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Love's Abiding Joy

Love's Abiding Joy (2006)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Acclaimed author Janette Oke's bestselling series of books comes to life on the screen once again in this, the fourth feature following the continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie (Erin Cottrell begins to realize her passion for teaching as Willie (Logan Bartholomew) cares for the couple's young daughter Kathy while expanding the family ranch with a little help from sons Jeff (Dre Tyler Bell)

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Western, Drama

Jan 2, 2007

$0.2M

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (7)

The stop-and-start pacing indicates careful planning for the easy insertion of commercials. And few of the actors look entirely at home in the period setting.

October 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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The acting borders on melodrama and the movie obviously was edited for TV.

October 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
Arizona Republic
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Slow, sappy, Christian-themed TV adaptation.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Although wholesome and simple in its storytelling, the central characters are on such a pedestal of virtue that it's impossible to relate to them in any way.

April 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Calgary Movies
Calgary Movies

The movie, based on the novel by Janette Oke, shows how time and belief can help deal with tragedies. These solutions, however, when applied to the LaHayes' particular tragedy, make for a stagnantly morose plot.

October 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Love's Abiding Joy isn't even a film. It's a Hallmark TV movie -- literally -- one that will be shown for free on TV in December.

October 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The pacing is a bit slow, and the references to faith at first seem a little heavy-handed, but the movie comes together as you warm up to the characters.

October 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Audience Reviews for Love's Abiding Joy

I thoroughly enjoy this series, but this was one of the weakest ones. Story weak. Acting weak....and to make matters worse, the DVD that I watched did not have the voices matching the mouth movements. Hate that...
August 2, 2013
itsjustme2004

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Wasn't as good as the others
August 22, 2007
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