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Family Movie Night: Truth be Told Premieres on Fox April 16, 2011

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 9, 2011 | Categories: Entertainment, Movie Reviews

TruthbeTold Family Movie Night is back as Walmart and P & G bring us Truth be Told. If you’ve enjoyed previous Family Movie Night movies like – The Jensen Project, A Walk in My Shoes, Secrets of the Mountain and Change of Plans – you’ll love Truth be Told. A move about the importance of telling the truth.

I enjoy movies that I can watch with my son (finding good wholesome family movies are a rarity anymore). Especially movies that help teach or reinforce lessons I believe in. A movie can be a great way to open up dialog between you and your kids. Truth be Told is a great movie to show your kids why it’s important to be truthful. And I had the pleasure of previewing the movie early and I was provided with a family movie night kit of popcorn and candy to enjoy the movie. YUM!

About the movie,

When leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure) is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show, she jumps at the chance. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent widower, Mark Crane (David James Elliott), to pose as a married couple with kids. Their story starts to unravel when Annie and Mark join her eccentric soon-to-be boss (Ronny Cox) for a weekend at his ranch in New Mexico. Comical misunderstandings mark the event as Annie struggles to keep up the ruse, finding herself emotionally invested and conflicted by her own conscience. Will she confess the truth about her marital status and her feelings for Mark… and will the truth set them free?

While growing up, the one thing that my mom was adamant about, was always, I mean ALWAYS telling the truth. So I’ve imparted this same value onto my son. He’s eight-years-old and as of yet, we haven’t had any issues with him lying. Now, I’m not delusional enough to say I don’t think he’d never lie to me… it’s just never been an issue to date. He is an only child, so he doesn’t have anyone to blame things on, could be one reason why he doesn’t lie. All I know is, he’s completely honest.  He cracks me up though when he is getting ready to tell us something he has done, he always starts the conversation, “Please don’t get mad…”.

Now, am I completely honest with my son? No. I am as honest as I can be about anything really important. The big stuff. Like I’ve told him there’s a Santa. A Tooth Fairy. You know, white lies. And I will explain to him why I told these “white lies”. 

In Truth be Told, you can see how one lie leads to another and another. And how more and more difficult it gets to tell the truth.

I loved all the characters in Truth be Told. My favorite is Alexander Bishop (Bish) played by Ronny Cox. I loved everything about his character. And the more Annie, Mark, and his two kids get to know Bish and his family, the guiltier they feel about their lie.

I also loved the location. Talk about a great place to live! I don’t want to give anything away – but I highly recommend this movie.

Make this Saturday night, April 16 on Fox at 8:00 pm EST, your family movie night and watch Truth be Told together. And become a Family Movie Night fan on their Facebook page – so you’ll not miss any of the great Walmart and P & G Family Movie Night movies.

Oh, and check out the Truth be Told trailer:

Just so you know:  I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a movie kit to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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