Though None Go with Me (2006 TV Movie)
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This movie is full of faith in God no matter what trials and tribulations come into their lives. Elizabeth, Will and Ben they kept their faith no matter what.
Amy Grabow plays Elizabeth; David Narona plays Will Bishop; Brad Rowe plays Ben Phillips, and Cheryl Ladd plays the older Elizabeth, they all portray the characters so well, this movie is a feel good movie. and be sure to have a box of tissue ready because it's a tear jerker movie.
Hallmark, you've done it again, thank you for bringing such a wholesome movies into our living rooms.
The story of a young woman with plans and dreams of her own, who yields her life to God, and in doing so instead trusts in His plan for her life. Through trials and tribulations, hardships and heartaches, her faith, though questioned and tested at times, endures and upholds her, shaping not only her own life, but of those around her.
It's a story about life and love, faith and friendship, hope and humanity. A movie that takes you through the whole gamut of the human experience. Full of meaning and memorable moments, the strength of the story is such that it stays with you long after the closing credits.
Encouraging, edifying, and uplifting. This is a story that speaks to the heart, strengthens the spirit, and nourishes the soul.
Guaranteed to make you cry.
Highly recommended for all!
As I watched the characters in this movie interact, it was obvious that there was an inherent innocence that defined this era. I also couldn't help but notice that people during this time were remarkably polite and civil to each other. There were definitely high standards that people invariably inspired to maintain. It's as though there were rarely any nebulous areas of decorum, ethics or courtesy. Things seemed to be defined more rigidly in terms of either black or white. There was no room for a rampant liberal mindset that would breed a lack of common sense, good judgment, respect and scruples.
It is extremely disheartening to realize just how profoundly we have devolved as a society in the span of the past five decades. This movie surely moved me through its bittersweet tale of love and loss. But what really struck me was the startling contrast of today's society to that of the 1950's era. In light of America's current unrest and inner turmoil, surely we ache for a period like the 1950's more than ever. And the real shame I believe is knowing that we will most likely never, ever be able to recapture that idyllic innocence again.
The first thing I noticed was the hackneyed set-up, with the girl and her boyfriend sweeping through to collect grandma's money on their way to California.
The second thing I caught was the grandmother (old Elizabeth) and granddaughter "acting" as they spar over the granddaughter's desire to grab the money and run. But Grandma demands twenty minutes to tell her story -- naturally, it takes up the better part of this 100 minute movie. Now we're only minutes into the movie, but you know the child is going to come around in the end. But at this point, the acting is about at the level of a bad high school play.
The third thing I noticed was an apparent discrepancy in the script. When asked by her father to pick the new associate pastor up at the train station instead of going to the movies with her girlfriend, young Elizabeth opines that she is going to "miss a date with Gregory Peck." Unless small town Three Rivers was lucky enough to have more than one movie theater, I don't know how she is going to do this when the movie on the marquee is "Strangers on a Train." Before too long, young Elizabeth starts dating the young minister and goes to see "A Place In the Sun." At least they got the year right on both movies. (At this point in the story, "our movie" as Robert Osborne likes to say on TCM, is set in 1951.)
After some time passes (we don't exactly know the year now), and the characters have been through some "life experiences," Elizabeth and her girlfriend, who's now come back into her life, are still pining over Gregory Peck, but we aren't let in on which of his movies they go to see.
Eventually, Mom and I settled in and started to enjoy revisiting a time we both remember. A strong point of this movie is the many things they got right, and my hat is off to the art and makeup departments that helped put this movie together. Eventually, too, both the acting and the script improve, despite their rocky starts.
Up to now I've written mainly about sidebar issues, because I don't want to give away too much of the plot, however thin it may be. So without going through the highs and lows in Elizabeth's life point by point, I'll say that this movie is a tribute to maintaining one's faith through thick and thin, and is in my opinion a worthwhile view whether the viewer happens to be going through a rough patch at this point in life or not.
The movie spans across a time period of some 50 years and carries the viewer through an unending emotional roller coaster shifting from intrigue to happiness to sadness to gratitude, not necessarily in that order.
The film is very well-executed, moving, and heart felt. Highly recommended.
I couldn't stop watching. I enjoyed the story and I enjoyed the performances.
The nit-picks I have are minor, in the broad sense. Living in Three Rivers, I could easily tell the movie was filmed in California, and I understand that it needed to be filmed there for economic reasons. The grass is wrong and the trees are wrong. I had to snicker at the mountains clearly seen from the "train station" in the movie. We have rolling hills, not mountains (and we do have rivers... not one scene of a river, that I can remember.) The houses around here are generally either Victorian style (on Main Street) or, further out as the town expanded, 60's era Ranch-style. The streets are straight, not curving as on "Sycamore." The church was... I dunno... looked like some kind of smooth material; most churches around here are brick or have siding.
Only a native of Michigan would notice these minor things. Still, the themes are universal. Couldn't they have set the story in California, where it was filmed?
However, it can't go without saying that I was magnificently disappointed to hear profanity in this movie! Albeit only one word, it was clearly audible! WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE THE DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS THINKING? This is a Christian based movie, on Christian principles, with a Christian author for the original book! I think that by allowing ANY profanity, it is clear mockery of the Christian faith...the TRUE Christian faith.
I am sadly disappointed. =[
So the movie was based on principles that didn't seem biblical - therefore not very Christian. The main character makes a decision to follow God, "though none go with her". But it seems to be that every time she brings up God, it is only in trouble, and seems to be a confusion of emotions. There weren't really any Christian themes in this movie, in fact, but it seemed to have promoted secularism. We have a wolf disguised as a lamb.
In conclusion, it is a romantic, enjoyable movie. But if you are looking for a Christian movie, you might be disappointed by this movie, since it is nothing biblical but secular.