This was very nice, pleasant, and boring. We meet our heroine, Emilie Ullerup, listening to daily affirmations with her earbuds as she is getting ready for work, going to work, and arriving at work. Already, I’m disconnected and struggling to stay awake. The lady’s voice is very soothing. Emilie is the head of her own company which specializes in neatening and organizing peoples’ spaces.
Despite her roots showing, we get that our heroine leads a sterile life that is very planned out with no surprises or spontaneity.
On her 30th birthday, she visits her father who has a time capsule from her dead mother. It contains 5 beautifully calligraphed challenges for her daughter to accomplish to enrich her boring dull life. Even though she seems perfectly happy and very cheerful. The first one is “Meet Someone New”. The last one is “Tell Someone You Love Them” (presumably someone not a relative, single, and of the opposite sex). So we know that her mother has reached out from the grave to get her workaholic daughter A Man. But we don’t know that yet because the last edict is not revealed until the end. LOL.
She meets her super cute neighbor, a single dad (widowed) who is a bit of a slob and has just moved into the neighborhood. He is the target and he will not escape. She helps him unpack his boxes and it’s on. They do the rest of the challenges together. The only hiccup is another predatory female who also has her eyes on him. Who is gorgeous and nice, by the way.
We’ve seen this all before but Emilie and Clayton James (formerly Clayton Chitty), who plays The Man, bring nothing to the show, although Emile tries very hard to be super cute and endearing. A little too hard. Clayton is very cute, like I said, but doesn’t move the needle as far as personality. The whole shebang is about as contrived as the photo of the mountain scene that is propped up behind them during one of their last “adventures.” It just goes through the motions but without even a fan to ruffle the hair.
January 24, 2022
2 thoughts on “Don’t Forget I Love You”
I just started watching this and checked to see if you had reviewed it. This maybe reminds me of two others that were pretty good about tracking down something? One was The Memory Book, I’m sure you liked that with Luke. The other was really good about I think looking for the house her mother lived in in college or something. It seems like Mom had been killed by a drunk driver, who was a boy and also was killed, and the boy’s mother ends up living there or something. Kept getting lucky like finding someone they were looking for whose car had broken down at a rest stop. I wish I could remember some specifics. Seems like it started with storm damage in an attic.
Boy you’re right…..bland as can be. What always amuses me are the ridiculously aseptic responses from the dumpees….I seem to remember invectives being hurled, if not ash trays!!!