The Easter Promise

DVD Release: February 3, 2015
The Easter Promise


In a small Nebraska town in the late 1940s, Addie Mills and her young friends are excited over the visit of a celebrity, a local woman who became a successful Broadway actress and has returned home for a short time following the death of her mother. Addie brings the woman home for the family Easter celebration, and the little girl’s concern and kindness help the woman see the promise of better days ahead.

Dove Review

Addie Mills is a young girl who lives with her father and grandmother in a small town in Nebraska. Life was different in those days of the 1940s. People knew their neighbors, lived in the same neighborhood after they were grown and had thoughts about people that moved away. Addie and her friends want to get to know the actress that has returned back to their small town to settle an estate.

There is a particular story that Addie learns that is not as glamorous as they all expected of the successful actress. But Addie’s kindness helps the woman start with a new beginning in the small town that they both adore.

This movie is a charming story of days gone by; at times it seems like you are watching a stage play with talented actor and actresses. It relays the tale of how some people just need a little kindness and help to get through some difficult times.

We award this movie the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Childish name calling like dork and jerk.
Violence: A woman is angry and throws a bottle.
Drugs: A man smokes cigarettes; woman asks for a cocktail or wine and is told that they do not partake in alcohol; a main character is drunk and has a drinking problem.
Nudity: None
Other: A woman while drunk is rude to young girls and calls one girl a brat; discussion regarding not knowing why people drink.


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Director: Paul Bogart
Producer: Alan Shayne
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe