Robert Tate Miller adapts Lynn Austin's best-selling, Christy Award-winning 2001 novel for the screen in the family-friendly drama Hidden Places. Sydney Penny (All My Children) stars as Eliza Wyatt, a Christian widow and mother of two grappling with a loss of faith, and forced to pull in the harvest before the bank forecloses on her family property. At the end of her rope, Eliza receives some greatly valued assistance from down-and-out military veteran Gabe Harper (Jason Gedrick) and venerable Aunt Batty (The Partridge Family's Shirley Jones). The film thus sings an ode to selfless love, the commitment to family, and the necessity of faith in God and others. Yelena Lanskaya directs this Hallmark Entertainment production. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
It starts off slow, but give it time. The sheriff lets you know in his own way that the hobo is more than he seems. Gabe Harper who is played by Jason Gedrick surprises you with his clean good looks. He may not seem like a hunk in the beginning ladies, but give him time and the is handsome man will be revealed. This is difinitely a chick flick, and delivers a great story with the hero coming to rescue the fair maiden. She cleans up well, since at the begining she looked haggarded and dowdy.
I started to turn it off in the beginning of the movie, but the action and acting improves after the grandfather kicks the bucket so do not turn it off.