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 (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 give in to partake in an April Fools trick of her own by sending a random text to her best friend and fellow co-worker, Jonah (Ben Hollingsworth) that exclaims she just earned an anticipated promotion and the next day starts to change 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 and ultimately she earns a promotion not intended for her. From here, things rapidly start to happen. Mira moves into a town house, meets the perfect guy (Ryan Kennedy) and tries to manage her new responsibilities. All of these things are what Mira’s dreams are made of, but is it what makes her happy?
As chick flick scripts 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 and what’s important again, they walk away. I am sorry but seriously? No matter what happens, a person still has to work! Also, just because you lose yourself for a time doesn’t mean you have to give up your dreams. We all lose perspective from time to time, it’s how we react that matters. Giving up on everything we love isn’t the answer in my opinion.
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When this one starts, there’s a fear it’s going to be an alternate universe flicks, this never materializes, for which I’m grateful! 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!
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You can find Lucky in Love (2014) digitally on Amazon Video