You all know that I am a HUGE fan of Family nights – and of family friendly tv and entertainment. I am beyond picky when it comes to what tv shows and movies my kids can watch. But, some of my favorite moments with my kids are when we’re all snuggled up on the couch, popcorn has been passed out so everyone gets some, the lights are off, and there’s a good movie on tv.
So, when I hear about a good movie that’s coming on, I can’t wait to tell my readers all about it so that they can experience a Family Movie Night in their house.
That’s why I am SO excited to tell you about “Truth Be Told.” It airs this Saturday, April 16th on FOX at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.
Yesterday afternoon, I got to watch a viewing of the movie on my computer screen. I popped some popcorn, moved the computer screen so that you could see it from the bed, and Jace and I propped ourselves up on some pillows and watched the movie.
What a GREAT movie! It stars Cameron Candace Bure. (Remember her from Full House?! It was one of my favorite shows as a kids, and now my kids watch it in reruns.) Here’s a brief synopsis of 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?“
Here, now watch the trailer:
I was pleasantly surprised that Jace, my 6 year old, stayed right beside me and watched the entire movie with me. He really enjoyed it and kept making comments throughout the movie about things the characters were saying or doing. Because the plot of the movie revolves around one little lie that spiraled like crazy, it gave Jace and I plenty to talk about. We talked for a long time about what happens when you tell one little lie, and how it can turn into lots of really big lies, and before you know it, you’re trying to remember what you even said in the first place. Jace – being as smart as he is – decided it would just be easier if you started out by telling the truth! That way you don’t have to remember anything except what really happened.
Since my entire family couldn’t join me for the viewing of Truth Be Told, and since my kids go to bed early on Saturday night, I’ve already got my DVR set to record the movie, and we’ve got our family movie night planned for the night of Good Friday. No one has to get up early the next day, so we can pop the popcorn, break out the candy, and enjoy a fantastic movie together. I can’t wait!
Be sure to tune in for the premier of “Truth Be Told” on Saturday, April 16th on FOX at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.
To learn more about the movie, visit the official Family Movie Night Truth Be Told website.
Also be sure to check out the Family Movie Night Facebook page where you can enter to win some pretty amazing prizes: www.facebook.com/familymovienight
Disclaimer: 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.