Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Impossible Dreams

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Synopsis

The Postables work against the clock decoding a letter to rescue a soldier in Afghanistan and reunite her with her family, while Rita competes for the National Miss Special Delivery title in Washington, D.C.

Dove Review

Inspiring, charming and always delightful, the Signed, Sealed, Delivered series is back with a very moving and patriotic installment: The Impossible Dream.

Centered around the Postables, a team of special investigators for the United States Postal Service, Signed, Sealed, Delivered enchants and engages viewers in a simpler, more gallant world of possibility. One of faith, innocence, and unrelenting hope. The team is comprised of Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), the leader and chivalrous wordsmith; Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), a formerly cynical IT wiz; Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) a remarkable mind with a remarkable heart to match; and Norman Doorman (Geoff Gustafson) a brilliant but shy bookworm.

On this adventure, we follow the team as they bravely face the United States Congress in the hopes of rescuing a hostage soldier. Through flashbacks we are clued in on the time-sensitive letter which could reunite this American hero with her beloved daughter. On top of the harrowing deadline and tricky clues, the team must also help Rita in the Ms. Special Delivery pageant while also navigating their developing personal relationships.

For fans of the Signed, Sealed, Delivered series, you will not be disappointed! This film is every bit as heartwarming as you’ve come to expect. If you haven’t seen a film from the series yet, do yourself a favor and start with this one. Along with the adorable budding romances between Oliver and Shane, and Rita and Norman, you are swept away in an even greater love story: the love a mother has for her child, and vice versa. The plot is intriguing and manages touchy subjects so tactfully; it is a film that is graceful without being boring, offers conflict without gratuity, and shines a light in a dim world.

In true Martha Williamson fashion, faith is ever so subtly sprinkled throughout the film, from the way Mr. O’Toole carries himself, to the scriptures recited and the encouraging words spoken – there is no doubt that every little miracle in this film points to a very big God.

As an added bonus, this film features both men and women with strong integrity, as well as highlighting veterans and the relationship between parents and children. The writing and acting simply cannot be outdone, The Impossible Dream reaches you on every level, creating a well-rounded mystery, a satisfying love story, and touching drama all in one. This story proves that with a little teamwork and a lot of hope, there are no impossible dreams.

Due to some complex themes that may be difficult for very young viewers (notably the combat situations/war and romance) we are pleased to award “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream” the Dove Seal of Approval for Ages 12+.

Content Description

Faith: A few Bible verses are read and used as a key plot point; hope is a recurring theme.
Integrity: The main characters are helpful, kind, and willing to stand up for what is right.
Sex: A kiss on the hand; two kisses between unmarried characters; a woman is in labor (nothing graphic is shown).
Language: “H*ll” is sung as part of a song.
Violence: A main character is shown in a combat setting and held hostage; soldiers with guns; a bleeding leg wound
Drugs: Suggested alcohol consumption in one scene
Nudity: None
Other: The film deals with some mature themes such as war, romantic relationships and death.

Info

Company: Hallmark Hall of Fame
Director: Kevin Fair
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 84 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Cammie H