A perfect example of how two amazing actors can be under-utilized.
So here’s how I break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ People. You have Jill Wagner & Cameron Mathison. This movie should have been perfection. And it was….in the final 20 minutes. From the Barn scene onward I was all in. Romantic angst and butteflies galore…..but I had to wait the entire movie for it. Why????
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️ Meh. Completely typical “Hallmark” plot. Yes, I realize it’s on the GAC network…but you know what I mean. My big gripe with it though was, I kind of wasn’t rooting for Janie. She was in a relationship and job that she actually seemed to love….and going back home and inheriting a farm/seeing old friends shouldn’t completely change your entire life/view//heart in 2 days. (well, I guess it might if it’s our boy, Cameron) 😉 I just didn’t buy it.
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️ Deputy Dylan’s sister was pretty great in the end. Charles did do a great job of making us not like him, which I guess was the point…..but, overall, the only thing I got excited about was trying Rosemary Honey. How delicious does that sound?!?
FEELS ❤️❤️ ❤️ The BARN DANCE! It gave me all the feels…..it REALLY could have used a sweet kiss. (ugh, this is why you shouldn’t write serious boyfriends into the plot) I also loved the voice over letter from Uncle Randall AND, as I said….the last 20 minutes was what I waited for the entire movie.
GAC SPIN (what made this different from typical Hallmark movies) ❤️❤️ Janie with the surprise gift! I loved that….a little presumptuous, but I’ll take it! After an entire movie of meh….that final scene really knocked my romantic socks off. More of that please.