Though I haven't read any of the books this story was based off of I felt it was a very entertaining movie that pulled on my heartstrings. I'm sure we can all get picky about details but in the end was the storyline plausible and did it entertain in a wholesome fashion, my answer is yes to both.
Well produced movie about Amish life. It's a pleasure to be able to sit down with the whole family with assurance that the movie is family friendly. Recommended age would be 8+. Little children could still watch it but would find it hard to understand the story line.