Meet My Mom
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DVD Title: Soldier Love Story
Network: Hallmark Channel
Original Air Date: May 8, 2010
*Meet My Mom aired as the crown jewel of the Hallmark Channel network’s “Countdown to Mother’s Day” campaign, which included a full week of programming in May designed to celebrate the mothers and mother figures who love us, encourage us and support us.
Lori Loughlin ... Dana Marshall
Stefanie Powers ... Louise Metcalf
Johnny Messner ... Sergeant Vince Carrera
Charles Henry Wyson ... Jared Marshall
Recent divorcee, Dana Marshall (Loughlin) and her son, Jared (Charles Henry
Wyson, “Journeyman”), move across the country to live with Dana’s mother, Louise (Powers), in California. Jared is nervous about attending a new school, but when his fourth-grade class is assigned to write letters to soldiers serving overseas, he finds a friend in someone he never would have expected: Sergeant Vince Carrera (Messner).
Jared’s letters hit home with Vince, who hasn’t received mail since his divorce three years earlier, and the two continue to write back and forth. Vince returns on leave and decides to pay a surprise visit to his 10-year-old pen pal, and when Dana answers the door, it’s love at first sight, but neither of them are ready to admit it.
Over the next few weeks, Vince spends more time with the Marshalls, coaching Jared in baseball and getting to know Dana, who, despite her mutual attraction to Vince, is afraid to fall for someone who will soon be sent back overseas. But the more they get to know each other, the less they are able to deny themselves the love they’ve been so reluctant to seek out, and when Vince is deployed again, Dana must decide whether she and Jared can afford to wait for his return.
This was a perfect Family Movie!
Dana and her son, Jared, move to live with her Mother following her divorce. It's soon apparent that her ex-husband is an absentee father - making promises to his son that he doesn't keep and just generally not being there for him.
When Jared's new teacher at school asks them to write letters to Soldiers... it opens a whole new door for them when Sergeant Vince Carrera not only responds, but ends up literally at their door, hoping to teach 10 year old Jared how to play baseball. I was glad to see the Mom, always went along with them to the park, and it was evident to see an interest quickly developing between Dana and the handsome Soldier, Vince.
Also, I adored Vince's Southern accent... it was so sweet, it made his character seem even more charming and endearing. And Jared, the ten year old boy... he was absolutely adorable! Some of the things he said were just soooo cute! One line I particularly liked - was when Vince & his mother were going out on a date - and he told his Grandmother as they left, "I think he'll be good for her!" I loved that statement and that he and his Mother always thought of things to be thankful for when he said his prayers at the end of each day, and how he still held his teddybear close at night, and how he so wanted so much to belong and make friends with the other boys, while playing baseball.
Lori Loughlin (Dana) is as lovely and beautiful, as ever... Johnny Messner (Vince), who plays the Soldier, was quite the Southern Gentleman and handsome, in his uniform, and Stefanie Powers (Dana’s mother, Louise), is incredibly beautiful, too... she was a perfect choice to play Dana's caring, sweet, and very active Mother! The casting was perfect!
It is an absolutely sweet and refreshing film. There is some sweet simple kissing between Dana and Vince, as they are dating, and that is all. There is no language or violence, just a nice little story about life and love. It makes you appreciate all the more, what our Military does for us on a daily basis and all the sacrifices they make in their lives, as well as their families. THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
I won't spoil it, but there is a sweet, Happy Ending that leaves you wanting more. Can I say... Sequel, Please!!!! May I suggest, Marry My Mom!!!
Thank you Hallmark Channel... for making another warm and wonderful Family Movie!
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An absolute MUST SEE with your Family!!!
Production credit: An LG Films Production in association with Larry Levinson Productions