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Love's Abiding Joy Reviews

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Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 5, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Slow, sappy, Christian-themed TV adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
| Original Score: 1/5
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies
April 4, 2007
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.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 14, 2006
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.
Manny Lewis
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 12, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 11, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 5, 2006
The acting borders on melodrama and the movie obviously was edited for TV.
| Original Score: 2/5
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