2016 Hallmark Movie of the Year (Non-Holiday Edition)


Hallmark is expanding their movie seasons. They start with Winterfest, then Valentine’s Day, followed by Spring Fling, then June Weddings, before a short break before Fall Harvest rolls into Christmas (a separate category). This year’s Hallmark Movie of the Year is…

Valentine Ever After – From my review: “While it is a pretty standard plot, what I liked about Valentine Ever After was that Julia fell in love with the area first, then she found something that she liked doing (planning a fundraiser for the hospital), and then (and only then) did she fall in love with the guy.  Too many times in Hallmark movies is it backwards (or even worse — they quit the job that they love or give up their gorgeous condo without consideration for how they will feel months or years down the road.)  You can also add another jilted fiancé to the Hallmark pile, and at least he had the decency to be upset rather than shrug his shoulders and move on with his life as if his fiancée didn’t just dump him for another man.”

Honorable Mention: Summer Love – A woman falls in love with her boss. Then sues the company for millions. Ha! No, everything turns out fine, because it’s Hallmark!

Dishonorable Mention: Love on a Limb – Petulant city employee fails to do her job and chains herself to a tree instead of trying to find a solution to the problem.


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