This is an entertaining family movie with a wonderful theme about following your heart and your own dreams, not what others wish for you. Beth Landon (Julie Mond) is terrific as a high school music teacher and Fairland Strawberry Festival Queen. She manages to get big country singer/star Jason Keith to appear at the event as she is old friends with Jason’s manager. Beth loves his music, plays his CD in her car, and has no idea what she is in for. Jason has a real attitude and isn’t very cooperative.
Beth stands up to Jason, something he isn’t used to. She also learns why he is the way he is. He likes her spunk and opens up to Beth. There is a part of himself that he hasn’t revealed to anyone else, something he longs to do, but he confesses it to Beth. He in turn inspires her to pursue a forgotten dream. This film features an interesting story in addition to other fine actors like Julie Mond. Trevor Donovan is very good as the moody Jason and the cast features Shelley Long as Beth’s mother Eileen and Cindy Williams as her best friend Ruth.
The film features humorous scenes such as when Beth and Jason have to judge a strawberry food contest and the list includes strawberry bacon and strawberry spaghetti! This movie isn’t for the very young but we are pleased to award it our Dove Seal for all ages and five Doves, the best rating we can award a film. It includes an inspiring song titled “Taming the horse you could never ride”. See this one soon. It just might ignite your passion for your dream.