You've Got a Friend - Great Family Movie

There is something about the word "Hallmark" that makes me feel like everything is going to be okay.
That also includes HALLMARK MOVIES, just in case there was any doubt about that one...
You know what I mean?  I know many a female who has spent one day of their life curled up on TV watching Hallmark movies...

I recently heard of a new Hallmark Movie, "You've Got a Friend" and I wanted to see it..
It has John Schneider in there, it has to be decent.. Right?

I can not say that I was surprised at how heartwarming it was...
Since it was Hallmark, I knew it should be...

I thought it was a great movie.

Basically, a 12 year old boy is suddenly orphaned when both his mom and dad are killed.  He moves in to live with his aunt and uncle... Taking a bus to get there, new town... new life... new everything... 
He moves in with them (and you gather that they have never met before this big day... )
He is sort of a day dreamer, well... not really a "day dreamer" but his mind is elsewhere...
Not turning in his school work, nor his homework.  His teacher talks to him about it and chalks is up to the new adjustments that he is dealing with.  Going that extra step to check on a child, versus just letting him go through the cracks is a major deal... As he knows he has someone on his side...

Now, the aunt and uncle are a bit different...
The aunt seems to have a heart of gold and really wants what is best for the boy, but his uncle just seems to have so much built up anger/hurt/resentment...

That being said, the boy, Bobby, forms a hard earned bond with the town "crazy."
The "crazy" is John Schneider... He is a loner and the kids of the town talk about him... You know, a collection of skulls at home... working on dead bodies...
(sort of reminded me of the old man in THE SANDLOT.)

You have to watch the movie to see what all happens, you will like it though.
I enjoyed that it was a movie I could watch while Broxton was in the room.  He is such a sponge, so any thing he should NOT say is certainly one that he has to repeat over and over again...

Not only was this a great movie to enjoy, it is one that I can suggest to my grandparents to watch, as it really is a great family movie...
It deals with a soap box derby too, so even the kids will love it!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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