21 August 2020 | Jackbv123
Campbell and Susted
Paul Campbell is always a good leading man. He brings a likeable irreverence to a story. Kimberley Sustad has been the metaphorical bridesmaid in so many Hallmark movies, but recently she's had her shot at the lead a few times and she deserves it. Their combined approach to the traditional early antagonism between leads is less fireworks than often is the case, which is nice. After that they were great together.
The story lacks any great highs or lows. The obstacles are relatively minor. The conflict is one of the more common tropes with the partially overheard misunderstanding.
I found the movie pleasant, but not sparkling. From start to finish something just didn't flow right for me and I can't put my finger on it.
There are several reviewers who point out the obvious efforts to be PC with diversity. As far as I'm concerned, that's fine and has no bearing on my rating or review. The efforts are no more forced than on many shows today, and probably less so than some. It reflects the world we live in. I like that Hallmark provides good clean entertainment and I hope that continues and this story is not really an exception.