• Hallmark Channel’s Away & Back Wins PTC Seal of Approval®

    by  • January 23, 2015 • Family Friendly, PTC Seal of Approval • 3 Comments

    The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation Away & Back combines beautiful photography, a love of nature, and a low-key romance in this story of a young girl coming of age.

    Away & Back

    Network: Hallmark Channel

    Airdate: Sunday, January 25, 2015 – 8:00 p.m. ET; 7 pm Central/Mountain

    Starring: Jason Lee, Minka Kelly, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Jaren Lewison, Connor Paton

    Recommended age: 5+

    Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating: Green

    Sex

      Kissing

    Violence

      Implied gunshot, mild peril

    Language

    None

    A pair of swans establish a nest on the pond on widower Jack Peterson’s property. When the mother swan dies, Jack’s daughter Frankie takes the eggs with the intention of raising them herself, and calls government ornithologist Ginny Newsom for advice. But the starchy Ginny confiscates the eggs and gets off on the wrong foot with Jack – especially when she returns with the hatchlings and informs him that she intends to set up camp on his property to acclimate them to nature. Frankie and Ginny grow close, bonding over Frankie’s need for a mother and their mutual love of birds. Soon, Ginny is part of the family…but when the birds move off on their migration she follows them, breaking Frankie (and Jack’s) heart. But when Frankie decides to follow the birds also, she becomes lost in the wilderness – leading both Jack and Ginny to search for her, and reevaluate what each truly finds important.

    Another in the classic Hallmark Hall of Fame series, Away & Back combines beautiful photography, a love of nature, and a low-key romance in this story of a young girl coming of age. The program contains no content to concern parents, and its gentle mood and timeless story about love, loss, hope, and nature will touch the hearts of parents and children alike.

    Because of its emphasis on family-friendly values, the Parents Television Council is proud to award Away & Back with the PTC Seal of Approval®. The PTC recommends this movie for viewers over age five.

     

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    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    3 Responses to Hallmark Channel’s Away & Back Wins PTC Seal of Approval®

    1. Matt Norcross
      January 28, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      I watched this movie on Sunday night. It was fantastic, and proves people are hungry for entertainment that respects the innocence of childhood and the importance of family. Hallmark Channel has come to their senses and realized that people are tired of the filth that airs on TV nowadays. Hallmark Hall of Fame overall is fantastic (even if it did disappoint a few times), and has always been consistently family-friendly. What other show over the years has been consistent?

    2. delores wright
      February 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      When is it on again?

      • Christopher Gildemeister
        February 12, 2015 at 6:02 am

        Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:00 p.m. ET (5 p.m. Central/Mountain).

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