I loved the script. This movie did make sense. Realty was that ex husband was not trustworthy or genuine. That played out in an alcohol addiction, but had he been honest and real, his wife who said she loved him would have stayed. Being dishonest kills a relationship. The new neighbor was a singer...not a guaranteed income, but she was looking for a stable honest relationship which this new neighbor supplied. This crooner loved her and he would have worked in any capacity in any job to to fulfill his obligation to her. Well done Hallmark.
Just One Kiss
Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Just One Kiss
Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance
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Marlene Schwartz Rivera and Sofia Romano meet by chance in the balcony of a retrospective movie theater in New York City, there where they are overlooking their respective offspring, university Literature professor Mia Rivera and lounge singer Tony Romano, both at the theater that evening. Mia is with her gay BFF Nick in she licking her wounds following the final meeting with lawyers to finalize the divorce papers with her soon to be ex, Casey Malone, Mia filing for divorce due to issues stemming from his drinking, whereas Tony is on a date with the latest in a string of casual girlfriends. Marlene and Sofia believe that Mia and Tony would be perfect for each other, they needing to work some magic to make it happen in Mia, not only not open to dating yet, but not dating someone like Tony who she would see as a "player", whereas Tony, always seemingly on the make, has been commitment-shy ever since the break-up five years ago with a former girlfriend, Katie, who broke his heart. As Marlene and Sofia work their magic to throw Mia and Tony together, the walls they knew Mia would put up slowly start to fall to the ground as a true connection seems to have been made between the two. Walls of another sort may be placed back up in the form of Casey and Mia and Casey's preteen daughter, Rosie. While Casey has made no bones about not having wanted the divorce, he working on putting his life back together including staying off the bottle, all in an effort for their old life as a cohesive family back, Rosie, despite liking Tony, would like to see her parents reconcile.
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Loved this movie.
You just can't watch anything any than these good for the whole family movies. Great family watching no Foul language no Sex scenes no Nudity just don't get any better than this. Yes I Highly recommend this Family friendly show. James Welch Henderson Arkansas. 4/28/2022.
New York, New York!
I knew this was going to be a 10 out of a 10 in the first 10 minutes. The dialogue was sharp and witty from the get go. The stars were appealing and didn't have the usual GQ male model vibe for the male or beauty pageant runway vibe for the female. Upon our first meeting with the striking Mia, an English professor, she is delivering a bitter cynical lecture on romantic poetry. Two students comment on her diatribe: "Professor Rivera needs a date." ..."Or a drink!" The girls make a few more appearances throughout the movie with their astute conclusions on the state of her love life going by the tone of her lecture. Very cute. We learn she is on her way to her lawyer to divorce her too handsome husband. He is 90 days sober but was a lying alcoholic who lost their house. He wants her back. And her tween daughter wants them back together too. She meets cute (a couple of times) with our leading man who is handsome but in a normal guy kind of way instead of looking like he just stepped out of a Vanity Fair ad. He is a lounge singer and the music is wonderful. He is a bit of a flirt and plays the field but thanks to his conversations with a good friend and bartender we know he is a good guy and a keeper.
Despite her suspicious hostile attitude towards love and romance they bond over a love for old movies and he gradually thaws her icy sarcastic façade. The romance is facilitated by their two mothers who meet in the movie theatre the two frequent and know they would be perfect for each other. "He likes her! And she HATES him!... It's perfect!"
Despite being wisely advised and cheered on by her best friend and his husband, all does not go smoothly in their enemies to friends to lovers journey. Mostly thanks to her jerk of an ex-husband and the inevitable misunderstanding with 20 minutes to go. I loved the unusual-for-Hallmark creative touches. The authentic New York vibe, the black and white dream sequences, the songs, the Greek chorus-like moms and the two female students, and even the movie poster(since replaced by a more conventional version)!
There is a cute twist at the end that was telegraphed early and often, and it just added one more unusual touch to the whole wonderful production. The cast of fresh faces have outstanding resumes, including Illeana Douglas. There were a few Hallmark veterans (Matty Finochio, David Ruttle, and Peter Benson in a short cameo.) and to my surprise, this was written by a veteran Hallmark writer. They must have told her to "do the opposite of what you think we want" or something.