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The Lost Valentine (2011)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 30 January 2011
Lucas Thomas's grandmother Caroline returns every Valentine's Day to the station where, at their then first wedding anniversary, she waved off to the pacific war theatre in 1944 naval pilot... See full summary »

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Lucas Thomas's grandmother Caroline returns every Valentine's Day to the station where, at their then first wedding anniversary, she waved off to the pacific war theatre in 1944 naval pilot Neil, officially still missing in action. Lucas, a former baseball star and reputable physiotherapist about to publish, tells the story to a station manager, who assigns the item to Susan Allison. She gets involved and befriends Caroline, but resists her crush on Lucas on account of an already soulless engagement with international reporter Andrew Hawthorne. Caroline's mild cardiac crisis seems to ruin everything. Written by KGF Vissers

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Love can stand the test of time.

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Drama | Romance

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30 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine (#60.2)  »

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"Dream A Little Dream of Me" is played at the end as Caroline remembers her husband from their time together. However, the song is the version sung by Doris Day, which was not recorded until 1957. See more »

Quotes

Young Caroline: [Reads] The navy department regrets to inform you that your husband Neil Thomas is missing following action...
Young Caroline: He's not dead, I mean they don't know. Missing isn't dead. My husbands not dead, missing is not dead.
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Sentimental story really works and Betty White is outstanding
30 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I had always thought of Betty White as a comedienne, and an excellent one. But it turns out that she can also do drama, and here she delivers an Emmy-worthy performance. Clearly the World War II era and the story of the Greatest Generation still has a hold on the American psyche, and this story captures that. It's about an American World War II widow named Caroline Thomas, whose veteran husband has been missing since 1943 and is presumed dead, yet she goes to the train station where she last saw him in hopes of welcoming him home. Her story catches the attention of a television docudrama network and they assign crack reporter Jennifer Love Hewitt to cover it. She initially dismisses the assignment, but quickly becomes attached to both the story and to Caroline and her family, especially her handsome grandson Lucas (Sean Faris). However, the story delivers some surprises. The ending, while perhaps far-fetched, is surprising and moving. There are a few unexpected twists to the story and a few which are no surprise at all. Yet even the obvious points don't matter. The entire cast delivers credible performances, but White truly commands the story. The moment when White's character finally tells her husband goodbye is an example of filmmaking at its best. This show is a credit to everyone involved.


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