Cloudy with a Chance of Love – Forecast a Romance!

February 8, 2015 11 Comments

Full of adorable antidotes and lessons about being true to oneself. This title, Cloudy with a Chance of Love, part of the “Countdown to Valentine’s Day” campaign, is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Cloudy with a Chance of Love

Cloudy with a Chance of Love (2015) Hallmark Review

The story is about Deb (Katie Leclerc), a serious academic who is competing for a grant to further her education in meteorology. She also takes her job as a radio meteorologist seriously. A series of events form, and she soon catches the attention of news station director, Quentin (Michael Rady). The result is Deb is temporarily hired as the TV station’s weather girl. For Deb, this is not who she wants to be. After all she is not a weather girl, she’s a meteorologist. But this new job gives her more exposure in her world of academia, though her life doesn’t set up with the same ease as her teleprompter weather reports do.

Anytime a new film airs on Hallmark, I tend to get excited (which you probably have figured out by now), but sometimes one seems to have the extra awesome factor that interests me. This film had a number of things about it that caught my eye not the least of which was its leading lady. Since I’ve seen Katie in Switched at Birth, the prospect of seeing her in something completely different than a teen drama is exciting! As suspected, she does a fantastic job playing the role. But then Deb is hard not to like.

Her quirky personality and “geek” moments were priceless, which ensures (nearly) everyone will like her as a character. Then there’s Quinten, who surprisingly was well suited to the role of leading man and for Deb than I initially expected. Plus, random movie trivia, the actor Michael Rady played Kostos in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.

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The messages of keeping true to who you are as a person makes for a nice script, and offers chances for poignant moments. There is nothing wrong with change; sometimes it’s a good thing, but if that change makes a person different in a bad way, then there is need for pause. Deb never becomes unrecognizable and for the most part, any changes she is put through aren’t “bad,” but still she has to remember what she wants. Per their trademark, the film leads to a happy end only to unceremoniously end, this is more distracting than it is good. Still, the script does give us a happy end and that’s enough.

If you’re staying in and want something refreshing to watch, don’t miss the ray of sunshine that is Cloudy with a Chance of Love. Despite its flaws, they don’t flood the story, and instead it’s easily a new favorite.

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Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media Press

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  • Anonymous February 10, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Rissi. I enjoyed this post. I missed this on Hallmark. But it sounds good. And, you make me want to see it. You are right about change. Sometimes it is needed and sometimes GOD leads you to this change for it is best for you. I have heard the comment That if the person who you are with doesn't make you a better person, then you need a change. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

    • Rissi February 11, 2015 at 1:38 am

      Hi, Maxie. Thanks so much for reading and for sharing your thoughts. This one was really good in a sweet, romance movie kind of way. It's one of my favorite Hallmark. :)

      I've heard that – if the person who you are with doesn't make you a better person, then you need a change – as well. Or some variation of it. There's definitely truth to it.

  • Bekah M. February 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    My sisters and I really want to see this one because we loved Michael in 'Emily Owens, M.D.' and Katie in 'Switched at Birth'! We missed the premiere, but I recorded it. This is such a great review, Rissi! I especially like what you said about how Hallmark movies "unceremoniously end"…I always feel like we never get enough happy ending time. It's usually only a minute at the very end of the movie, which frustrates me to no end. Ok, ending rant… Thanks for the amazing review, Rissi!

    • Rissi February 12, 2015 at 2:16 am

      Aw, I wanted to watch Emily Owens but haven't seen it. I almost bought an episode the other day on iTunes, but I don't think I did. Spent my card money on others – this is what I get for being too addicted to a whole list of shows. ;) I loved the first volume of Switched at Birth, but only recently realized the studio never released any more to DVD. I'm bummed because my mom and I were actually watching them together. Oh, well. Guess I'll have to watch them eventually online.

      Those Hallmark endings need some work. They really do. I thought I Do, I Do, I Do was cute as was So You Said Yes. At least they felt more complete! Much as I liked it Love by the Book was terribly abrupt.

      Thanks for reading, Bekah – and I hope you and your sisters are able to watch this one soon. It's darling. :)

    • Bekah M. February 13, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      I would definitely recommend the cute and fun 'Emily Owens', unless you hate unresolved endings. They canceled after season one and the last episode left off on a big cliffhanger. Don't you just hate it when shows are canceled prematurely? Ugh. Really?! That stinks, especially since I think SAB is already on it's fourth season. :( I know the first three seasons are on Netflix though, if you have one. Emily Owens is on Netflix, too!

      Mmmm, I will check those two out as well. Thanks!! And YES, Love by the Book's ending was just horrible, IMO. Haha.

      Thanks, Rissi! Always so much fun to chat with you!! :D

    • Rissi February 14, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      I definitely do hate that, Bekah! It's tough when your fandoms don't wrap nicely. (We tend to "invest" a lot in them.) Guess we have to "write" our own ending. I discovered that I did buy the pilot for Emily Owens on iTunes. Guess it'll be a must watch now. ;) SAB is a really interesting, great show. Meaning, I'll have to watch it at some point – thanks for letting my know they're on Netflix. That's always an option. I'll have to look at Hulu too.

      Hope you like these if/when you see them. I agree! Though it was cute the rest of the film, that Love by the Book ending… ugh. Not cool writers.

      You too! Love having you visit and to chat with you. It's always a blast. :)

  • Kara February 14, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I *knew* I knew Michael from something else! I just couldn't remember what! How could I forget Kostos? He was too cute in those movies. ;)

    This one looks adorable. I haven't seen it yet, but I sure do want to!

    • Rissi February 14, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Yes, he was! I recently rewatched those Sisterhood movies and it'd been so long, it was like watching them again for the first time. Lots of fun.

      Hope you enjoy when you get a chance to watch it, Kara. One of my favorites. :)

    • Kara April 21, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      I thought it was adorable. Not quite sure it's on my favorites list yet, but maybe I need a rewatch? Never a bad thing when it comes to Hallmark movies! ;) Seeing Michael again, and hearing him talk with a regular American accent!, was so much fun. And he and Katie had cuteness galore between them. Definitely a lot of fun!

    • Rissi April 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Aw, yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it. A rewatch for Hallmarks is always in style – you'll get no argument from me there. ;)

      That's what I loved most; the cuteness between Michael and Katie. They were just… adorbs! :)

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