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Plot: Despite different backgrounds and disapproving parents, a working-class teen falls in love with the wealthy son of a prominent family in a small West Texas town.
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Not following the family plan
This Lifetime film involves the richest kid in a small Texas town who falls for a girl from the other side of the tracks. Much is made of the lack of identity of the girl’s father, but in the end that turns out to be quite irrelevant to the proceedings.
There’s no anonymity in a small town like this. Maybe if young Polly Cusumanno had grown up in a big city, her past might have disappeared, but in a place like this everyone knows everyone’s business.
Including Marshall Teague, the richest guy in town. He wants son Chad Allen to marry the banker’s daughter in fact he insists on Chad standing up Polly and taking Shonda Farr to the senior prom. They do have a rendezvous after the prom though.
Teague and his wife Gretchen German are an interesting pair though, a bit freaky. They are also single minded in training Chad’s younger sister Kaitlyn Lewis to be a new Miss Junior Texas. Seeing her in that pageant reminded me of Jon Benet Ramsey and what her parents must have been like.
A serious crisis brings the parties together though not quite all at once.
What Matters Most is not bad for a Lifetime Channel production. Viewers from Texas seem to think it captured the culture very well and who am I to argue?
Started Slow But Picks Up
Some have called this movie a “modern day Romeo and Juliet” tale. That might be a bit of a stretch, but there are some similarities. Chad Allen plays a H.S.Senior, Lucas, whose well-off father has some real anger management issues. Allen has a lifelong friend, Heather, who lives with her divorced mother and together they run a busy diner. Lucas’ parents have all but arranged a marriage for him with to a family of their choosing, one of acceptable social status. Needles to say, the star- crossed lovers, Lucas and Heather, realize they are in love and want to marry. You may guess where things go from there. Friction would be putting it mildly. There is a pretty good, surprise ending which makes the rest of the movie worth the time. One problem I had with the movie is that, in the beginning, the main character, Lucas, is rather “hard to like”. It becomes clear, later, that his mood and attitude are due to his home situation. Getting past that, you start to pull for the young lovers who are rowing up-stream all the way. There is a near tragedy which makes for an interesting sub-plot. For those who like romance stories with a satisfying ending, What Matters Most works. This movie has just a little cussing by the high-school boys and the only skin shown are the shirtless H.S. basketball players as they banter in the locker room.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (USA)
Director Jane Cusumano
Writer Jane Cusumano
Actors Chad Allen, Polly Cole, Gretchen German
Country United States
Awards 3 wins
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Sound Mix Stereo
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