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Love's Abiding Joy

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Slow, sappy, Christian-themed TV adaptation.

Movie PG 2007 87 minutes
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Co-written and directed by Michael Landon, Jr., Love's Abiding Joy combines the heart of both without the pacing or plot that made his father's work a success. The irony, of course, is that there's very little joy to be found. There are some heartwarming scenes in which the family reaffirms what's most important to them -- God and family -- but mostly, the story is disjointed with little character or plot development. This is not a story meant to be seen without being familiar with the rest of the series. On its own, it's boring and saccharine.

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