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Harlequin: This Matter of Marriage
Harlequin This Matter of Marriage
Actors: Leslie Hope, Sherry Miller
Director: Brad Turner
Genres: Drama
UR     2009     1hr 35min

A romantic comedy, This Matter of Marriage is the story of career women Hallie Mitchell (Leslie Hope, Never Back Down) and Donnalee Crawford (Sherry Miller TV's Queer as Folk) and - after years of putting their architectur...  more »

     
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Actors: Leslie Hope, Sherry Miller
Director: Brad Turner
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 01/20/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Disappointment
J. Suon | Philadelphia, PA USA | 06/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"2.5 stars

Hallie Mitchell and her partner, Donnalee Crawford, are both architects of their own company. After meeting a college crush, Hallie realized she was missing something in her life. A family. Donnalee and Hallie both take up a video dating service. While this was happening, Hallie's new neighbor, Steve, just moved in next door. Steve, recently separated from his wife, was raising his daughter alone. And due to some water pressure problems, they were constantly running into each other homes and becoming friends and maybe something more.

Can anyone say "disappointment"? This is my third foray into the Harlequin Movie series. (The first being "At the Midnight Hour" and second being, "Leopard in the Snow". Btw, good books and decent movies.) According to the summary, I thought it would be a cute romantic comedy about the pitfalls of video dating and with the story written by Debbie Macomber, how can I lose? The movie started off really well. It was charming, funny, and witty. Then everything went downhill after Hallie's second date. It was becoming more sad and serious than funny and light. And I didn't think too highly of Hallie. Both times that she was serious about a relationship, the guys were in the process of separating/divorcing from their wives. The movie was kind of depressing when it comes to the dating scene and marriage. Other than that, everything else was done very well. The acting was very good. This is a pretty clean romance with a few kissing and eluded scenes except for the very end. Which I knew was coming, but I wasn't really prepared for it. It was a nudity scene that even I wasn't comfortable with. So, I just skipped through that. There are no extras on this DVD. And on a side note, I don't know why the secondary characters are on the cover and not the actual main couple.

Honestly, I would not have bought this movie but the price got me."