SOURCE: Coaliton for Quality Children's Media

Coaliton for Quality Children's Media

April 14, 2011 07:30 ET

KIDS FIRST! Film Critics "On Assignment" With "Truth be Told"

Honest Reviews by Kids of Films Made for Families for P&G and Walmart's Family Movie Night

SANTA FE, NM--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - KIDS FIRST! reviews "Truth be Told" and the truth is "The movie is great," says Raven Devanney, age 13, one of five national KIDS FIRST! youth Film Critics. "Truth be Told" is a romantic comedy the whole family can enjoy together that plays upon the old adage, "honesty is the best policy." "Truth be Told" is the fifth installment of P&G and Walmart's Family Movie Night initiative and airs on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8/7c on FOX.

According to Raven, "'Truth be Told' is a fantastic movie to watch with family or by yourself. There are a lot of funny parts and also some serious situations." When leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure, "Full House" and "Make It or Break It") is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show, she jumps at the chance. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent widower, Mark Crane (David James Elliott, "JAG") to pose as a married couple with kids. Their story starts to unravel when Annie and Mark join her eccentric soon-to-be boss (Ronny Cox, "Beverly Hills Cop") for a weekend at his ranch in New Mexico. Comical misunderstandings mark the event as Annie struggles to keep up the ruse, finding herself emotionally invested and conflicted by her own conscience. Will she confess the truth about her marital status and her feelings for Mark... and will the truth set them free?

The movie is great for families and for tween/teens as it features the complicated and loving relationship between recently widowed Mark Crane and his 13-year-old daughter, Zoe (Emma Gould) and his 16-year old son, Kenny Crane (Chris Brochu). Raven especially enjoys Zoe's character, "She is my favorite because she is very believable and really sweet."

"Another thing I really enjoy from this film is that the main characters are from Denver, and since I'm from Colorado as well, it is really cool to be able to relate to them. I think 'Truth be Told'is a great movie for family night or for young teens to enjoy on their own. Truth be told, the movie is great!"

KIDS FIRST! recently hosted Family Movie Night at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in honor of the Month of the Military Child. P&G and Walmart brought in special performances for the troops: former American Idol finalists Danny Gokey who makes a cameo in "Truth be Told," which airs this Saturday April 16, and Brooke White who stars in "Change of Plans" which will be available on DVD at Walmart on April 26.

Ranny Levy, president of KIDS FIRST!, celebrates P&G and Walmart's commitment to develop Family Movie Night, "We are thrilled about this corporate initiative to bring family films back to television as it runs directly parallel to the KIDS FIRST! mission. To be able to bring first-rate family films to television is a plus for American families, and we were excited to partner with P&G and Walmart's Family Movie Night to bring a great night of entertainment for our troops and their families."

The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics campaign, which drew 11 million consumer votes in 2010, represents the KIDS FIRST! / Coalition for Quality Children's Media core mission -- to educate children to become critical media users. Enter the KIDS FIRST! monthly review competition at KIDS FIRST! on WonderWorld Entertainment. Test your skills as a film critic and enter the monthly KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Competition.

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    Ann Church
    KIDS FIRST!
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