Oh my goodness. This was a sleeper movie. I didn’t see it coming!
So here’s how I break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So there’s intense, steamy chemistry….and then there’s laugh-a-minute comedic banter…and honestly, I forget just how much I love to laugh until a couple does it right. Brendan Penny & Patti Murin as Adam & Darcy…well, let’s just say I don’t NOT like them. They were super fun as “rivals” and even more adorable when they were honest about their true feelings. Sometimes a good dose of playfulness & ribbing is the perfect combination! Loved these two!
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ there didn’t seem like a whole lot was on the line….I liked the storyline well enough. Usually mixing music into a Hallmark movie is usually a giant PLUS or a major flop. Acapella is my jam…..but as far as the music went, it was very middle of the road for me….but that didn’t even matter because the writing made up for EVERYTHING! The whole idea of building each other up and being the encouraging positive voice for someone….it really does make all the difference! And sign me up for some Random Attacks of Encouragement! Who doesn’t need that?
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Gretchen was hilarious. Gretchen and Darcy together were LIFE! I want to be their sister. I feel like I could be their sister. Funny voices. Harsh honesty. Sarcasm at every turn. It took me forever, and I still had to look up Jennifer Robinson to see where I had seen her before: Ginny & Georgia!!!! I just LOVE this woman! Even Adam’s friend Rick had me rolling! Kudos to the entire cast and crew on this one! I love your work, PLEASE KEEP GOING!
FEELS ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Oh my, was I giddy watching Adam & Darcy reunite! That aaalllmost finger hold got me good! My only gripe was that first kiss could have lastest juuuust a beat longer. I also really just loved the family dynamic of Gretchen/Megan/Darcy right down to the matching pj photo shoot….and you know, I’m a sucker for a Movie montage set to music at the end. My heart!
HALLMARK SURPRISE (what made this different from typical Hallmark movies) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Just the SOLID fact that there was NO drawn out misunderstandings throughout the entire story. Whenever someone was about to be upset/overreact they all talked it out open and honestly. I actually had a few head turn/sideways glances at my screen….was this on Hallmark?? 😉 I also have to give a shout out to one of my friends who lovingly pointed out Brendan Penny= Clark Kent. I’ll take that Superman anyway!