SPRING FLING arrived this past Saturday on Hallmark!
Did you get to watch?
I’m not sure the last time I actually watched a Hallmark movie on it’s premiere date, but I certainly intended to on Saturday….but life with a family of 6 all quarantined to a one TV house decided otherwise.
I did, however, get to watch this on Sunday night….and it was a bit of a different experience, as my lovely husband willing sat down and watched it with me…he wasn’t even too judgy 😉
Overall, both my opinon and my hubby’s was the same “It wasn’t that bad” Not a raving review….but for me, it got off to such a sllloooooowwww and awkward start, that once it it finally got better, it was hard to get into.
Maybe it was the Obvious FAKE Spring “Blossoms” everywhere….please tell me I wasn’t the only one distracted by the puffy, pastel, plastic flowers in the background…foreground….EVERYWHERE!
Now I hope with all this negativity you don’t start think that I didn’t like this one! I totally did! The turning point of Vanessa actually telling Martin the real reason she wanted to write a story on him….well, it was “feels” moment that changed the whole movie for me. It made me start rooting for them all!
There were also some great one-liners in this one…even made the hubs and I laugh out loud a few times!
So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY ❤️ ❤️❤️
Vanessa, Vanessa, Vanessa…it took her awhile, but once she opened up, I was IN IT! You could tell Martin was game from that point too! I really did love their chemistry…but Hallmark! Please stop cutting the ending SO FAST. I actually remarked, “That was abrupt” You make us wait the whole movie for a kiss….then boom and done. 😦
STORYLINE ❤️ ❤️
This was just Okay. There wasn’t a whole lot of substance to it. He didn’t like fame. She wants to write a story….GASP, they live in different cities……not a big heart string tugger….(I mean, it’s not like they are in a lockdown situation, amiright?!?!)
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️ ❤️❤️
I’m laughing while typing this because my DH had LOADS to say about Vanessa’s friend, Amber. Apparently she reminded him of a character from a different movie (it isn’t flattering, so I’m not saying) But everytime she was on the screen he commented on it. That being said, I actually loved she insight and interaction. The comments from her parents/friend when Martin cooked her a meal is the part that made us giggle. Delivery was flawless.
FEELS ❤️ ❤️❤️
They made me care. I was sad at the “conflict” part…so I’ll give them 3 hearts.
I would say the big surprise for me was how honest they were with each other about their feelings…but then it DIDN’T MATTER ANYWAY…so that sucked. But obviously, it ended happy…and that’s why we watch, right?
12/25 ❤️. Would recommend…But I wouldn’t re-watch this one