Thursday, May 27, 2010

Vote With Your Remote / Secrets of the Mountain

As a parent, I sometimes have a tough time finding family-friendly TV programs.  There's a lot of prime-time programming that I don't want to watch, let alone allow my child to watch!  That's one of the reasons I was glad to have the chance to see Secrets of the Mountain and to learn about the Vote With Your Remote campaign.  Here's a little information about the campaign:
The Vote With Your Remote movement is helping bring more family-friendly entertainment to TV – like the Secrets of the Mountain movie on NBC (now on DVD at Wal-Mart), which became the #1 TV program on Friday, April 16, and one of the highest rated TV movies of the year.

The control is in your hands. Producers, sponsors and parents are coming together to show that high-quality family entertainment is wanted and appreciated. By showing your support for Vote With Your Remote, you will help great television programming the entire family can enjoy together become readily more available.
I am all in favor of a campaign, supported by parents and industry professionals, that brings more family-friendly programming to television!  And I'm happy to share that the same Walmart/P&G collaboration is bringing The Jensen Project to NBC on July 16.  (Mark your calendar!)

I missed Secrets of the Mountain when it was on TV, so I was eager to watch it on DVD (available at Walmart).  Here's a synopsis of the plot:
Can a family survive an ancient mystery? Somewhere between the demands of her career, her ex's wedding and her kids' busy schedules, Dana James (Paige Turco, "The Agency") is noticing her tight-knit family starting to unravel. An unexpected offer to purchase her family's mountain property sets up a weekend road trip, which she hopes will bring her family back together. But when they arrive, they quickly learn that the mountain is much more than it seems. An ancient secret and a treacherous quest will test the family like never before. It's an edge-of-the-seat thriller that reminds us that when times are tough, families don't run away from problems - they run back to each other.
The movie reminded me of films I saw when I was a kid, except of course that it was updated with current idioms and references.  My husband and my son would have liked to see more big, dramatic action scenes, but I found it very refreshing.  I appreciated the family relationships, the adventure, and the mystery.  Beyond that, it was so good to be able to enjoy a movie without having to worry about the profanity and other objectionable content that appears in so much primetime TV these days.

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of the DVD/CD set, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  I have received no other compensation for this post, and all opinions are my own or my family's.


  1. You know i missed it on TV too, I'll have to check it out.

  2. I won a copy of it on DVD, and it IS a good movie! My whole family enjoyed watching it together.


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