Alanna Nash
December 21, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

True Love

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
performer
Ron Eldard, Annabella Sciorra
director
Nancy Savoca
author
Richard Guay, Nancy Savoca

We gave it a C+

Williams was the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year in 1978. But since then his records have become increasingly predictable. Most of them are made up of a handful of sentimental tunes by veteran Nashville songwriter Bob McDill and a couple of medium-tempo rhythm numbers. All the songs are laced with a country-folk backing and designed to fit Williams’ persona as a sensitive family man, working to keep the romance in his marriage. In True Love he breaks out of the mold only with Craig Bickhardt’s ”Donald and June,” a sweet, poignant look at a middle-class couple and how life hardly turned out as they’d planned. C+

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