Thursday, February 14, 2008

Saving Sarah Cain .. And Other Wholsome Thoughts...

You know it's difficult to find good wholesome family films these days. Hollywood has bombarded our culture with a lot of yuck.... I don't appericiate having to rent a movie or sit in a theatre even through a PG movie and it be utterly embarrassing for you and your children to have to view or hear crude or unnessessary footage. I am all about gaurding the heart from such things. I am not saying I don't go to the movies or rent them.. but I am very careful to view most movies prior to my children seeing them.. if they are questionable, we don't show it as a family.

In recent years we have seen some great films.. wholsome for the family , where you don't feel like you have to worry about some sort of offense. The recent movie we netflixed was Saving Sarah Cain. It was such a sweet movie.. funny, tenderhearted and will surely bring some tears. i watched it twice already and I cried even the second time. It is a must see.

Michael Landon Jr. Follows in his fathers footsteps of bringing wholesome goodness to families to watch. Remember Michael Landon, Pa, from Little House On The Prairie ?? and Highway to Heaven??? He directed and or produced those goodies back in the 80's. We are currently netflixing the little House Series, now on Season 3. We have 7 more Seasons to go.. but we, even Mr. Darling and my son enjoy watching them.

I must say our recent desision to getting rid of cable and T.V has been a blessing. We are now only renting movies of our choice more bad shows and re-runs and horrific commercials. I know it may sound a bit radical and sheltering.. but really it isn't it's a heart thing.

here is my favorites list of a few other wholesome films. These were originally books by Janette Oke.

Marty and Aaron Claridge (Katherine Heigl and Oliver Macready) travel west in search of new opportunity. But when tragedy strikes and Marty is suddenly widowed, the young woman must face the rugged terrain, bleak weather, and life among strangers - alone. That is until a handsome widower named Clark Davis (Dale Midkiff) suggests a platonic "marriage of convenience" until Marty can return home. As the months pass, though, Marty and Clark discover an unexpected new love where there was once only loss

Based on Janette Oke's best-selling novel, this poignant sequel to Love Comes Softly will draw you in from beginning to end. Missie Davis (January Jones) is devoted equally to teaching school and doing her fair share on the farm. When a handsome railroad heir (Mackenzie Astin) starts to woo her, Missie is nearly swept off her feet. That is, until a mysterious stranger (Logan Bartholomew) with a troubled past shows up. Torn between two very different men, Missie learns what is truly important in this inspiring film that the whole family will enjoy.

In this compelling third installment from Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly book series, Missie's (Erin Cottrell) surprise discovery - her pregnancy - sets her on a new course that's at once thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie (Logan Bartholemew), have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie's parents. Now, caught between the excitement of the new adventure and the pain of not knowing when she'll see her family again, Missie copes with the challenges, and cherishes the rewards of her new homestead.

Directed by Michael Landon, Jr., this fourth installment in Janette Oke's beloved "Love Comes Softly" series is now a satisfying, heartwarming feature. Following a treacherous journey West, Missie (Erin Cottrell) and her husband (Logan Bartholomew) have set up a homestead where they've begun to raise a family. And now that a railroad line connects the states, Missie's father (Dale Midkiff) is able to visit. But when the joyful reunion is interrupted by tragedy, the faith and love of this family is once again challenged in a story you and your family will never forget.

Two years have passed since the tragic death of Missie LaHaye's husband Willie. Ultimately unable to work the land on her own, Missie (Erin Cottrell) and son Maddie leave Tettsford Junction for the security of her father's ranch and the hope of a new life. New adventures await as Missie takes in reluctant orphan Belinda (Holliston Coleman) who hides a secret. A new home also brings the possibility of romance… if Missie can manage to put the past behind her. Dale Midkiff and Victor Browne also star in this touching story of faith and love.


  1. I completely agree. I thought the movie was wonderful, and it was refreshing to see something that was well made and clean to watch. Micheal Landon jr. is doing a great job at bringing us good movies:)

  2. You know, if you ever feel like reading the books, I got them. I'd love to see the videos sometime.

  3. I love all these movies. I have watched every one them. The last movie put out by Landon Jr. was very good! I am glad that people are beginning to put excellent faith building films out there. :)

    Have you ever heard of Feature Films for Families? They have TONS of great movies that the whole family can watch. I think they even have taken a few that were "reasonably" good and edited the langauge out, or deleted scenes. My In-Laws are memebers with them, and have so many wonderful movies at their house. When we visit them, we know that we will get to watch some great moives. :)