD Release: March 16, 2010
Soldier Love Story
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Synopsis

In this heartwarming story about courage, love and the power of family, a young boy’s letter to a soldier serving overseas forever changing lives. Through a series of letters, Jared Marshall and Sgt. Vince Carerra bond over a love of baseball. Jared reveals his loneliness and estrangement from his dad after his parents’ divorce. When Vince returns home and meets Jared with his mother, Dana, he finds himself falling for her. complications arise when Vince gets his orders to deploy. Will this newfound “family” be strong enough to withstand separation and discover that true love can overcome any obstacle?

Dove Review

A young boy has just moved with his mother, Dana, to California. She is divorced from hid deadbeat dad who never responds to Jared’s voice messages which he consistently leaves for his father. Jared is a bit small for his age and wants to make the baseball team where he is not well received. However, when his teacher encourages the class to write to a soldier, Jared writes to Sgt. Vincent Carrera who has no one else writing to him. He gladly responds to young Jared’s letter and as fate would have it, he will be on leave not far from where Jared lives, with the destination being Fort Sebastian.

Sgt. Carrera visits Jared’s home to meet him and first meets his mother. There is an immediate attraction between Dana and Sgt. Vince Carrera. Sgt. Carrera becomes close to them both as he teaches Jared to become a good catcher and he even makes the baseball team. As the family draws close to him, the question soon arises: what happens when Vince has to return to Bosnia? It doesn’t help that he had been previously married to a woman who left him for someone else when he was away overseas.

This story is nicely told with some fine acting from the cast and it examines loyalties and the need for a family unit. It features sacrifice and a wonderful story about a man becoming a father figure for a young boy who lacks that. This may be one young children won’t enjoy as much but it tells a good story. We suggest that families gather together to watch this story which is a contemporary and yet timeless story of how sacrifice can make a big difference in other people’s lives. Five doves for this excellent story!

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: The word "Suck" is used a few times such as in "I suck at baseball."
Violence: None
Drugs: Woman holds what appears to be a glass of tea in her hand and tea is later mentioned.
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: Two people speak of the pain of divorce; a boy's dad who is divorced from the boy's mother is supposed to visit him but bails out and the boy is hurt.

Info

Company: Gaiam/Vivendi
Director: Harvey Frost
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Lori Loughlin; Johnny Messner, Stefanie Powers;
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter