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Love Takes Wing (2009)

TV-PG | | Family, Western | TV Movie 4 April 2009
This is a Christian film from Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series. Belinda Simpson is recovering from the loss of her husband. She arrives in a small Missouri town to become the local ... See full summary »

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Rachel Stuhler, Janette Oke (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sarah Jones ... Belinda
Haylie Duff ... Annie
Jordan Bridges ... Lee Owens
Cloris Leachman ... Miss Hattie Clarence
Patrick Duffy ... Mayor Evans
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Ray Russell
Erin Cottrell ... Missie
Annalise Basso ... Lillian
Time Winters ... Gus
Bonnie Root ... Mrs. Pine
John Bishop ... John Pine
Kevin Scott Richardson ... Clerk
Craig K. Bodkin Craig K. Bodkin ... Sheriff
Dave Rodgers Dave Rodgers ... Stage Coach Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Ross ... Townsmen
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Storyline

This is a Christian film from Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series. Belinda Simpson is recovering from the loss of her husband. She arrives in a small Missouri town to become the local doctor. The town doesn't immediately take to a female doctor. She's also faced with the challenge of an infection in the town, that everyone believes came from the local orphanage. With the help of her friend, Annie, and a young blacksmith, Lee Owens, Belinda seeks a cure. Written by Alena

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Genres:

Family | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Takes Wing See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Jones and Cloris Leachman both appeared on the TV show the Wedding Bells. See more »

Quotes

Hattie Clarence: That's why you're such a strong, fine example for her.
Belinda Simpson: I'm not a wonderful example to a ten-year old.
Hattie Clarence: You're a strong woman doctor with a good heart. The very definition of a fine example. Going through a tough time doesn't make you a bad person. Those things define who we become. In the best of times, everyone grows and prospers. But when times are at their worst, we find out what we have in us.
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Connections

Followed by Love Begins (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Like A Child
Lyrics Lou Diamond Phillips
Music Terry Plumeri
Vocals June Angela
Loudplum Music BMI
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Difficult story
26 May 2018 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

Belinda comes into this movie with her husband having recently died from disease. As a result, Belinda is bitter with God. This faith based movie centers on her struggle.

In the previous movie, Belinda, as a teen, had a chip on her shoulder as she face a male dominated world with the dream of becoming a doctor. In this movie, that chip has become a mountain, and it makes her completely unequipped for the challenge before her. If she isn't facing enough of a challenge, her attitude can do nothing to help her deal with townspeople who are already suspicious of a stranger and a woman. It also doesn't make her winsome for the viewer.

Lee is a saint and a little too perfect, but he is likeable. Unfortunately, Belinda is so bitter, it's hard to see any chemistry.

Lou Diamond Phillips is the director and as an actor plays a character that is totally one dimensional. It is a terrible job of acting and only he can be responsible. None of the acting is outstanding. Sarah Jones shows almost no spark but much of that is the result of the character's bitterness.

The story is somber. There is a complication or two that really aren't altogether clear as to how they impact the outcome. Despite all the negatives, the underlying story comes through. Of course it is sappy, and ultimately predictable, but there is room to enjoy the finished product.

There is a scene near the end that has no subtlety whatsoever. When you see it, you'll know it.


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