What a FUN concept!
When I first saw the synopsis of this movie, it did not have me excited at all….(ok, aside from Tyler Hynes…which makes me excited at the mere thought) Hallmark did a Scavenger hunt themed movie last year, so I thought I knew what to expect. Well, it was SO MUCH BETTER than what I imagined.
Side Bar: Mallory Jansen, I am sorry I had no idea who you were before this moment. I don’t watch too much syndicated TV these days. Wow! It’s almost painful how beautiful you are….and somehow, you exponentially got more pretty throughout the entire movie. How is that possible?
Aside from the TWO Gorgeous People on my screen having adorable chemistry…the making of a virtual scavenger hunt was way more enjoyable to watch than even being on it!
So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Aiden started off a little too harsh I felt. Normally Tyler Hynes plays the snarky role really well…but for some reason, it felt a little too much in the beginning especially since there really didn’t seem to be a reason for it. He was such a sweetheart to his family, and it’s not like he didn’t like Christmas. I didn’t get it…. That being said, when things started to thaw….Aiden & Jennifer were adorbs! All the clues and dates were so clever. And Jennifer, my guuurl, you found your GUMPTION at just the right time! WOWOWOWOW! Kiss that Handsome Man! You go girl!
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ As I said up top, the Scavenger Hunt plot had me wondering if we were going to have a redo of 2019….but it wasn’t…and I LOVED IT! The only thing I can’t wrap my head around is how in the world did a whole room full of people get all those activities/dates accomplished in one day!?!?!? I’m going to totally look past it though, because, I 100% want this done in a city near me! Mama & Daddy need a CHRISTMAS DATE!
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️❤️❤️ There wasn’t any HUGE stand outs here. I really felt like Aiden’s niece and sister were more there for his character development…and Jennifer’s grandma & roommate were there for hers. Is that weird of me to say? I did love seeing Aiden with his niece and sister. I also love seeing him standing alone on a rooftop in a light snow…..so take that for what you will 😉
FEELS❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ um….I can’t put anything here besides that kiss. My jaw literally dropped.
HALLMARK SURPRISE (anything that really jumped out from the “norm” Hallmark Movie equation) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I enjoyed that there wasn’t really a misunderstanding between the two leads. The “Obstacle” had nothing to do with their relationship at all, but we still felt her hurting heart. Aiden was upfront and honest about the job…and I was worried at the end with the way their boss delivered the news that there was going to be a misunderstanding there…but nope: just a clue!