“A Harvest Wedding”

Cast: Jill Wagner and Victor Webster
Release Date: October 21, 2017
Movie Description: Sarah Bloom, an up and coming wedding planner in New York, is hired to plan the most anticipated wedding of the season. However, she learns the bride is from Sarah’s home town of Williamstown, Massachusetts, and wants her wedding on the family farm, which is now being run by the bride’s older brother – who is also Sarah’s first love.

Pros:

  • I’m one who notices cute outfits worn in a movie. I absolutely loved the purple and black dress that Emma wore at the very beginning of the movie. I wish I had a dress exactly like it last weekend, when I attended my boss’ wedding.
  • The farmers market scene. I’d love to have a good looking guy on my arm, walking through a farmers market, while it’s raining and sampling food.
  • If you have read other posts of mine, you definitely know how I feel about second chances at love. It always makes me happy.
  • It was refreshing to watch a Hallmark movie, where there was really no awful character, doing awful things.

Cons:

  • I honestly didn’t care for the ending, at all.

 

My overall thoughts on this movie: Aside from the ending, I thought this was a good movie. The acting and chemistry between our two leads was all done very well. I’m now set on having a fall wedding of my own, whenever that time may come!

Would I recommend this movie to others: Sure!

My rating: 3/5 (Good)

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“Very, Very Valentine” Review

Cast: Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison and Damon Runyan
Release Date: February 10, 2018
Movie Description: Helen, a kind hearted and shy florist, meets the perfect man at a Valentine’s Masquerade Ball. When she enlists the help of her best friend Henry to track him down, she finds that her perfect man may already be right in front of her.

Pros:

  • Henry. He was pretty much perfect in every way.
  • Yes! I love the best friends to lovers story!
  • The two very attractive love interests of Helen.
  • Even Aunt Carol gets a love interest.

Cons:

  • SOME of the acting was a bit over the top.
  • It was slightly cheesy at times.

My overall thoughts on this movie: Well, overall this movie was adorable. The storyline didn’t impress me much. What really worked for me was the character of Henry. I adored his love for Helen, and how much he truly knew everything about her.

Would I recommend this movie to others: Most likely.

My rating: 3/5 (Good)

“Wedding Bells” Review

Cast: Danica McKellar, Kavan Smith, Tammy Gillis and Christopher Russell
Release Date: June 3, 2016
Movie Description: When two commitment-phobic busy professionals with little in common are asked to be the best man and maid of honor at a mutual friend’s wedding, they didn’t expect a life-changing romantic experience of their own.

Pros:

  • The wedding they worked on together looked beautiful.
  • Nick and his dad talking things out, and strengthening their relationship.
  • The Inn. It’s location was spectacular.

Cons:

  • Amy. Especially, about her complaining about not wanting to move out of Manhattan. I completely understand about not wanting to move somewhere else, but she didn’t seem to be willing to even consider it.

My overall thoughts on this movie: I watched this when it first aired, and I wasn’t impressed with it. Now, after watching it again, I liked it. I enjoyed the storyline of the movie. Seeing Nick and Molly work together, and feelings develop was sweet. In my opinion they didn’t have the strongest chemistry, but were still quite cute together.

Would I recommend this movie to others: Yes, I would.

My rating: 3/5 (Good)

 

“Date With Love” Review

Cast: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Andrew W. Walker, Quinn Lord and Bailee Madison
Release Date: May 21, 2016
Movie Description: When a small-town boy’s video “promposal” to a star goes viral, it scores him a date to prom with his celebrity crush. But when the star begins to fall for the boy’s teacher, things get complicated.

Pros:

  • I’m always a fan of reading/watching when a celebrity meets your “regular guy/girl” and starts a relationship.
  • Andrew Walker, as a hot English teacher.
  • Bailee Madison is always a gem to watch.
  • David’s sister was sure a “spit fire” and I loved it!
  • I loved the part when Mr. Walsh walks into the prom with Alex and the Principal leans over to Ms. Hope and said “Looks like somebody found a loop hole.” That line was everything to me, since I couldn’t stand Ms. Hope and her annoying crush on Mr. Walsh. He was too nice of a guy to tell her that he wasn’t interested.
  • The growth of relationship between David and Heidi. It was so sweet, it made me smile.

Cons:

  • Ms. Hope.
  • I didn’t like the “promprosal” to the celebrity part of the story.

My overall thoughts on this movie: I thought this movie was quite enjoyable. It wasn’t the best movie I’ve seen by Hallmark, but I didn’t find myself wishing the movie would end already.

Would I recommend this movie to others: Yep. I certainly would recommend this movie.

My rating: 3/5 (Good)

“A Novel Romance” Review

Cast: Amy Acker, Dylan Bruce, Charles S. Dutton, and Tammy Gillis
Release Date: January 10, 2015
Movie Description: Romance novelist Liam Bradley (Dylan Bruce) has already found massive success with three books written under the pen name Gabriel August, but he’s mysteriously unknown to his legions of readers. With his first book written as a way to heal after a broken relationship, Liam has slowly become disheartened with writing strictly for romantic fantasy, something evident to a sweet, but honest, journalist who reviews books, Sophie Atkinson (Amy Acker), whom he meets by chance on a plane. The two begin a tentative relationship in Sophie’s home town of Portland, Maine, where Liam has come to find inspiration for his newest entry.

Liam’s agent puts him on the spot with a long-planned reveal of Gabriel August’s true identity, but Sophie doesn’t know of his public persona. The longer Liam avoids telling her the truth, the deeper a hole he digs for himself. Will their romance survive once his true identity comes to light?

Pros:

  • Liam. He was extremely easy on the eyes.

Cons: 

  • Wow. Where do I begin with the CONS of this movie. There truly are way too many, I lost track while watching this movie.
  • Sophie was such an annoying character for me.
  • The ending of this movie, was so cringe worthy. I actually had to look away. I turned to my dog and talked to him to tune out the cheesy lines given.

My overall thoughts on this movie: I think my CONS list, let’s you know how I felt about this movie.

Would I recommend this movie to others: No! No, I would not.

My rating: 1/5 (Horrible)

“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?

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • 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)

“Once Upon a Prince” Review

Cast: Megan Park and Jonathan Keltz
Release Date: April 7, 2018
Movie Description: Susanna gladly accepts help one day from handsome stranger Nate at her parents’ garden store in small-town Georgia. Sparks between them fly, but when a photo of them gets leaked to the press, Susanna is in for the shock of her life when Nate is called back home by his mother…for his coronation as the King Nathaniel of Cambria!

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Pros:

  • A Prince who can help change a tire, and puts in hard work in the store.

Cons:

  • There wasn’t much chemistry between the two leads.
  • I was a bit bored throughout this movie.
  • This may be an unpopular opinion. I personally, was annoyed by the character of, Susanna.
  • I love a good royal story, but this storyline was not interesting in the slightest.

My overall thoughts on this movie: I was excited to see this movie, because the book is on my TBR list. I still plan on reading the book, even if the movie didn’t do much for me. I’m hoping the saying “the book is better than the movie” is true in this case. This movie was just ok for me. If I’m being honest, I didn’t care for the story or the characters much at all. I usually love the Royal theme, but this one was boring.

Would I recommend this movie to others: Nope.

My rating: This was tough to rate. Even though I was bored and didn’t care much for the characters, Nate did have some moments where I really enjoyed him. I’m giving this movie 2/5 (Just Passing By)