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When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Homecoming

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Christmas comes to Hope Valley in wholesome, feel-good tale.

Movie NR 2018 84 minutes
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Nice people in a picturesque setting with solvable problems and a true sense of community find new ways to express their hope and faith in this holiday entry from the ongoing Canadian franchise. Brighter teeth, wider smiles, and loving affirmations have all found a true home in Hope Valley. It all goes down easily in When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Homecoming, and even the few twists meant to surprise viewers aren't terribly unpredictable. Conflict comes from acts of nature, hurt feelings, old sorrows, and miscommunication rather than villains. It's always wholesome, always good-hearted, and one can forgive the sometimes wooden acting, lack of nuance, and prettified view of a time long gone.

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