Time to Remember, A

Theatrical Release: November 23, 2003
DVD Release: November 23, 2003
Time to Remember, A


Two estranged daughters return to the family home on Thanksgiving to find their relationship with their mother even more difficult that before. As strong-willed widow Maggie busily prepares for a perfect family celebration, her recently-diagnosed Alzheimer’s condition becomes more apparent. Daughter Valetta and Brit, with the help of Aunt Billie, come to terms with the disease and move toward a stronger bond as they renew family ties and reflect on their past. It is a triumphant story of family, hope and love amidst the devastation of illness.

Dove Review

This is a film with some good things in it regarding the struggles families have when a loved one has Alzheimer’s, The film has some great lessons as a mom and her daughter who have had their share of problems learn to set them aside and show each other the love and acceptance that they both have longed for. The sister in the film shows her husband that spending time with family is more important than making more money.

One of the women who is a single mom realizes that getting married to her baby’s father is the best thing for all of them and she finally accepts his plea. However, there is a conversation between two women about how many men they have slept with, and there is no repentance, and also one character is surprised the other woman has only slept with her husband. Therefore Dove cannot approve this film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Two sisters talk about how many men they slept with.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Some alcohol consumed; some smoking.
Nudity: None.
Other: None.


Company: Hallmark Home Entertainment
Director: John Putch
Producer: Larry Levinson, Robert Halmi, Jr., Kyle Clark, Kevin Bocarde
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 93 min.
Starring: Dana Delaney, Doris Roberts, Magen Gallagher, Louise Fletcher
Reviewer: Debbie Satala