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Lead with Your Heart (2015)

When their parents contemplate splitting up, two teens hatch a scheme to make them realize how much they need each other.


Bradley Walsh


J.B. White


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Complete credited cast:
William Baldwin ... Ben Walker
Kari Matchett ... Maura McCabe Walker
Steven Love Steven Love ... Adam Walker
Amy Forsyth ... Lacey Walker
Kate Drummond ... Sienna Halvorson
Rob Stewart ... Thomas Hardison
Tony Nappo ... Doug
John Bourgeois ... Gary Walker
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Ellen Walker
Celeste Desjardins ... Charlotte
Shauna MacDonald ... Catherine
Jahmil French ... Jackson
Theresa Joy ... Diana
Andrea Senior ... Kelly
Morgan I. Bedard Morgan I. Bedard ... Young Man (as Morgan Bedard)


Living in the small town of Campbell, Minnesota, Maura and Ben Walker - a bank manager and a county recreation supervisor respectively, and former high school sweethearts - have two offspring, daughter Lacey who is away at college and son Adam who is just about to head off to college, which would make Maura and Ben empty nesters after he leaves. Outwardly, they are a tight knit family. Although Maura and Ben still love each other, they have always been different personalities with different interests - he a conservative baseball fanatic, she a more adventurous lover of the arts - and are drifting apart in almost every aspect of their lives, neither wanting to acknowledge it but dreading the fact that they won't have Adam as a focus in their lives and as such a buffer between them. They agree that Maura should accept a prestigious temporary six week secondment to the bank's head office in Minneapolis. That temporary position becomes permanent if Maura wants it. While Maura sees it as ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance



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slow drift
13 September 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ben (William Baldwin) and Maura McCabe Walker (Kari Matchett) seem to have a perfect life with their teen son Adam applying for college and daughter Lacey is away. Maura has a possible promotion at the bank taking her away to the big city of Minneapolis. With an emptying nest and underlying personal differences, the couple finds themselves drifting apart.

The drift is too slow which keeps the movie rather bland for the first half hour. Instead of talking about it, they need to be hit with something. I know that Hallmark doesn't want real drama but it should try. I don't really care about the kids. I don't care about the parents. I'm not rooting for some sitcom contrivances but this movie needs something. The reality of the slow drift does not give much intensity.

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19 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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