The second movie (inspired by a series of books by Deborah Donnelly) to air on the all-new Hallmark Movies and Mysteries brand, this fluffy movie is cute. It follows the exploits of the perfectionist, but curious wedding planner, Carnegie Kincaid (Erica Durance). Her one big chance to make a break is interrupted by a murder; a crime that entangles the wealthy, what-they-say-goes Parry family. With the help of an annoying, yet inquisitive reporter Aaron Gold (Andrew W. Walker) and the handsome family lawyer Holt Walker (Brandon Beemer), Carnegie plans to solve a murder that the police like her as a suspect. This is particularly true of Det. Borden (Rick Ravanell). All of this she juggles while planning a wedding worthy of her client.
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If my blog content of late gives you an inkling that I’m a fan of nearly anything this network puts out, you’re correct. This one is no different. If you’re a fan of the quintessential rom-com like Monster-In-Law, Marry Me, The Wedding Planner or 27 Dresses, you’ll enjoy this movie. This easily has plenty of things to endear it while sprinkling in mystery hints, I’ll admit, make me waver. Turns out, I should have know better – especially considering the many times I’ve seen this story done, but… still, it’s fun to play a guessing game.
The cast is sassy and fun! Particularly Erica who not only has a cool character name (way to be unique), she plays the role well and off the men who surround her as supporting characters in an equally entertaining way. Each scene makes you flip-flop in how you want the outcome to play out and leaves us wondering who we’re rooting for (aside from Carnegie.). This is just part of the reason this one stands out, and I applaud the writer’s for that.
Like others that have been serialized, this too could be the start of a series that would certainly be a whole lot of fun! Wedding Planner Mystery is just the right kind of rainy-night entertainment. It’s lighthearted, has a fantastic cast and even though it falls into some of the same clichés, there’s a beat to the story that ‘s unique. Maybe it’s the cast that works well together, but whatever, this is yet another mystery to solve. Mark this in your planner to make a date with – Carnegie and Company.
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You can find Wedding Planner Mystery digitally on Amazon Video with a Hallmark Movies Now add on.