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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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... Aunt Elizabeth
... Wynn
... Elizabeth
... Edward
... Mrs. Thatcher (as Cheri Lunghi)
... Mr. Thatcher
... Frances
... Abigail
... Julie Thatcher (as Daisey Head)
... Thomas Higgins
... Perlie Leverly
... Phillip Delaney Sr
Alex Arsenault ... Young Farmer
... Mr. Moran
... Andy
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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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14 February 2014 (France)  »

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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 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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