I love watching movies, who doesn’t? I’ll watch just about anything, it’s a great way to unwind. Unfortunately it’s been harder and harder to find things for the whole family to watch together. Many times the movies we can all watch together don’t really have much value.
Last night I had the opportunity to screen the made-for-TV movie “Truth Be Told” by P&G. It was a great movie, and better yet, the entire family enjoyed it. It also taught the lesson that honesty id the best policy.
The movie centers around Annie (Candace Cameron), a marriage counselor who has never been married. She is invited to a media moguls ranch with her spouse to discuss her dream job as the host of a talk radio advice program. She convinces her old college friend Mark (David James Elliott), a recent widower, to pose as her spouse because she fears being single will destroy her shot at her dream job.
Ultimately Annie realizes that although the truth may have its consequences, it ultimately opens each other hearts. What a message to teach my children. So often these days, we see lying and cheating to gain advantages and get ahead, but it’s the simple act of telling the truth that allows us to connect as human beings.
My boys are slowly learning the lesson. Benjamin and Henry, my little guys, still are quick to blame the other for a dumped bin of toys or spilled milk, but they’re learning that sometimes the get in more trouble when I know they’re lying. It’s a tough lesson to learn, but it helps for them to see how telling the truth works in movies like “Truth Be Told” and helps me get through to them.
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 16th is Family Movie Night from P&G at 8/7c on FOX. Do yourself a favor and watch it with your family. Turn off the phones and computers, all the distractions, and spend a night together.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a movie kit to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.”