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The Confession (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 May 2013
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Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her ... See full summary »


Michael Landon Jr.


Brian Bird (teleplay), Michael Landon Jr. (teleplay) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Katie Leclerc ... Katie Lapp
Sherry Stringfield ... Laura Mayfield Bennett
Adrian Paul ... Dylan Bennett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Boles Steve Boles ... Sealey
Ray Collins Ray Collins ... Fulton
Al Curl Al Curl ... Mr. Kowalski
Brett Gentile ... Bookie
Shelton Grant ... Selig
Rebecca Koon ... Rosie
Grace Layden Grace Layden ... Bar Patron
Tanya J. McClellan Tanya J. McClellan ... Driving Instructor
Kim Misenheimer Kim Misenheimer ... Passerby
Jan Notzon Jan Notzon ... Dr. Stein
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Samuel Lapp
Abigail Pagan Abigail Pagan ... Camilla


Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a mystery that must be solved before she can be reunited with the "Englisher" mother who gave her up to adoption 20 years earlier. Written by Brian Bird

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To find the root.
24 February 2018 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

The second film based on the Beverly Lewis' 'The Heritage of Lancaster County' trilogy. The first was all about unfolding the secret. It was a good family film, overall a decent film. I knew what to expect from this part, but what I did not was the emotions. I actually thought of it, because of the plot. Since the previous film did not exploit it, it was only a matter of time we get our eyes wet. Yes, it was so touching, especially if you are a lighthearted. Even I felt it, but obviously the film filled with cliches.

I think it does not matter, because only entertainment films can be criticised for not being original. Films about life, if they had focused on reality can be exempted. What I had watched was more a cinematic, more a television quality, but totally acceptable. Even though it had some flaws that I 'm going to assert later.

Now coming to the story, Katie Lapp had left the Amish county to find Laura Mayfield. The challenges await in the world she has never been. But she manages it all well, except why she has come for. Soon finds herself in a mixed up situation, and coming out of it leads the narration to its end.

-xX] Be like a flower. Be beautiful, rain or Shine. [Xx-

I liked it better than the first. Probably one of the best Hallmark films I've seen in the overall account. So what's the negative of the film is the cast. I did not like it, really did not. There's a new Katie Lapp, played by Katie Leclerc. She was amazing. That does not mean Panabaker was bad. She did not retain the role because of the scheduling conflict. That's what they said. But whatever the reason, it did not stop the film to get its standards.

From the actors' perspective, they all did justice to their parts. From the viewer's perspective, it's too bad to see different people in midway. But once you get used to it, there's no difference. Just an enjoyable drama. Not the entire film has been recast. So still it felt very familiar to carry on my watch. Helmed by the same director, it's a nicely done job. As always, short and to the point. Can the next one would keep up the same rhythm is the question that I'll going to find out very soon.

I hope there will not be another Katie Lapp. But anyway, that's the finale of this trilogy, so expecting to end on a high. Almost the basic storyline is all exploited. What might comes is not known. That's what interests me now. So let you know what I think of the trilogy once I finish watching the third. Meanwhile, I say don't miss this if you like television/Hallmark films


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