Parents' Guide to

Truth Be Told

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Wholesome movie celebrates strong family bonds.

Movie NR 2011 105 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

We really enjoyed this clean, funny movie together. Our girls are 10 and 13, and they loved the romance (totally pure) and suspense- they wanted to see what would happen next. We were excited to see something together with no concerns about inappropriate content. They effectively convey the repurcussions of being dishonest, while at the same time portraying a "family" full of love who enjoys doing things together.

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TRUTH BE TOLD is the fifth installment in Procter & Gamble’s Family Movie Night ensemble, and it's a likeable story with a positive message. It fits right in with its predecessors in terms of its strict adherence to positive family values like strength of character, open communication, and honesty. Although Mark and Annie spend the majority of their time maintaining the charade of a nonexistent marriage (and asking the kids to do the same), they don’t take lightly the consequences of their deception on those around them, let alone themselves. Their actions aren’t worthy of praise, to be sure, but the story’s overall message about honesty certainly is.

The story’s subplots are full of good vibes as well, celebrating the strength of family bonds of all kinds. Throughout the movie, relationships are strengthened within a struggling marriage, between lonely adults, and among family members who have suffered a great loss, all of which is made possible by the characters’ willingness to talk about and work through their problems.

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