The Hallmark Movies and Mysteries network’s original made-for-TV movie Signed Sealed Delivered: Truth Be Told is a delightful blend of gentle, family-friendly comedy and deeply touching drama which tackles two important themes: soldiers missing in action in the Middle East, and the effect on the families left behind; and the questions of personal identity which arise from learning surprising news about one’s parents in adulthood. This film has received the PTC Seal of Approval.
Signed Sealed Delivered: Truth Be Told
Review by Christopher Gildemeister
Network: Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
Airdate: Sunday, September 13, 2015; 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, 8:00 p.m. Central/Mountain
Starring: Gregory Harrison, Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe
Recommended age: 10+
Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating: Green
Phoebe Amidon is a teenage girl who has been waiting a long time. Her mother, an Army medic, went missing in Afghanistan, and the media believes she deserted to assist a terrorist cell. But before she vanished, Phoebe’s mom sent a letter. Two years later, the half-burned letter turns up in the Post Office’s Dead Letter Office – and it’s another case for the POstables, a quartet of eccentric postal employees who play detective in an attempt to reunite lost letters with their intended recipients. But while Rita, Norman, and Shane try to help Phoebe discover the truth about her mom, their leader Oliver has to face a devestating personal crisis which shakes his life and values to the core.
One of Hallmark Movies and Mysteries’ new movie-length specials surrounding its gentle, inspirational, and PTC Seal of ApprovalTM-winning series Signed Sealed Delivered, Truth Be Told exemplifies the very best in that series and in Hallmark’s movies. Dealing sensitively yet honestly with deeply emotional issues like identity, personal values, and faith, Truth Be Told is replete with positive messages. There is no harmful or problematic content; brief mention is made of one character’s mother having had an affair, and while reading Rita’s attempt at writing a romance novel, Phoebe asks, “What’s ‘bodice-bursting passion’?” for humorous effect.
Because of its family content, its deeply honest and touching emotion and its promotion of positive values, the Parents Television Council is proud to award Signed Sealed Delivered: Truth Be Told with the PTC Seal of Approval®. The PTC recommends this movie for viewers over age ten.
Truth Be Told airs Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, 8:00 p.m. Central/Mountain on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.
Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is available on DISH Network channel 187, DirecTV channel 565, and most cable systems. To find this channel on your cable system, click here.
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