When Calls the Heart

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Book adaptation with feel-good, faith-based themes.

NR 2013 89 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 14+

The show went down the drain

I used to love this show. Season 1 was heartwarming, entertaining and uplifting. I was hooked. For Season 8 the show runner changed and he destroyed the show. It’s all about drama and angst anymore. The protagonist became the antigonist, the heroine became unlikable and the hero was made the town clown. All morals and values seem to have been thrown out the window. A Hallmark show was NOT the place for progressive change. And the fans of the show were NOT that kind of audience. It’s a shame. I’m glad my kids never liked it in the first place.
age 8+

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