Thanks to Mom Central, I had the opportunity to watch Truth Be Told with my family before it airs. It's an excellent family movie that is both humorous and heartwarming. Bure's acting is really impressive. She shows us how Annie struggles between her desire for the new job and her guilty conscience caused by going against her own advice for her clients "Honesty is the best policy". I love the way the romance between Annie and Mark develops as well as the feelings of Mark's kids toward Annie. I'm also touched by the simple but deep love between the Bishop couple as portrayed in the movie. My husband, on the other hand, is more attracted by the beautiful scenery of the ranch. He wishes that we could own a ranch like that some day.
The story makes us to think when it is OK to lie and how to draw the line between a white lie and a regular lie. It is our wish to be truthful at all times, but sometimes we may want to avoid telling truth that may hurt someone else's feelings. I deem a lie unacceptable if it's meant to take advantage of others and benefit the liar only, similar to what happens in the movie. But it's fine to tell someone she looks beautiful to make her happy even when you think otherwise. We definitely don't want to teach our children to lie, but from time to time we may have to conceal the truth in order to protect them.
While we ponder upon what constitutes an appropriate lie, don't forget to tune in the Truth Be Told premiere tomorrow night. Feel free to share you thoughts on the movie after you have a chance to watch it. You may also want to follow Family Movie Night on Facebook to keep up with the conversation and what's coming up next.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a movie kit to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.