When leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure) is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show, she jumps at the chance. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent widower, Mark Crane (David James Elliott), to pose as a married couple with kids. Their story starts to unravel when Annie and Mark join her eccentric soon-to-be boss (Ronny Cox) for a weekend at his ranch in New Mexico. Comical misunderstandings mark the event as Annie struggles to keep up the ruse, finding herself emotionally invested and conflicted by her own conscience. Will she confess the truth about her marital status and her feelings for Mark… and will the truth set them free?
This movie gives parents the perfect opportunity to talk to their children about lying. When the people in the movie first start their "big lie", parents can begin to show how lying is wrong and that it will eat at you. Annie really has a problem with keeping this lie in and eventually tells the truth. At first she does have real consequences to her actions, but later, everything was OK. I wish that the movie had stayed true to the point of where lying is not OK and has negative consequences. These weren't little white lies that they were keeping in, they were big lies.
With that being said, this was probably one of my favorite Walmart/P&G family night movies. The acting was great and it was a "feel good movie". There was nothing that was inappropriate for kids, so watching as a family is perfect.
Tune in to FOX on April 16th at 8pm/7ct to watch Truth Be Told with your family. You can also learn more on Facebook.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a movie kit to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.