Faith and Family Films Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
April 27, 2010

I love to watch movies and love it even more when they are family friendly and “feel good” movies.  Thanks to Vivendi Entertainment and Genius Products, I had the opportunity to review 4 enjoyable movies, including Soldier Love Story,” “Expecting a Miracle,” “Miles From Nowhere,” and Relative Stranger.”  My favorites of the 4 were “Soldier Love Story” and “Relative Stranger.”  I enjoyed all four films, but those two were my favorites. 

You can find the movies online, retailing for $14.93 each.


Synopsis:  A young boy’s letter to a soldier serving overseas forever changes lives. Through a series of letters, Jared Marshall and Sgt. Vince Carerra bond over a love for baseball and Jared confides in Vince about his loneliness and lack of a father figure in his life. When Vince returns from war he meets Jared and falls in love with his mother Dana. Complications arise when Vince gets his orders to deploy but the two discover that true love can overcome any obstacle.  Starring: Lori Loughlin (“90210”, “Full House”), Stephanie Powers (Hart to Hart)


Synopsis: A couple facing difficult marital issues tries to escape for a few days in Mexico, only to have their SUV break down, stranding them in the town of Dommatina. However, as the couple and the town residents warm to each other, it becomes apparent that they’ve ended up exactly where they need to be.  Starring: Teri Polo (Meet the Parents, “The West Wing”), Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills 90210”), Cheech Marin (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Race to Witch Mountain)


Synopsis: Senior high school football star Cameron (Andrew Lawrence) is traumatized when his best friend is killed in a car accident that he feels he is responsible for. When Cam learns that his best friend (a track star) was working on breaking the sub-four minute mile, he decides to honor his friend’s memory by accomplishing the goal for him.  Starring: Andrew Lawrence (“Brotherly Love”, “United States of Tara”), Treat Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, Hair)


Synopsis: Six years after abandoning his family, former football star Walter Clemons returns home for the reading of his late father’s will. He braves an emotional standoff with the family he deserted, including his wife and children, his brother and his hard-loving and resilient mother. As old wounds are re-opened and ghosts of the past are revisited, a family once broken will struggle against all odds to put itself back together again. Relative Stranger is nominated for three NAACP Image Awards including: Outstanding TV Drama, Outstanding Actor in a TV Drama (Eriq LaSalle) and Outstanding Actress in a TV Drama (Cicely Tyson).  Starring:  Eriq La Salle (“ER”), Cicely Tyson (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion), Michael Michelle (“ER”, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and Michael Beach (“Third Watch”, “Stargate: Atlantis”)


I really enjoyed watching the different Faith and Family Films and my favorites were “Soldier Love Story” and “Relative Stranger.”  They were enjoyable to watch and left me feeling good afterwards.  I look forward to watching more movies from the Faith and Family Film series.  Thank you Vivendi Entertainment and Genius Products!

I received a copy of “Soldier Love Story,” “Expecting a Miracle,” “Miles from Nowhere,” and “Relative Stranger” from Vivendi Entertainment and Genius Products.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

5 Responses to “Faith and Family Films Review”

  1. Mara says:

    Wondeful blog! Very interesting. You really know much on the subject. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mara says:

    Wondeful blog! Very interesting. You really know much on the subject. Thanks for sharing.Wondeful blog! Very interesting. You really know much on the subject. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cassie Thomas says:

    I watched a movie from the Family and Faith collection today. The Movie was titled “The House that the Ladies Built”. It is a wondeful movie with a real meaning, having a combination of laughter, sadness and love. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should.

  4. Peggie says:

    You can get the Faith and Family Dvd’s at Sam’s Club for a whole lot cheaper price. Check it out.

  5. Elena says:

    I haven’t heard of these movies. I will check them out!

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