The Color of Rain (2014) Rated TV-14

color of rainWhen cancer claims Gina Kell’s husband, she is left with two boys to raise. A few weeks later, cancer also claims the life of Michael Spehn’s wife, leaving him with three children. As they both struggle with the loss in their lives, they become friends, and eventually love blooms. Now, they struggle with family and friends questioning their growing emotions. Based on the book, The Color of Rain, by Michael and Gina Spehn. Starring Lacey Chabert, Warren Christie, Gwynyth Walsh

I have come to adore Lacey Chabert in these Hallmark films. She brings such heart and strength to every character she’s played, and this movie is no different. She gives Gina the strength necessary for a woman who has lost her husband and the courage to move forward in life. Add the performance of Warren Christie, who is also wonderful in Hallmark films but I especially enjoy in his meatier television roles. He plays the grieving husband, who questions God and the reason his wife was taken from him. Although the film doesn’t go into great detail with regard to the couples faith, it’s still quite evident that it’s a big part of their lives. This film was based on the true story of Gina and Michael Spehn’s life. The film does at times lack continuity, but that does not detract from the great story this film is.  It is a sad, but hopeful, romance. This movie is worth a watch.

 

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