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 (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.Don't miss Michael Rady in one of his first #Hallmark romances! The 2015 comedy, Cloudy with a Chance of Love - Forecast a #Romance! Click To Tweet
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