Running with the theme of April Fools Day, this cute romantic comedy is yet another example of why we girls keep returning to this network for our “fix” of chick flicks. lucky in love

Lucky in Love (2014) TV Film Review

Working as a lower level creative design employee at a major social networking job, Mira Simon (Jessica Szohr) is about to get everything she ever dreamed of. Brushed aside consistently by her immediate boss, Mira grows increasingly frustrated with her work environment and getting nowhere with her ideas which prompts her to partake in an April Fools trick of her own. She sends a random text to her best friend and fellow co-worker, Jonah (Ben Hollingsworth) that exclaims she just earned an anticipated promotion. The next day, this becomes Mira’s reality. Quite literally. 

When she’s stuck in the elevator with her boss (Deidre Hall), Mira has a chance to show her designs. From here, things rapidly start to happen. Mira moves, meets the perfect guy (Ryan Kennedy) and tries to manage her new responsibilities. But is this what makes her happy?

As chick flicks go, this one is super fun, cute and really more inventive than most. It went in opposition to its competition – twice! (Ironically, I just happened to watch it on April Fool’s Day, too.) One of the ways it does this is the lack of a self-sacrificial, radical change of life for its leading lady. I cannot tell you how frustrating this subject makes me. It’s meant to show that its leading character finally understands what’s important and for fear of ever letting material pursuits come between them. I am sorry but seriously? No matter what happens, a person still pursues a career. Also, just because you lose perspective from time to time, doesn’t mean we give up. It’s how we react that matters.

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When this one starts, I thought it’d be an alternate reality story, this never materializes (and I’m glad). A fabulous cast helps this one shine too; including Jessica Szohr who makes Mira likable, and of course, I think Ben is adorable. (When did I develop a soft spot for geeky heroes (and I mean this in the best way)!? Should I blame Clark Kent…!) It’s nice seeing him in something again; many may recognize him from the Signed, Sealed and Delivered franchise. The script keeps a running gap throughout the film about Jonah’s crush on Mira that’s endearing; I will say that his side story takes some wrong turns and does develop far too quickly.

In an 80-something long movie though I respect that developing things does have to move swiftly. Since Lucky in Love (which some of you may also recognize as Nobody’s Fool; really, that’s a better title likely switched out to appeal to its target audience) is one of my favorites, all’s forgiven. If you have liked past titles from Hallmark’s large selection of romantic-comedies, don’t miss their latest. It’s an engaging treat – and that’s no joke! 

Photos: Hallmark Media / Crown Media

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  1. So fun! This is one channel I definitely miss from having cable (we haven't had cable for about 2.5 years). I just need to figure out how to subscribe to just that channel.

    1. Right!? I'd love packages that allow you to just pick and chose selections too, Tressa. We have never had any form of cable so I tend to go on hunts for movies I cannot see on anything that's not on ABC, NBC or CBS. ;) Hope you can see this one – it was really cute.

  2. This looks kinda cute! I have always kinda liked the hallmark chick-flicks, the maybe corny at times but they are also kind of fun! I have that soft spot for geeky heroes too though I don't think I have anything to blame it on since I think it's always kinda been there!

    1. It was indeed cute, Abbi! Hope you can see it at some point. I know what you mean about these being "corny" (a term I always use with the utmost endearment), they usually do fall into that, though the "cute" factor always wins out. I know, right!? I'm not sure when I developed such a soft spot for geeky heroes (again, I mean that with respect) but well, there it is! I think there was another Hallmark with a geeky hero who needed to be transformed (How to Fall in Love, I think) and I loved that one too. ;)

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