Okay, but not outstanding
J. Olsen | UT, United States | 02/19/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A young woman is engaged to be married. She runs the family dance studio, which she inherited when her mother died. It had belonged to her grandparents before that. Developers come along and offer her really good money to sell the studio. She sees her opportunity to have the money to go to school and be able to make a difference in the world, and her fiance encourages that line of thought. The fly in the ointment is that the family attorney (Roma Downey) informs her that her father's name is on the deed. She has never known her father and didn't even know he was still alive. On the flip side, he never knew he had a daughter.
Her parents had met while teaching dance on a cruise ship. When her father returned home with her mother after the cruise her grandparents wouldn't let him move in to their home unless the two got married--so they did. Her mother soon decided that he was going to feel tied down and possibly end up leaving them later, so when he left town temporarily for a job, she wrote him and told him never to come back--not mentioning that she was expecting their child.
When her father gets word of his daughter's existence, and of the situation with the studio, he has just lost his job, so he shows up in town and stays a while. He becomes a roadblock to the deal with developers. When he finally becomes convinced that his name still being on the deed was just an oversight he signs the necessary papers and leaves town before his daughter's wedding. Then something happens that changes everything.
It is pretty predictable, but the characters are, for the most part, likable. Jon Schneider as a dance teacher was an interesting idea to absorb. Like I said, it is okay, but I probably would have given it 3 1/2 stars if I could."
Great hallmark Movie
Rainbows End | MI | 02/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very good movie about a father and daughter reunited after years of not knowing about each other...
I watched this on the Hallmark Channel on a snowy Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed it."
A HALLMARK FILM--always good and family friendly
Harold Wolf | Wells, IN United States | 06/08/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A young adult girl is on the verge of her marriage. To complicate the moment, already compromised by the loss of her mother just a couple months earlier, she is approached about selling her dance studio. The studio had been her mother's and Cyd (Brooke Nevin)is doing some serious consideration toward the sale. After all, the dancing was really her mother's dream. There is a hitch in the estate, since the deed includes Cyd's father, Tanner (John Schneider) one she never met, or knew anything about.
He's contacted through the help of Cyd's lawyer, who was also a close friend of her mother, Laura (Roma Downey). They meet, it's good, but Tanner's not sure about Cyd selling the studio. This leads to some interesting relationship issues, in many different places, young and old. Oh yes, and expect your heart to be stolen by little Amber (Sydney Stamler) a sweet little scene stealer, appearing periodically all through the movie.
Bottom line, it's Hallmark, and the ending will prove to the "the very best." A feel good movie, just like getting cards for your birthday. It's what Hallmark does, and family viewing is blessed for it. If you want violence, action, strange creatures from other worlds, bad language, blood, or many of the other things that Hollywood decided is a must for all movies, then this is NOT your cup of tea. It's good clean, heart-warming, family viewing. Not earth-shaking, but then we get enough of that kind of stuff on the news--right?
Typical Hallmark Channel stuff; which means good. Perfect film to watch with a friend or family member after preparing your favorite movie watching snack together."
Richard K. Mcpherson | TX | 05/21/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was a good movie, enjoyable and funny at times but not amazing. It was a relief there was nothing questionable in its content. I especially enjoyed the fact that she was a dance teacher, having been a dancer myself. If you don't like dance, you might not enjoy this film considering there are several dancing segments. There were no scenes and no words which was a great relief! The only distraction is Roma Downey's "new face." You can SO tell she has had some kind of botox injection! Other than that, it's a good film!"