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on February 17, 2013
I wrote one other review for Love Begins and the problem with this movie is the same as that one. While it's a nice clean movie it just does not pack the emotional oomph of Love Comes Softly. As with Love Begins there are just unbelievable things in it. Like they live way out on a ranch and repeatedly run into town for fixin's for dinner, like we would run to the grocery story now. I don't believe they did that. I couldn't believe Clark as portrayed in Love Begins because he is such a man of faith and it had him portrayed as not coming from that kind of background. In this second prequel, they aged Missy's mother, they aged Missy, but Clark is this younger man. How then does he age so rapidly overnight when Marty comes to town after his wife dies? I mean Missy is close to the same age, and Clark's still a young kid. Missy is also taller than the Love's Come's Softly Missy, but the actress has her speaking cantor down. She just gets shorter and blonder for the next movie? Aside from casting, my main problem with the movie is with the dialogue, the expressions they use which are just not from that time era, and the fact that you just don't feel as much for the main characters as with the subsequent films. And as I said on Love Begins, I don't know if that is bad screenwriters or a bad book prequel, but it just isn't as good of a movie. That aside, the one thing I did enjoy from the movie was getting to know more of the story that led to Love Come's Softly and the other films. So this one was my second least favorite with Love Begins being my least favorite of all. I'd watch it again just to know the story line, but that's about it.