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* ParentalSubstitute: Ivy who suddenly dies and her estranged sister Sarah, career-oriented journalist, is supposed to take care of her five children.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Ivy Ivy, a mother of five who joined the Amish community, suddenly dies and her estranged sister Sarah, a career-oriented journalist, is supposed to take care of her five children.



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Cynical Newspaper columnist in Portland, Oregon Sarah Cain discovers to her shock that her sister, an Amish convert has died and appointed her guardian of five Amish children. She takes them back to the city and attempts to raise them. [[spoiler: After much trouble she returns them to their small hamlet and leaves. The children run after her and beg her not to. As the movie closes it is implied that Sarah will move to their village thus being "saved" from her cynicism.]]

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Cynical Newspaper columnist in Portland, Oregon Sarah Cain discovers to her shock that her sister, an Amish convert has died and appointed her guardian of five Amish children. She takes them back to the city and attempts to raise them. [[spoiler: After much trouble she returns them to their small hamlet and leaves. The children run after her and beg her not to. As the movie closes it is implied that Sarah will move to their village thus being "saved" from her cynicism.]]
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* AnAesop: Cynicism is bad.
* ApronMatron: One of Lyddie's career goals.

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* AnAesop: Cynicism is bad.
bad. Sarah will move to their village and will be thus "saved" from her cynicism.
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* ApronMatron: One of Lyddie's career goals.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Lyddie looks pretty and presumably her boyfriend thinks so. Yes, Amish girls have boyfriends. They do take into account this aspect of life and have some curious customs about it.
** Well honestly, nineteenth-century dresses and bonnets do actually make a girl quite attractive to my mind. Amish girls are just plain cute.

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%% * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Lyddie looks pretty and presumably her boyfriend thinks so. Yes, Amish girls have boyfriends. They do take into account this aspect of life and have some curious customs about it.
** Well honestly, nineteenth-century dresses and bonnets do actually make a girl quite attractive to my mind. Amish girls are just plain cute.
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%% This example explains how she is pretty. What about the good part of the trope?
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* CultureClash: Between Amish and "Englishchers" or non-Amish.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: When Lyddie finds that the other children have been doing sinful things like wearing non-Amish clothes and being on the wrestling team. Also they were showing that they are ashamed of their kinfolk by doing so. That was what Lyddie was irritated at.
* FlyoverCountry: Lancaster County Pennsylvania--Amish country.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Aunt Sarah; their mother must have been crazy to name her as guardian.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: When Lyddie finds that the other children have been doing sinful things like wearing non-Amish clothes and being on the wrestling team. Also they were showing that they are ashamed of their kinfolk by doing so. That was what Lyddie was irritated at.
%% * FlyoverCountry: Lancaster County Pennsylvania--Amish country.
%% * GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Aunt Sarah; their mother must have been crazy to name her as guardian.



* HeelFaceTurn: When Aunt Sarah learns to be nicer.

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* HumanInterestStory: Sarah tries to make the children this without their permission.

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* LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: The film premiered on the channel.
* ManBehindTheMan: Lyddie, the big sis behind the aunt. Aunt Sarah is selfish and too incompetent to raise five children from a strange culture. Lyddie is neither selfish nor incompetent and finds Sarah rather annoying.
%%* MassiveNumberedSiblings: All five Amish.
* MyGirlBackHome: Lyddie is shown writing to her boyfriend Levi who is still back in Pennsylvania.

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%% * LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: The film premiered on the channel.
* ManBehindTheMan: Lyddie, the big sis behind the aunt. Aunt Sarah is selfish and too incompetent to raise five children from a strange culture. Lyddie is neither selfish nor incompetent and finds Sarah rather annoying.
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MassiveNumberedSiblings: All five Amish.
Amish siblings, nieces and nephews to Sarah. Lyddie is the eldest, then there is Caleb, Anna Mae, Josiah and youngest Hannah.
* MyGirlBackHome: Lyddie is shown writing to her boyfriend Levi who is still back in Pennsylvania. In this case, the girl is out in the world having an adventure



** Given that this law is normally rational but didn't fit to this case, perhaps it is better described as BeleguredBureaucrat.

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** Given that this law * ParentalSubstitute: Ivy who suddenly dies and her estranged sister Sarah, career-oriented journalist, is normally rational but didn't fit supposed to this case, perhaps it is better described as BeleguredBureaucrat.take care of her five children.



* ProperLady: Lyddie who tries to be, and make the children, proper to Amish standards.



* PromotionToParent: Lyddie the big sis. She isn't exactly promoted to parent because Sarah is supposedly the guardian but it is obvious she wants to be, ought to be, and would do a far better job.

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* PromotionToParent: Lyddie the big sis. She isn't exactly is willing to be promoted to parent and be the maternal figure for her younger siblings, but she can't legally do it because Sarah she's not old enough. Their aunt Sarah, their deceased mom's sister, is supposedly the supposed to become their legal guardian but it is obvious she Lyddie wants to be, ought to be, and would do a far better job.



* {{Schoolmarm}}: Another of Lyddie's career goals.

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* TheSpartanWay: Being Amish resembles a more peaceful version of this.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: This is the first time the children had been outside their community.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Lyddie, but just slightly and not enough not to be unrealistic.

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%% * WhatYouAreInTheDark: This is the first time the children had been outside their community.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Lyddie, but just slightly Lyddie is very responsible for a teenager and not enough not she's capable to be unrealistic.taking care of her . A rather realistic portrayal.
* YourFavourite: Sarah's boyfriend Bryan visits Sarah at the end of the movie while he's on a business trip and brings her a piece of her favorite cheesecake as a reconciliation gesture.


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* {{Arcadia}}

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* TheConscience: Lyddie

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* DeterminedHomesteader: The Amish Village.
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* GoodFeelsGood
* GoodOldWays: Well yeah, they're Amish.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sarah.

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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: All five Amish.

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* PreacherMan: The Amish bishop.

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* SiblingTeam: The Amish children.

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* {{Subculture}}: Amish
* TeamMom: Lyddie
* VerbingNouny

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This is a film based on the novel ''The Redemption Of Sarah Cain'' by Beverly Lewis. It is directed by Michael Landon, Jr.

Cynical Newspaper columnist in Portland, Oregon Sarah Cain discovers to her shock that her sister, an Amish convert has died and appointed her guardian of five Amish children. She takes them back to the city and attempts to raise them. [[spoiler: After much trouble she returns them to their small hamlet and leaves. The children run after her and beg her not to. As the movie closes it is implied that Sarah will move to their village thus being "saved" from her cynicism.]]

This is a rather predictable plot but it is a light and heartwarming movie.
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'''Tropes include:'''
* {{Amish}}
* AnAesop: Cynicism is bad.
* ApronMatron: One of Lyddie's career goals.
* {{Arcadia}}
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Lyddie looks pretty and presumably her boyfriend thinks so. Yes, Amish girls have boyfriends. They do take into account this aspect of life and have some curious customs about it.
** Well honestly, nineteenth-century dresses and bonnets do actually make a girl quite attractive to my mind. Amish girls are just plain cute.
* TheConscience: Lyddie
* CultureClash: Between Amish and "Englishchers" or non-Amish.
* DeterminedHomesteader: The Amish Village.
* DontSplitUsUp
* DrillSergeantNasty: When Lyddie finds that the other children have been doing sinful things like wearing non-Amish clothes and being on the wrestling team. Also they were showing that they are ashamed of their kinfolk by doing so. That was what Lyddie was irritated at.
* FlyoverCountry: Lancaster County Pennsylvania--Amish country.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Aunt Sarah; their mother must have been crazy to name her as guardian.
* GoodFeelsGood
* GoodOldWays: Well yeah, they're Amish.
* GoodIsOldFashioned:
* HeelFaceTurn: When Aunt Sarah learns to be nicer.
* HiddenDepths: The Amish boy Caleb proves to be a very good wrestler. Apparently pushing a plow is good exercise.
* HumanInterestStory: Sarah tries to make the children this without their permission.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sarah.
* LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: The film premiered on the channel.
* ManBehindTheMan: Lyddie, the big sis behind the aunt. Aunt Sarah is selfish and too incompetent to raise five children from a strange culture. Lyddie is neither selfish nor incompetent and finds Sarah rather annoying.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: All five Amish.
* MyGirlBackHome: Lyddie is shown writing to her boyfriend Levi who is still back in Pennsylvania.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The Government points out that Lyddie was underage for guardianship by a year even though she is most certainly qualified. In this case it is no one's fault; the law simply can't cover every circumstance.
** Given that this law is normally rational but didn't fit to this case, perhaps it is better described as BeleguredBureaucrat.
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: Public school in Portland slightly corrupts the Amish children; at least enough to shock Lyddie, though rather venial corruptions by Englishcher standards to say the least.
* ProperLady: Lyddie who tries to be, and make the children, proper to Amish standards.
* PreacherMan: The Amish bishop.
* PromotionToParent: Lyddie the big sis. She isn't exactly promoted to parent because Sarah is supposedly the guardian but it is obvious she wants to be, ought to be, and would do a far better job.
* SaintlyChurch
* {{Schoolmarm}}: Another of Lyddie's career goals.
* SiblingTeam: The Amish children.
* TheSpartanWay: Being Amish resembles a more peaceful version of this.
* {{Subculture}}: Amish
* TeamMom: Lyddie
* VerbingNouny
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: This is the first time the children had been outside their community.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Lyddie, but just slightly and not enough not to be unrealistic.
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