Where There's a Will

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  • TV14
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.2  (280)

Where There's a Will is a heartwarming drama-comedy that tells the story of a family struggling to deal with the aftermath of their patriarch's passing. Directed by John Putch, the movie is set in the small town of Harmony, where Bill's (Marion Ross) sudden death leaves his children and grandchildren with a substantial inheritance but also some unexpected conditions.

The movie opens with Bill's lawyer, Tom (Frank Whaley), gathering the family to read out Bill's last will and testament. The family isn't thrilled about having to go through this process, but they are all curious to know what their father has left them. However, the big surprise comes when Tom declares that their father's inheritance comes with a twist: before anyone can access their money, they must complete a set of specific tasks that are outlined in the will. These tasks range from the mundane to the bizarre, and the family members find them to be both perplexing and amusing.

The family consists of Bill's two children, Karen (Christine Elise) and Jeff (Keith Carradine), their spouses, and their children, who are all quite different and have their own personality quirks. Karen, the more practical of the two, is a suburban housewife with a perfectionist streak, while Jeff is an easy-going bachelor who runs a local bar, and has always resented his father's preference for Karen. Jeff's teenage daughter, Sophie (Lea Thompson), is a free spirit who loves to play the guitar and often breaks into song, while his younger son, Nick (Linden Ashby), is an ambitious businessman who is trying to build a future for himself. Karen's teenage daughter, Dana (Kaley Cuoco), is a straight-A student with big dreams of attending an Ivy League college.

As the family tries to make sense of their father's requests, they start to unravel the reason behind them. They realize that Bill's conditions are designed to help them work together as a family, to come closer to each other, and to bond over the shared experience. But the family members are all dealing with their own personal issues, which makes it difficult for them to see the bigger picture. Karen is struggling with the fact that her husband has been unfaithful, while Jeff is trying to figure out his place in the family now that his father is gone.

The movie is filled with a series of misadventures and hilarious moments, as the family members try to complete their tasks. From stealing a cow and crashing a wedding, to performing a song in public, they try their best to complete their father's requests, but things don't always go as planned. Along the way, we get to see each character's personality and motivation, which makes the family members more relatable, and their journey more meaningful.

Where There's a Will is not just a story about inheritance; it's a story about a family finding its way back to each other. It's about the importance of family, love, and understanding, even in the most challenging situations. The movie's cinematography captures the beauty of the countryside, and the soundtrack features some beautiful songs that add to the movie's charm. The movie's cast is excellent, with each actor bringing a unique energy to the film. Marion Ross is particularly fantastic as the matriarch of the family, who has the power to bring everyone together, even from beyond the grave.

In conclusion, Where There's a Will is a delightful movie that will leave you feeling good. It's a perfect movie to watch with your family, as it will help you appreciate the power of family bonds, and the importance of communication and honesty. The movie shows that sometimes, even the most challenging situations can bring us closer to each other, as long as we are open to it. If you are looking for a light-hearted and entertaining movie that will make you smile, then Where There's a Will is definitely worth a watch.

Where There's a Will is a 2006 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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  • Release Date
    2006
  • MPAA Rating
    TV14
  • Runtime
    1 hr 36 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (280)