A Mystery Movie with a Heart for Homeschoolers
Lots of people are discovering the movie “Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s”. But it’s really trending among homeschool families, especially with mystery-loving moms with teenage and young-adult daughters (and the men who love them) .
Mikayla Leybovich, the producer, co-writer, and star of the movie is a homeschool grad, as are several of the other cast and crew members. This feature-length film is now being distributed on Amazon Video and will be coming soon to other venues.
This movie is intended to be watched without the concern that you’re going to be confronted with gratuitous profanity, gore, or sexual situations. While this is a murder mystery and romance story, the romance in the show is presented without any steamy scenes that would make you want to cover your eyes. And all fight scenes and the references to murders are done in an understated way, similar to the classic TV mysteries from years ago.
An Intelligent Story with Clever Plot Twists
It’s hard to find family friendly movies that also have intelligent plots. The plot of Mount Hideaway Mysteries includes real estate, small town economics, and spy stuff. One of the writers of the show has actual experience working in classified situations and facilities and several of the plot points are based on real life in the intelligence community. (We don’t really recommend it for kids under 12 or so. They might not get some of the plot twists.)
Strong, Virtuous Female Lead Characters
While there are some great guys in this movie, this is mostly a story about strong women. In the media today, women are often portrayed either as victims or bullies. The women of Mount Hideaway Mysteries aren’t perfect, but they are women that moms and daughters can feel good about spending time with.
Reviews from Leading Homeschool Bloggers:
The Movie Incorporates Faith Without Being “Preachy”
Many of the characters in the film attend church, and one of the main characters is the local pastor. Most mainstream Hollywood movies go out of their way to ignore or distance themselves from anything connected with genuine faith. This movie portrays a lifestyle where the church is still regarded as an integral part of the community and the lives of people who live there.
A Community-Based Movie, Outside the “Hollywood Machine”
Mount Hideaway Mysteries was created by Virginia filmmakers with a cast and crew from the local Virginia/MD/DC area without the financing or influence of major studios. That has allowed us to tell our story without compromising our standards.
Please Watch and Share!
The film was funded by the producers, with lots of in-kind support from businesses and individuals in the local community.
Proceeds from the sales and rentals of the movie will be used to create more family-friendly (and homeschool-friendly) movies and shows. If enough people watch, like, and spread the news, there could be many more movies like this one!