Hallmark loves…..I have a confession to make.
This is the first “Godwink” movie I’ve seen. I’m not sure why I passed over the 2 other ones in years past….but I just never got around to watching them.
So, if you’re like me and don’t know the concept….these movies are based upon real life love stories where these set of “Godwinks” brought them together. Well, that alone seals the deal for me when watching….because if you were to tell me this was a written story, all these “Godwink” circumstances would be a little too far fetched for me. (and that is saying something)
Brooke D’Orsay is always fun to watch…..and I’m not typically a Sam Page fan, but she brought enough out in him that I enjoyed watching them together.
As a child of divorce, though, I always think the most unbelievable parts of these Hallmark stories is the divorced parents being so kind, loving, and friendly with each other. 😉
So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Pat & Margie….now, if I didn’t know these love birds were based off a real-life couple, I would have had to chat about the name choice….but different times, folks! That almost kiss….ugh, girl. I get it, you have a boyfriend…but you know that old man don’t make your toes curl. (Someone had to say it)
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️So here’s the deal: If 1/2 of these Godwinks are true…..this is a love story for the ages! The jewelry….I mean, if they could get Blake Shelton to write up a new song, “Christmas makes my Jewels Fall Off.” They could sell the Soundtrack (of course they’d have to splice in some of those Godwink Bells) Anywho, not a real story…it’d be an eye-roller for sure.
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️Mama (Grandma) was so sweet. Ex-wife was waaaay to sweet. Kiddos were cute. I can’t imagine moving to a cold weather climate in winter after being in Hawaii my whole life. Big changes for those little guys!
FEELS ❤️❤️❤️❤️ The whole jewelry concept was just adorable to me. I did really feel like they were meant to be this whole movie and they both knew it. I LOVED that she got this major promotion and she couldn’t wait to go tell Pat. It was so sweet how excited she was! My biggest feel had to be: every time she talked about how Pat’s family became her family and showed her real love and traditions, it just wrenched my heart. I watched friends go through this in high school….and it was always so beautiful to see other mama’s mothering their children’s friends.
HALLMARK SURPRISE (anything that really jumped out from the “norm” Hallmark Movie equation) ❤️ ❤️Single dad raising kiddos the majority of the time was a bit different. The whole concept of the “Godwinks” is suppose to be surprising, but they were all pretty predictable