When you’re in the “market” to find a new, delightful, family-friendly romantic comedy, there is no name more appropriately recommended than Hallmark Channel. This film proves that philosophy.
The Seven Year Hitch (2012) Hallmark Film Review
For young Jennifer and Kevin, it’s love at first… slinky. This is where their friendship begins, as rambunctious six-year-olds. They were and remain inseparable. Jennifer (Natalie Hall) is a professional making a good living and a success of her college education whereas Kevin (Darian Brooks) drifts through life with little ambition “playing” at a career with board games and a three hour workday. It this that leads Jennifer to offer the extra bedroom in her home to Kevin – just until he gets on his feet. That was seven years ago.
Now, Jennifer’s snobbish boyfriend becomes increasingly demanding that she kick Kevin out. Only trouble is, Kevin knows that Jen deserves better than her cheat of a boyfriend, he only needs to find a way to prove it to her.
Like any good rom-com, ‘Hitch’ has all the right requirements to be considered funny with a pleasant enough cast to carry it off. Between two guys with a Peter Pan syndrome, a sweet-natured leading lady and a host of friends, the screenplay has a great handle on this charmer. This includes but is not limited to a great bit of word play in the title. (It’s cute, right?)
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The cast is fresh-faced and together, has easy ribbing and genuine affection. Romantic chemistry sparks do lack some intensity; Natalie and Darian share more of an easy-going friendship than the makings of a romantic match. However, both of them do mange emotional speeches and tender glances (tears included!), and I’ve always had a soft spot for the best friends perfect match trope. There’s just so much fun about this entire concept.
Like many of their productions, The Seven Year Hitch is a film that I did anticipate as being good. Fortunately, this isn’t a letdown. Despite the sweet moments and funny comedy, things do become “childish” at time. (Despite this, by the way, I do applaud him for standing up for Jen.) Though Kevin is a too immature at times (not my kind of guy!), he’s still likable. If you can overlook these (minuscule) imperfections, it’s a gem of a script with few ‘hitches.’‘THE SEVEN YEAR HITCH’: JUST ANOTHER BEST FRIENDS ROM COM. A review of the 2012 Hallmark romance with Natalie Hall. #Movies #Hallmarkies #FWArchives #Movies #Romance Click To Tweet
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Content: Minor innuendoes and implications reveal one man to be a cheat. A woman remarks she knows a secretary that would say she was still dating a man who claims to be in an exclusive relationship; another person spots this man in a restaurant with a woman who is “just a co-worker.” The film rates TVPG.