Love at the Shore

In the South, It’s Not the “Shore”.

Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately. This movie is set and filmed on Tybee Island off the coast of Georgia and a short way from cultured, historical, and photogenic Savannah, Georgia. In the South, it’s called the beach, not the shore. We are farther away from New Jersey than just miles would indicate. Also, it’s too bad the producers could not take advantage of the beauty that is Savannah to set some scenes there. Just clueless.

This Hallmance just did not work for me. I thought Jenna, the female lead, seemed more like his mother that his love interest. I also found the character unlikable and unreasonable. She is at the beach, during the summer, and living in a duplex and she expects everyone else on vacation in her vicinity to cater to her need for quiet. She should have gone to a cabin in the mountains. There was no chemistry between the two leads. She was a mature and settled mother of 2, and he was, she thought, a happy-go-lucky beach bum. She didn’t consider him a possible match until she found out he was her very well-off landlord and the owner of a soon-to-be franchised summer camp. He was so handsome and prone to hanging around without a shirt, he looked more like a boy-toy than a potential father to her children. I didn’t like how she reacted when she found out this good smart guy was coaching her son, and didn’t like how he promised her son to be there for the swim meet and then just blew him off. It seemed very out of character and just manufactured to create some conflict. This was a by-the-numbers lazy effort. The kids and the dog were the only bright spots.**3 stars out of 10**

August 7, 2017

18 thoughts on “Love at the Shore

  1. Yeah she was really unlikeable. I’ve noticed another difference too…..in Canada they bring things somewhere…..down here we take them. I’m digging through YouTube/Hallmark for anything good. Guess what 😦

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      • I just watched this, and other than the standard, idiotic chasteness on his part it was a nice love story. I had to laugh at the user review 1’s……apparently they’d never seen a Hallmark Movie ;-). I’d say it’s a Hallmark 8. There was way more well done sweetness than in most. There aren’t any external reviews, you should school ’em. Well maybe a Hall 6……it really was poor in places……but they weren’t.

        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12269268/reviews?ref_=tt_ql_sm

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      • It was so short, I put it in the user reviews. I gave it a 10. It’s one of my favorites. I loved the ties to Cinderella (like how she was always taking her shoes off.) And I loved that they make the guy the kind, hardworking, and vulnerable Cinderella figure. Forgetting the “charming” Autumn, Christopher Russell was perfectly cast.

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  2. Thanks, I appreciate that and I’ll give it a shot. Also I’d like to say the inconsiderate guy character was worse than she was. If all else fails there’s always my current backup…..Northanger Abbey. Love it!! πŸ™‚ Seriously. Addicted. I worry about her riding side saddle though.

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    • I had read your Midnight Masquerade review. I really like Autumn Reeser too. I was getting Cinderella vibes from Persuasion so I checked and this surprised me:
      The Cinderella that English speakers know and love can be traced to the French story Cendrillon, first published in 1697 by Charles Perrault, though Chinese and Greek versions of this classic tale go back to the 9th century CE and 6th century BCE, respectively.
      I was wondering if you watched “The Maltese Holiday”? I didn’t think it deserved all those 1 user reviews and I wondered what you would say.

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  3. I like Autumn Reeser. This’ll be fun. Bramble House and Love on the Menu and Christmas Under the Stars were nice. Really surprised she made “The Big Bang”. Looked good though. πŸ˜‰

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    • About the Malta movie, I only recommend it to you because you have a practiced eye. If you start at 42:00, until goodnight, it’ll be enough……I think you’ll see. I got my Jane Austen book by the nephew. I’m getting schooled. I just wondered and checked:

      New York – A rare handwritten letter by Jane Austen sold for $200,075 at Bonhams Fine Books & Manuscripts sale in New York on October 23, establishing a new world record at auction for an autograph letter signed by the novelist. It had been estimated at $80,000-120,000.

      If I’m Bill Gates I’m owning all the coolest stuff in the world.

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  4. I liked them and the way they were with each other……I thought that part was unusually well done. Gosh, I could never do your job!!! I’m afraid “uh, it was cool” just wouldn’t get it!!!! πŸ™‚

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