Sara feels down on her luck and she’d like to escape her problems. Her boyfriend just broke off their relationship, she had a gallery showing of her art and the critics were not kind to her. She visits her mom, Jeanie and she learns that her grandmother’s home is going to be torn down to make way for a supermarket. Sarah convinces Jeanie to take a road trip and see what they can do to stop this development. They go to a local attorney and he shows them the paper that Jeanie signed saying the sale could go through. The only way they can stop the project is to also try to save the adjacent local church. They would need to find some historical reason to keep the church.
There is a lot of predictability in this film but it is pleasant and interesting. Sara learns a lot about her mother’s teenage years and she feels very connected to this town and her grandmother’s home. She starts to move on from her problems. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
103 min, Family directed by Vanessa Parise with Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shelley Long, Mark Deklin, Barclay Hope, Cindy Busby, Brett Dier, Chris Gauthier, Malcolm Stewart, Kwesi Ameyaw, Brent Stait, Michael Tiernan.
Note: Imdb 6.1 out of 10, 22% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.3* out of 5* with 50 reviews.
Special Note: This movie was filmed in Canada. Shelly Long was also in Cheers, Murphy Brown, Boston Common, Frasier, Modern Family, The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady Sequel. Her first in the film industry job was as a narrator in the animated movie The Key in 1977.