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MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in... See full summary »

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Martha Evans
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Les McCallum
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Joe Hopkins
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Trudy Willis
Kevin Herring III ...
Miles Evans (as Kevin Lee Herring III)
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Mel Evans
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Owen Bullington
Page Petrucka ...
Lola Metcalf
Star Herrmann ...
Carol Ann Bullington
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Jeanie Bullington
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Cal Evans
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Carmelita Carnes
Kent Richards ...
Jim Carnes
Shawn Nottingham ...
Frank Rasmussen
Lilee Clyde ...
Lilee Evans
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MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a sleepy rural diner, formerly famous for its home-made root beer. But with her car broken down and the bills piling up, it looks like it's going to be a bleak Christmas for the Evans family. However, there are warm hearts working behind the scenes that ultimately make this the happiest holiday of Martha's life -- a real answer to her prayers... Written by Bryce Fillmore

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Martha Evans: Women are like teabags. You don't know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.
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Wanted: A better screenplay (but keep the actors!)
21 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A woman has just been left by her husband and takes her two children and stepson away to find a better life. They end up in a small town where a friendly cafe owner gives the woman a job. The movie then explores how this woman tries to make a new life for herself with the help of the kind townspeople including a handsome deputy whose interest in her hints at the possibility of romance.

I wouldn't say this film is awful...just mediocre. And the frustrating thing is that it didn't have to be. It creates some interesting characters that are portrayed well by the actors involved. It has a heartwarming theme about faith and love but ultimately the writer(s) fails to make the story compelling.


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