Another Non-Hallmark Hallmark which Puts Hallmark to Shame
I had mixed feelings about this one. Mischa was pretty and, barring her vocal fry tendency in her speaking, did a good job. I really don’t like Sean Faris who reminds me too much of Tom Cruise. Not his fault, but there you go. The script had a good message and was even thought provoking. It shows the good and bad consequences of unplugging from social media and the internet. The message was a little garbled though, because they also unplugged from phone calls, which seemed weird. Because of this, they missed their chance to buy their dream home. Twice. However, because they did not have use of their GPS, they got lost on a bike ride and had to ask directions. Because of that they made a new friend and ended up buying his even dreamier house. That was a neat little plot twist and well written. I liked the secondary romance as well. And the boss losing his toupee. Excuse me, “supplementary hair system.” And the grouchy landlord. However, both Misha and Sean were pretty unlikable at times and stupid. It really dragged through the middle. Like most Hallmark-type movies not made by Hallmark, however, there were several plots and layers going on which kept me fairly interested. I absolutely loved the ending with the housewarming party tying everything together. This was very close to an “8” which is high for me on this type of movie.
October 23, 2020