Sunday, September 8, 2013

Book to Movie: Heart of the Country


Based on the novel by Rene Gutteridge and John Ward, Heart of the Country is a love story starring country music singer Jana Kramer (“One Tree Hill”), Randy Wayne (“True Blood”), and Gerald McRaney (“Major Dad”). Faith (Kramer) and Luke (Wayne) have it all. Faith is a beautiful singer and Luke is an up-and- coming businessman. When their life together is shattered and she is forced to return home to the family she turned her back on years ago she must find the strength to love again. Watch Jana Kramer in her first leading movie role in the year's most inspirational and romantic movie event when it debuts on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on August 20. 

My Two Cents:

"Heart of the Country" is one of those movies that you watch when you need a good cry and a good case of the warm and fuzzies. The story follows Faith, who shunned her down-home roots for life in the big city. She goes to the big city and ends up staying there as she falls in love with Luke, a guy who seems like he has his stuff together. I really enjoyed following Faith's story. Coming from a fairly small town myself, I totally get wanting to go to the big city and try to find something that you couldn't find in a small town. Faith eventually realizes that you can eventually go home again and how important it is to maintain those family ties. It's a good lesson for anyone! There are definitely some sad parts in the movie (I don't want to give anything away but I was definitely tearing up a little bit) but the ending is also very happy! Definitely bittersweet!

I also really liked the music in the movie. Jana Kramer is also a country singer in addition to being a pretty good actress. The movie is full of her songs, which country fans will really enjoy. Don't quote me on this, but I believe that most of the songs in the movie are brand new, which is super cool!

This movie is great for anyone who is looking for a story about love, family, and the ties that bind everything all together!


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