Love's Unfolding Dream

6.91 h 27 min2007PG
Scout Taylor-Compton, Patrick Levis, Robert Pine. A young widow tries to balance life as a teacher and mother, as well guardian to a recalcitrant orphan. As she struggles with life's challenges, she finds herself faced with two potential suitors - the well-meaning pastor and the charismatic sheriff . Closed-captioned.
Erin CottrellScout Taylor-ComptonDale Midkiff
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Brian GordonH. Daniel GrossRobert A. HalmiCindy KelleyMichael Landon Jr.Larry LevinsonNick LombardoMichael MoranErik Olson
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Adm. Arthur N. LeDock Ret. GSN.Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another Solid Saga In "The Love Comes Softly" Series
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Okay my wife and I fell hook line and sinker for the "Love Comes Softly" Series. No nudity, no extreme violence, no profanity and definitely a Christian influence inserted but not overbearing or a desire to convert you. We had collected from $2 to $4 locally, used, 1-5 and then #7 and one of the two prequels. We hit a dead end on #6 and #8 and the other prequel - so we're turning to Amazon to complete our series "collection" with those we don't have.

This sixth installment is done in the overall style and "atmosphere" as it's five predecessors. Missie's (Erin Cottrell) adopted daughter, Belinda, desires to become a doctor and is overall the main focus (and the setup for the seventh movie.) Belinda is portrayed extremely well by the beautiful and enthusiastic Scout Taylor-Compton. She starts with the local doctor whom grudgingly gives her a chance to work with a very wealthy and elderly female stroke victim from back east - Boston. And (par for the times) the doctor as well as others think a doctors job is one for the men only. Belinda also starts getting to assist the doctor and by the movie's end has earned his respect and endorsement to become a doctor.

The wealthy woman overcomes the effects of her stroke with Belinda's dedicated and persistent daily "physical therapy", so to speak. So much so that she becomes an admirer and supporter of Belinda's passionate desire to be a doctor. She graciously "rewards" Belinda with an offer to go to Boston and pay her entire tuition and expenses to become a doctor. Belinda's mother and grandmother and grandfather (Dale Midkiff - for the last time) all are here - yet you sense and can clearly see their roles becoming increasingly diminished. Then quite predictably the seventh movie becomes all about Belinda's, having become a doctor, initial efforts as a new practicing doctor (reviewed in the seventh movie section.)

If you've come this far in the series buy this sixth installment as well as #7. It's really not as good as the ones before it. The overall aura and feeling from the first five movies remains basically intact, though not as good as the first three. None the less - it's a very good, wholesome, entire family viewing production. The standard rugged western frontier setting (this is more set in town) and the male characters keeps it's male appeal basically intact; though lessened somewhat - it keeps it from being a "chick flick." It's female appeal is more visible and stands more to the front. Still a pretty good flick, stays basically on course with the series. The Mrs. and I both love it and give it a well deserved five stars.
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Elyse WheelerReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love's Unfolding Dream - I would definately watch it again
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Possibly one of my favorite movies. I like good clean movies (or as clean as you can get nowadays). Love's Unfolding Dream was really quite clean. A man has a leg amputated not show on screen (although I think you see a little of the leg with the infection before hand) he also eventually dies; a young girl needs surgery, but nothing is shown. Most people would skip it because they think it is too predictable or "lame", but I like movies like that because I know I will be watching something that won't make me feel like I have just been "slimed". The Dove Foundation gave it a five star and approved it for all ages.

I don't like the entire series, several are a little boring and it seems that Janette Oke has a thing with killing off the husbands and having the women remarry. So I only watch certain ones. Love Begins first (since is covers how the "Love Comes Softly" saga began), second is Love Comes Softly, third is Love's Enduring Promise, fourth is Love's Unending Legacy, and 5th is Love's Unfolding Dream. They are all amazing, really clean, high morals, family friendly, inspiring, and focuses on the more important things in life.

Belinda dreams of a career in medicine, but the town doctor doesn't agree. He thinks a woman should get married. Her medical expertise (that she has learned through books since most medical collages won't accept women) is put to the test wehn she nurses a Boston socialite, Mrs. Stafford Smith, back to health after a stroke. There tempers very often get the better of them, but Mrs. Smith eventually gets to know Belinda better and wants to help her achieve her dream and offers to pay for medical school. Drew, an attorney who came to town to sell his deceased uncle's farm, changes his way of thinking about women and encourages Belinda in her dream. As he falls in love with Belinda, she must decide if it's possible to be in love and follow your dreams. Meanwhile, Missy is enjoying her life with her new husband Zach, the town sheriff, and their two sons (Maddie, from her first marriage; and Jacob who is Belinda's brother). She also insists on interfering with a neighboring family by teaching the mother how to read, by offering her a job helping out at the school.

Overall, I really love this move and will definitely watch it over and over again.
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Butterflymom54Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another great story!!
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I loved this lite hearted story, especially the opening: So cute and funny. The passion Belinda has for helping people heal is inspiring. The loving family dynamic is so encouraging. I love to learn something new and I looked up a "carbunkle". So I did learn a few new things. These shows always have another story or two weaved within the initial story and to me, that makes it all the more interesting. Enjoy!! :)
JoanneReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wholesome viewing for the entire family!
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I love this series from Jeanette Oake! They're a must watch for the whole family. It tells of the hardships that were endured by the families that were relocating to have a much better life during the hard times. It shows how a family who loved God endured both the good and not so good experiences and times throughout each generation that came along. You are drawn in to their lives and their homes as you watch each season. You cheer and laugh with them and you cry and are sad with them. You become a part of their adventure and lives. I recommend this series for everyone no matter what the age!
M. PalmerReviewed in the United States on January 10, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
It's unfolding...
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This movie is so far away from the book that it shouldn't even be compared. Belinda is in this book, that's true. I don't think she is planning on becoming a nurse yet though, but I can't really remember...

In this movie, Belinda is all grown up and has dreams of being a doctor. She wants to be tutored by the town doctor but he's against this. Missie and the Sheriff are married now and he's good ol' Dad. Perhaps I'm still bitter the writer's killed Willie off...But this is a sweet, wholesome movie in it's own right. The only original actor left is Clark...
Penny Zeller, Christian Author and SpeakerReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another Great Movie in the Janette Oke Series
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This is another great movie in the Janette Oke Series. Although this movie wasn't my favorite in the saga, it is still an excellent wholesome and family oriented movie. It shows of how God is with us even when we go through difficult times and He brings us through those difficulties stronger than we were before. Great acting, no violence, no swearing, and no sexuality make this another hit for families looking for a great movie for "Family Night" where they don't have to worry about the content of typical Hollywood fare. This movie is well worth the money and time and I would highly recommend it.
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WereflynReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspirational story about fighting for your dream
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This is the latest of the "Love Comes Softly" videos. These stories should be seen by every child in America. Michael Landon Jr has continued where his father has left off and I know he is in heaven looking down on his son with such great pride and love. If you can't afford to buy them all (six so far) then I urge you to watch them on The Hallmark Channel and pick your favorite and add it to your video collection. I bought these for my grandchildren which I hope to have someday so they won't miss out on these special stories. I just hope they continue the videos.
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Lynda KennedyReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
"LOVE" is ALWAYS the Answer!!!!
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OK so if you have seen any of these WONDERFUL movies by Michael Landon JR. you know how addicting they can be!!! It's a Western, it's a Love Story, it's a movie about Faith, it's a movie about GOD, and it's a movie fit for the WHOLE Family! I caught the end of: Love Comes Softly--late one night when I couldn't sleep and was surprised to find out it was on a local"Christian" type station....then I found out it was a whole set of movies and I HAD TO HAVE THEM ALL. I have gotten several of the movies as gift {the givers are now hooked too!}and only need a few more to complete my set. My personal opinion is that if you have a chance to "Beg", "Barrow", OR EVEN "Steal"{OK NOT Steal} any of the movie in this series {or books by this author}DON"T hesitate.....DON'T think..... ..Just do it! If you consider yourself faithful but can't stand organized religions than this is the set of movies for you!!!{I think they have A LOT in common with the "Left Behind" series}
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