“Surprised by Love” Review

Cast: Hilarie Burton and Paul Campbell
Release Date: January 3, 2015
Movie Description: Josie Mayfield, a no-nonsense businesswoman working at her father’s successful cookware company, thinks her boyfriend Richard is the perfect man – handsome, successful and driven. The problem is that Josie’s parents, Joseph and Claire, do not agree. When Josie meets up with Gridley, an underachieving, old high school flame (who still has a crush on Josie), Richard dreams up a plan to make himself look good to Josie’s parents: Gridley will be Josie’s date at Joseph and Claire’s upcoming anniversary party. When Joseph and Claire see Josie with a “loser,” they’ll give anything to have Richard back in the picture. At least, that’s the plan.

Over the anniversary party weekend, the plan goes awry in every way, and Josie must decide which direction her life – romantic and otherwise – is going to take.


  • Paul Campbell, as Gridley. He’s pretty much Hallmark perfection for me!
  • Hilarie Burton, as Josie.  So happy she’s joined the Hallmark family. I loved her character on “One Tree Hill”, and thrilled to see her on my screen once again!
  • The chemistry between Josie and Gridley was great.
  • The granddad!


  • Richard.
  • Josie’s mom. However, she was pleasant the last 10 minutes of the movie.


My overall thoughts on this movie: I thought this movie was fun. Every movie I see with Paul Campbell, he plays such a fun loving guy. His character always puts a smile on my face, or makes me laugh. I enjoyed this one!

Would I recommend this movie to others: Yes.

My rating: 3/5 (Good)


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