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Trouble hits con woman Diana McQueen (Daphne Zuniga) when she decides to call it quits with her menacing boss, Tom Rourke (Greg Evigan). But for Diana, the only way to escape his grasp is to move out West and take the place of her friend as a mail order bride. Wyoming rancher Beau Canfield (Cameron Bancroft) has no idea of the trouble that’s heading his way.
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I found acting by the lead actress to be lackluster and paled in comparison to the lead male who she is supposed to marry. She seemed to be almost devoid of emotion(which for her occupation, in a way, seemed fitting. Still, It all seemed a bit too modern for me to believe it is the time period of the old west. The costumes and settings were the only thing reminiscient of the time period.
I haven't seen a Hallmark movie lately, but I seem to remember that this is kind of how they are, all the characters mostly reminiscient of others in their movies (lacking in much personality or substance). although this one was more down-to-earth and not all lovey-dovey, it was the same boring style.
Ha, one quote from the main character, "I know that if I tried to live on principles, I would have died a long time ago," was totally unexpected, but true to the story and I'm sure applies to many ppl with life situations similar to hers. This seems like the opposite of what most Hallmark movies stand for, but basically sums up this one.
Every time a chance for engaging/emotional/substantial conversation comes up between the couple, the scene is cut short, rather annoying, and basically any connection to the characters has to be imagined.
Became monotonous and horribly predictable about halfway thru but I grudgingly--and painstakingly- finished it.
There is a great scene at the end and the overall message of not being hung up on money is positive--but it just drug on...
First, of all there's several explicit scenes that aren't normal for Hallmark quality movies.
Second, the story line isn't that good...The movie was made in a great location it's too bad there wasn't more emphasis on the main character saving his land and developing the movie out from that part of the story rather than just mostly putting the focus on the bride and how she was a theif and on the run from her ex-boss that was looking for her.
Third, the language is a put off to me maybe it's tame for most movie watchers but again it's not what you come to expect if you've watched and loved Hallmark movies for years.
The acting is wooden which surprised me seeing how I expected more from Zuniga and Bancroft since they are decent actors. The best one in the movie was Greg Evidan. Daphne Zuniga was dry as a cracker and Cameron Bancroft was so bland he blended into the scenery.
One thing that's hard to believe is someone buying that Zuniga is a mail order bride. Usually they are very young and if Zuniga was trying to play anything under 45 then that's ridiculous. She didn't fit this part at all.
The romance. What romance? Bancroft and Zuniga have NO chemistry whatsoever. The scenes with them apart are boring but worse when these two get together. Nothing, nothing about this film was believable and the most interesting thing about this movie was the scenery.
I don't watch many Hallmark films but I can see why viewers didn't like this. If a movie is supposed to be a romance I'd at least expect some chemistry between the characters.
Skip this or learn the hard way yourself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the story line and characters. The movie kept me interested and it had some sense of humor as well.Published 1 month ago by Charming
This movie showcases Daphne Zuniga in a light I have not seen from her previous movies. Nice movie, not much to say bad about it.Published 3 months ago by Jan Miedecke