Like a nation tune loaded up with the typical platitudes, Hallmark Channel’s “Each Second Counts” has everything except the conning canine heading out in a taken pickup truck — but then it actually appears to be a sincere, engaging family film. Indeed, it’s tremendously invigorating to see a film that isn’t some Technicolor teenager dream. “Consistently Counts” has neither the special machine of Disney nor the cool factor of Nickelodeon, however to the extent family dramatizations go, this is a late spring pearl.
Chief John Bradshaw augments Vancouver vistas (remaining in here for Silverdale, Wash.) to set the state of mind for this current Western youngster story. Creek Preston (“Kyle XY’s” Magda Apanowicz) is a boss in the rodeo game of writing whose commitment has made her a virtual outsider to everybody at her secondary school.
Prepared by her father Joe (Stephen Collins), a previous hero himself, Brooke has smothered the entirety of the commonplace adolescent propensities alongside her fantasy about turning into a veterinarian to work the rodeo circuit. Her affection and expertise for the game is obvious, yet it before long turns out to be evident that Brooke rides to bring in cash to assist with supporting her family during tough situations.
At the point when Joe loses his employment, it falls on Brooke to carry on the rodeo heritage and get the family in the clear financially. As the tension builds, Brooke begins to abandon her fantasy of a school grant.
In spite of the sensational blue grass tune arrangement, the pic is fairly effective in its handling of joblessness, monetary burdens and the pressing factors of discovering approaches to pay for school. High schooler issues like sex and medications may make for flashier plot focuses, however the family dramatization here is comparably genuine.
As Brooke, Apanowicz is a wonder — an exquisite, normal entertainer whose stewing pressure never bubbles over to such an extent as it destroys her. Collins likewise places in a decent perf; his grimy nation fascinate works here as the crushed Joe, scrambling to keep up with his pride and his family’s accounts. Joe’s not a trouble maker, but rather he puts forth some truly downright terrible trying to save his little girl from a comparative destiny. The cast is pleasantly balanced by Barbara Williams as Brooke’s mom and Brett Dier as Caden, Brooke’s freshly discovered love interest.
Paul Mitchnick’s camerawork is staggering, deftly shifting back and forth between clearing landscape shots and speedy pony riding activity arrangements. Combined with unique music by Stacey Hersh, it suitably sets the temperament for the film.