Silk Hope Just when her sister and her fiancé are planning to sell their late father’s North Carolina farm, philanderer Frannie Vaughn, whom they couldn’t even reach for the funeral, returns. She prevents the sale and flippantly decides to turn it into a pig farm, without any know-how. Meanwhile she makes life livelier and harder for anyone in the factory where her sister gets her a job she soon messes up, but thus finds a partner in foreman Ruben, standing by him when disaster strikes.
Pleasant enough diversion…
Gentle family drama
This TV film tells the story of extrovert Frannie suddenly returning to Silk Hope to visit friends and family, but unaware of her mother’s death. Her sister runs the family home, but is intending to sell it and move away with her new husband. Frannie strongly objects to the idea, and vows to keep the family heirloom as it were, by getting a job and maintaining responsibility.
In comes handsome Ruben and the two soon fall in love (as you do), and it’s from this point that I sort of lost interest….
There is more to Farrah Fawcett than just the blonde hair and looks, she can portray a character extremely convincingly when she puts her mind to it – and it is certainly proved here as well as some of her previous efforts like Extremities and Small Sacrificies – a great performance from the legendary Charlie’s Angel.
Silk Hope is the type of film that never shies away from its cheap and cheerful TV image, and you know there was a limit to the budget, but it’s not the worst film ever made. The positive aspects are there; you just have to find them