Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hallmark Movie Review #2 - Autumn Dreams




Sooo, I can guess your type. 

You're a romantic. Sort of. The Notebook is one of your all time favorite movies, but you can't stand those cheesy-as-a-mozzarella-stick hallmark movies. 

That's why I'm here.

Renewing your faith in comfy blankets and no-strings-attatched Hallmark movies, one cheesy line at a time.




About the movie

With big plans to leave their small Iowan town, teenage loves Annie (Wagner) and Ben (Egglesfield) elope. Their big city plans are halted, though, when Annie’s parents have the marriage annulled, and Annie stays behind in Iowa to help her family. Fifteen years later, when Annie is engaged in Iowa and Ben is engaged in New York, they discover that their annulment was never finalized. Annie and Ben reunite to make their divorce legal, but find themselves reminiscing about what could have been if they had stayed together. As romantic feelings resurface, Annie and Ben must decide if their past love could also be their destined future.

                                          
Cast

Colin Egglesfield - Ben


Jill Wagner - Annie 


Overall, I think Hallmark really did a good job with the cast, despite the new faces on the hallmark scene. They picked the perfect person to play "older" Ben, and Jill was a fantastic choice to be the city meets country darling.



Predictability

Everyone says that hallmark movies are predictable...right? Check out where Autumn Dreams is on the scale! (5 being the least predictable (best!), 1 being the most predictable (worst!))



This one actually had me guessing a little bit! Between the different feelings and couples and confusion, I honestly didn't know what was going to happen for a good part of the movie. That gives it 3 stars!


Storyline/Cheesiness

Romance aside, it's what we're all here for, but we cannot staaaand all that cheese. A frequent fault of Hallmark critics, some stories are so cheesy, we can't even finish the movie. Check out where Autumn Dreams is on the scale! (5 being the best, 1 being the worst)


As you can see, at 5 stars, the cuteness level was OFF the charts. Literally. I've watched this movie somewhere around 15 times after I first saw it. In essense, I fell in love. No pun intended. 

Reality Check
Sometimes movies just are NOT realistic. Check out where Autumn Dreams is on the scale! (5 being the most realistic, 1 being the least)

I could honestly see something exactly like this happening in real life! Actually I could see all the confusion happening to me...

Humor/puns
I happen to adore funny movies! They keep me engaged and add something to the story, although sometimes it's better without it.(1 being the most humor, 5 being the least)
While Autumn dreams was a great movie, it had limited puns, sarcasm, or humor, therefore earning it 2 stars.

Romance/Ending
I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say this is the MOST important part of a romance movie. Duh. So where is A Country Wedding on the scale? Check it out! (5 being best, one being the worst!)

Autumn Dreams. I'm always hooked to movies with flashbacks and this one is no exception. Country charm and city life mixes to give a pretty adorable ending leaving a taste in your mouth as sweet as apple pie.

Hallmark, give me more.




Poll time! What do you think about Autumn Dreams?

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