Your Love Never Fails
Suitable for any age.
Video Release: 3/1/2011
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter/Donna Rolfe
Writer: Michael Feifer
Producer: Barry Barnholtz, Jeffrey Schenck
Director: Michael Feifer
Runtime: 96 min.
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Starring: Elisa Donavan, Tom Skerritt, Fred Willard, Brad Rowe; Kirsten Dorn, Victoria Pratt, Catherine Hicks, John Schneider
LAURA (Elisa Donovan) is a working mother who just wants to spend more time with her daughter KELSEY, 9. Unfortunately, her demanding boss PAUL (Fred Willard) has other ideas. When Kelsey's father, DYLAN (Brad Rowe) files for joint custody, Laura is forced to take Kelsey to Texas, where she confronts the lifestyle, church and father (Tom Skerritt) that she left behind. With the help of the local church minister, Pastor Frank (John Schneider) Laura and Dylan will find their way back to the commitment they made to each other and to Kelsey.
"Your Love Never Fails" is the story of a woman named Laura Conners (Elisa Donovan) who has moved her daughter Kelsey (Kirstin Dorn) with her to New York, following a life in Texas while married to Dylan (Brad Rowe). The funny thing is that neither Dylan nor Laura took the time to finalize a divorce. Laura has become a successful candidate for VP at a bank and Dylan continues to live life on the ranch he loves. When he decides he cannot go on seeing his daughter just a couple of times a year, he sues for custody rights and Laura travels back home with her daughter to resolve the matter.
Once back home she begins to realize how much she has missed her simple life there in addition to her husband, Dylan. It is not all friendly at first, but both Dylan and Laura realize they are still attracted to each other. This wonderful film deals with family values, making difficult decisions, forgiveness, and includes a fine though brief sermon from the local pastor, Pastor Frank, played nicely by John Schneider. The pastor makes a nice comment which is, "The goal of God's command is love." The film is wholesome with an outcome that is satisfying without being predictable.
This film contains some wonderful music and to quote one of the characters "Family values. Wow! I like it!" We are pleased to award our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal to this DVD and happily recommend it for the entire family. We also award it five Doves, our highest rating.
Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Violence: A few arguments between a husband and a wife including a brief one in church; a jealous wife is not nice to a woman she perceives as a rival; there is a brief clip of a scene involving a sign at a store which says "Guns, Ammo and Gifts".
Drugs: A comment about getting a "good stiff one" referring to a drink; vodka is ordered and a drink is served in a restaurant.
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: Praying over food; a brief sermon on marriage in church.