Dear Prudence (2009)


Dear Prudence (2009)

Prudence MacIntyre, the 'New York home tips' TV show presenter, is sent on holiday, by studio boss Jeffrey Symcox, to a secluded lodge in Tassajero, Wyoming. The lodge was built on the last remnant of Indian land preserved by the Andrews family. Her celebrity status and sassy charm help quickly getting acquainted with local notables, including French heir Jean Phillipe Andrews, his land trust lawyer Doug Craig and police detective Eddie Duncan. Pru is with lodge caretaker Ruth Vigil when she discovers her estranged son JR is missing from his home after leaving a message. Pru finds blood, and although it's not JR's insists he must have been murdered. After her research assent, a computer whiz with a minor criminal record, joins her, and they soon get in danger snooping ahead of the incredulous authorities to discover several linked crimes.
IMDb   5.8 /10
TheMovieDb    5.5 /10
Director Paul Schneider
Writer Les Alexander
Writer Rob Gilmer
Release Date2008-08-22
Runtime1h 27min
GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery
Content RatingTV-PG (TV-PG)
CompanyAlberta Film Entertainment, Alexander/ Mitchell Productions, Granada America
CountryUSA, Canada
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour
Prudence McCoyas Prudence McCoy
Eddie Duncanas Eddie Duncan
Nigel Forsythe IIIas Nigel Forsythe III
Ruth Vigilas Ruth Vigil
Doug Craigas Doug Craig
Les Jillsonas Les Jillson
Jean Phillipe Andrewsas Jean Phillipe Andrews
Jack Flaggas Jack Flagg
Caitlinas Caitlin
JR Vigilas JR Vigil
Jeffrey Symcoxas Jeffrey Symcox
Grant Linneberg
Grant Linneberg
Shift officeras Shift officer

Dear Prudence (2008 film)

Dear Prudence is a Hallmark Channel original made-for-TV movie starring Jane Seymour. The movie premiered August 23, 2008, and was to be a pilot that would become a part of the Hallmark Channel Mystery Wheel. A sequel Perfectly Prudence aired on January 8, 2011.

Plot summary

Prudence Macintyre (Jane Seymour) is the host of the fictitious hit "do-it-yourself" television show Dear Prudence giving out 'Pru Pointers' to her viewers. The film opens with Pru recording a point on how to water plants whilst away, by filling a bucket of water, tying one end of some cotton twine around a brick and the other end is pushed into the plant pot. When the brick is left in the bucket, the water will work its way up the cotton into the plant pot. As she yawns through the segment, she is interrupted by her boss who insists that she take the company jet and fly to his lodge in Wyoming for the week to rest.

Arriving at the airport, Pru is met by Ruth (Tantoo Cardinal) who shows her around the location and to sacred ground. The lodge is built on the last remnant of Indian land preserved by the Andrews family. Whilst Ruth is discussing plans to commemorate Bart Andrews' death to celebrate all his previous work, Bart's son Jean Phillipe Andrews arrives with his land trust lawyer Doug Craig.

She gets involved in a murder investigation with her assistant Nigel. Along the way she provides helpful household tips and tricks that irk the lead investigating officer (Jamey Sheridan). But her forensic-type skills help solve the case.


  • Jane Seymour as Prudence Macintyre
  • Jamey Sheridan as Eddie Duncan
  • Ryan Cartwright as Nigel Forsythe III


The New York Daily News gave the film 3 out of 5 stars, and said that Seymour was part of a "sweet formula." They also stated that Seymour and Sheridan are "a pleasure to watch."