Time to talk about a timeless Hallmark Movie!
Hey, if they are going to use all the timely comments…it’s time I join them!
okay, sorry, it’s time to stop. 🙂
All joking aside….and as much as I couldn’t stifle my eye rolls at the multitude of “time” dialouge….I actually really loved this movie!
Unlike MANY of the Hallmarkies out there, I am not a member of the Ryan Paevey fan cult. However, this was a role absolutely perfect for him! There is maaaybe one (or a possibly two) other Hallmark flicks that I connect with his character in…..Mr. Charles Whitley might just have been written for him though. His stoic, proper speech and demeanor makes him the perfect leading man for this role!
Not to mention, I am a SUCKER for period pieces!
So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Mr. Whitley was just proper enough….and Megan, oh, sweet Megan with her adorable freckles….I could watch these two all day! Megan’s mama has got the right idea though, can we bottle this man up with his manners and his charm and his fancy outfits?!?! LOVE LOVE LOVE this romance! She was so amazing calling him on his crap! And that final dance scene where they just kiss a little….but poke fun of the Hallmark trope. TIMELESS! 😉
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ YES TO IT ALL! My only issue with this story was a lot of it felt very rushed. If I was thrust 100 years into the future….it would have taken a little more time to wrap my head around it all. Other than that, I loved watching him discover all the new things. I loved her take on traditions and how much she really knew about him already because of her job. The reason he stayed…..The reason she gave him to stay…..It all worked for me!
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️❤️ The B characters really didn’t play a huge role in the main characters story…but Amber and Dan were adorable. They really got their moment to shine at the end which was so sweet. Megan’s family reminded me so much of my big family. (which BTW….I might need to initiate this photos of Christmas past movie idea) But, what’s with the Christmas Tree topper game??? Has anyone ever done that…..ever? I swear they just think of the craziest Christmas games/traditions to pull out for each movie. Nelson Wong’s character is always good for a laugh or two, so I was happy to see him in this as well.
FEELS ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Charles and Megan gave my heart all the romance it wanted from this one…..but the biggest “feel” for me came in the way of Charles journey to discovering his rival might just not be who he thought he was. (or maybe he was…..but ended up changing….) There were many questions left unanswered, but I think it works here. We all could use a lesson in forgiveness….not dwelling on the past…..opening your heart to change…..being reminded that people aren’t always what we think they are…….
HALLMARK SURPRISE (anything that really jumped out from the “norm” Hallmark Movie equation) ❤️❤️❤️ No “one” thing really surprised me. Maybe except for the fact that I like it as much as I did? LOL!