Country-music singer Reba McEntire, who previously acted in supporting roles in TREMORS (1990) and a handful of TV movies, confidently takes center stage in this family-oriented drama with non-threatening doses of female empowerment. The plot and dialogue seem to write themselves at
times, but good acting makes the made-for-TV feature watchable.
After a breast-cancer scare, housewife Lily Marshall (McEntire) takes stock of her life and re-enters college to earn a degree in literature, a dream deferred long ago when she married carpenter Brad (Keith Carradine) and raised their family. Her initially supportive husband and kids grow cold to
the idea when Lily spen...