“Chance at Romance” Review

Cast: Erin Krakow, Ryan McPartlin and Patricia Richardson
Release Date: October 5, 2013
Movie Description: Ever the romantic, Samantha “Sam” Hart (Erin Krakow) is optimistically trying to find her Prince Charming on a white horse, even if that means going on bad date after bad date. After making eye contact at one of his shows, Sam initiates an online relationship with photographer Heath Madsen (Ryan McPartlin). Sam is later shocked when she receives a plane ticket to visit Heath. But when she arrives for her romantic weekend, Sam learns that her online relationship was actually created by Heath’s 12 year-old son, and his longtime housekeeper May (Patricia Richardson). Even worse, her visit is a complete surprise to Heath, who is busy struggling to find inspiration for his upcoming photo exhibit and coping with the pressure from his pushy manager, Celeste Jeffers-Johnson (Kaitlin Doubleday).Now stuck on a romantic vacation with her non-boyfriend, could an actual relationship between Heath and Sam be their destiny?


  • The characters (besides Celeste)
  • I loved the dress outfit that Sam wore to Heath’s show.


  • Everything about Celeste. The way she talked was annoying. She actually would say “exclamation point”, or “dot, dot, dot” when she spoke.
  • The cheesiness. There was a good deal of it, especially towards the end.
  • Honestly, the storyline was a bit ridiculous.

My overall thoughts on this movie: I thought the movie was just ok. It was a little too cheesy for me. The chemistry between Heath and Sam was great. I also liked Sam’s relationship with Donny. It was sweet how they bonded over the making of chicken pot pies, and he even invited his friends over to help. Even though I liked the characters in this movie, the character Sam had a few moments where she “got under my skin.” I don’t like admitting this, because Erin Krakow is a wonderful Hallmark actress, but this character of hers wasn’t my favorite.

Would I recommend this movie to others: Um, maybe to some people.

My rating: 2/5 (Just Passing By)


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