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When Calls the Heart (2013)

Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.

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Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.

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Cuando habla el corazón  »

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This Hallmark Channel original movie later became a Hallmark Channel TV show named When Calls the Heart (2014). This time 'Erin Krakow' reprises Elizabeth Thatcher instead of Poppy Drayton in the movie. See more »

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Okay. Just okay.
18 January 2014 | by (Dallas/TX/USA) – See all my reviews

Thank you, Kielsa03! Your review cleared everything up for me.

I have not read the book and I was underwhelmed by the movie, especially by the way it just kind of fizzled out at the end. It made no sense--no one actually gets together, we're left wondering, etc. I was shaking my head "huh?" at the end.

I did not realize this was intended to launch a TV series. No wonder so much remained open ended.

I will say that Maggie Grace was very good in her role. Most of the other actors were adequate, except for the "free-spirited" sister, whose acting was atrocious. (Hey, just my opinion. YMMV. I liked her looks, as far as being the rascally sister, I just thought her acting choices were awful.)

The real star of this movie for me was Wardrobe. Such gorgeous dresses and hats! If I could just vote for the costuming, I would give it 10 stars!


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