With a title that rhymes, the latest from Hallmark Channel has no choice but to be cute… right!?
A Ring By Spring (2014) Hallmark TV Film Review
Her past is full of unsuccessful relationships and disillusionment over her peers “allure” of the Romeo and Juliet bard. Today, in her present, Caryn Briggs (Rachel Boston) is still a girl with one focus; the details. This is especially true in her business and in her personal life, she is again repeats that past. When her boyfriend dumps her because he wants a family and he doesn’t see Caryn as the marrying type, Caryn begins to take to heart. Maybe the destiny her fortuneteller (Stephanie Powers) read is at work! Her fortune? If she doesn’t have a ring by spring, Caryn will never marry!
Skeptical, Caryn sets about revisiting her past to find out what goes wrong with her relationships. Then when a new client, a CEO of a popular company, Tom (Kirby Morrow), shows interest in her, Caryn must change her cynical perspective if she’s ever to find her happy ending.
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Ever since seeing her in a recurring role on a television show that’s done, I like the bubbly personality Rachel Boston brings to her roles. In this wholesome romantic-comedy she brings another bout of sweet effervescence. Her character is an interesting one compared to most leading ladies in the rom-com. I mean, come on! The girl likes British things (hello, British movies!) and she isn’t fond of Romeo & Juliet for which, really, I cannot fault her.
Additionally it’s also cool to see Stephanie Powers (Hart to Hart) on screen again no matter how small the role. The friendship that blooms between Caryn and Tom is a fun relationship. It’s more about finding commonalities than anything.
If there is anything that really rubs me the wrong way it’s the antics of Caryn’s parents. It has a place in the story – to counteract against Caryn’s cynical attitude. But with the depiction of marriage in her best friend (who is a fun character), I don’t think that so much redundancy is necessary. At the risk of contradiction, I will say that I admired the old-fashion values especially poignant is a conversation between mother and daughter. Best of all, what this movie does is give us characters who “felt” very genuine and real. If you like romantic-comedies with evidence of quirk, then you may enjoy A Ring by Spring.
For me, I don’t think it is my most favorite in the repertoire of its genre. Still, I respect it being a wholesome script and a heroine who didn’t conform to the usual mindset of young women.