Calling all families! Truth Be Told, the newest P&G and Wal-Mart family movie night collaboration premieres April 16th at 8/7c on FOX. We will be watching, will you? Get involved and show your support for good, wholesome TV programs! Ratings matter and so does the family of faith – let’s send a message that we want contemporary wholesome programs to watch on television! Be a part of the nationwide movement with other families who want good TV. Visit Moms 4 Family TV to let your voice be heard!
One of the faux-criticisms I’ve heard about this effort is that the movies are too Pollyanna/Disney/Hallmark/after-school-special. Seriously? I don’t get it. The production value is first-rate; that can’t be it. So, what then? Do the stories have too much Cheez Whiz and too little Queso Manchego for the adult palette? If that’s the “problem”, get over it. If you want the fulfillment of your whole family with its span of ages doing anything together, you may have to trade just a bit of adult-level entertainment value. So what? Have you ever denied playing Chutes and Ladders with your children because it wouldn’t challenge you enough? I sincerely doubt it. I have great childhood memories of playing games and watching shows like The Wonderful World of Disney with my whole family. Plus, the entertainment trade-off with the Family Movie Night series is minimal, if not completely absent. Just pop some popcorn, settle in with the kids for Truth Be Told, and see what happens.
Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) stars as Colorado’s leading marriage counselor, Annie Morgan, advising her clients that “honesty is the best policy” and also the key to successful long-term relationships. Ironically, Annie has never been married and doesn’t always follow her own advice.
Through a misunderstanding, Annie receives an invitation for her and her spouse to join media mogul Terrance Bishop (Ronny Cox, St. Elsewhere & Beverly Hills Cop) at his New Mexico ranch to discuss her dream job: hosting a radio advice program. Fearful that being single will ruin her chance of a lifetime, Annie conspires with Mark Crane (David James Elliott, JAG), an old college friend, recent widower, and father of two teenagers, to pose as a married couple for the weekend.
A series of comical misunderstandings color the trip, leaving Annie emotionally involved with Mark’s family and battling with her own conscience. As the humorous and heartwarming story unfolds, Annie begins to realize that the truth may have its consequences, but ultimately it’s what opens our hearts and brings out the best in each other.