02 September 2013

Review: Heart of the Country (Movie)

Heart of the Country movieA couple of weeks ago I introduced you to the film Heart of the Country written and directed by John Ward. I finally found a free evening last week to watch the movie (thanks to Think Jam and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for the review copy).

When Faith (Jana Kramer) left her North Carolina home to become a singer in New York, she didn't know that she'd meet and fall in love with Luke (Randy Wayne), a budding Wall Street broker. As Luke became successful, Faith left her career behind, and they had a charmed and comfortable life.

But when his boss is arrested for illegal investing, Luke is also implicated and sent to prison. On her husband's advice, Faith goes back to North Carolina to decide what to do about her marriage and her future.

Heart of the Country screen shotAlthough the acting was well done and Kramer's voice (she sings two of her songs) is beautiful, the script was not very strong. It didn't bother me that the underlying message about the importance of family and love over material goods isn't new. But I was disappointed that several story lines were left undeveloped, such as one character's illness and Faith's old boyfriend.

The movie gets a good rating at IMDb, so I bet you'll like it better than I did. Again, the movie wasn't bad, the soundtrack is good, and I like the actors, I just wish the story had been a little bit deeper.


rhapsodyinbooks 9/2/13, 6:48 AM  

I don't mind if story lines aren't deep, but I do mind threads left hanging!

Tea 9/2/13, 9:19 AM  

I kind of feel cheated when a situation or character is left not fully developed.

bermudaonion 9/2/13, 11:02 AM  

Wow, it does have a high rating on IMDB. I'm not sure it's for me, though.

Belle Wong 9/2/13, 12:25 PM  

I really don't like hanging storylines, either. I end up obsessing about them - "but what about ...?!!" - which can ruin the whole experience of the movie for me.

Daryl 9/3/13, 8:04 AM  

never heard of either of these two actors .. maybe when it gets to NetFlix streaming i will check it out

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