|Rated: TV-PG for violence|
Starring: Lori Loughlin, Rick Ravanello, and Andrew Dunbar
Released: September 14, 2013
The Good: The content of this film was rather clean; about the only objectionable thing was one misuse of God's name. It's also great to see a movie that features garage sales; too many people ignore them, not realizing how much you can find at just one. I liked the way the camera work showed how a "savvy shopper" spots a bargain.
The Bad: Three complaints, and rather big ones at that. First off: While the movie appears to be based around garage sales, the actual murder could just as easily be in any episode of Monk or Murder, She Wrote; saying more than that could spoil the ending. Second off: The plot thread of the detective dating Jennifer's daughter was unnecessary, and added nothing to the plot; did the writers just feel the need to add some romance? Lastly, a lack of closed captioning or English subtitles made some dialogue hard for me to understand, due to the ever-present congestion in my ears. Deaf or hard-of hearing viewers will want to take note of that.
- Sex: One or two kisses; a husband and wife cuddling in bed. 4/5
- Nudity: None. 5/5
- Language: One misuse of God's name. 4/5
- Violence: A woman is murdered; another woman is shot at, but not killed; a guy falls through a roof and sustains serious injuries. None of it is bloody or graphic, though. 4/5
- Drugs: None. 5/5
- Frightening/Intense Sequences: Along with the violence, seeing a woman lying there dead could be freaky for some viewers. 3/5
- Other: Buddha is referenced throughout. 4/5