One Winter Weekend (2018) Hallmark Review
During the long winter months, there is really no better way to spend a dreary evening than staying in and watching a new romantic-comedy. Or that’s my idea of a good night. (I know. I’m a wild child.) One of the recently premiered romances is One Winter Weekend, a story the perfectly embodies this notion.
New Year’s Eve is anything but magical for Cara (Taylor Cole). Instead of the midnight kiss and news she hoped to share with her new boyfriend, she discovers he shares a kiss with someone else. Already dragging a rocky romantic past behind her, Cara decides to swear off dating for a while. The idea is so good, her boss decides to assign Cara a series of articles on “dating cleanses.” All is going well until she’s roped into spending a weekend at a resort with her best friend Megan (Rukiya Bernard).
There’s something about the beauty of a pristine snowfall and rustic settings of a winter wonderland that makes anything magical. Especially when you can enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, and on a TV screen. Add in a cup of hot cocoa, and the viewer can easily imagine themselves a part of the story. That is my reaction to this wonderful romance, the latest in Hallmark Channel’s 2018 Winterfest.
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Every year, the network continues to impress and charm us with each of their stories. One Winter Weekend is easily among one of those that impresses, and also among my own personal favorites. Of course, the leads assist in this. Taylor Cole and Jack Turner will look familiar to eagle-eye fans who will remember them from My Summer Prince. Their reunion is equally as memorable a turn in this as it is in their previous turn together. In this film, what sparkles most about them together and as individuals is their little quirks. Whether it’s a shared love of an unusual place or their infinity for mysteries, the endearing character traits stack up in spades.
Of those I’ve seen in this year’s seasonal block, this one is vying for the favorite. It’s got a serendipitous storytelling value that makes it all the more romantic, something that’s a sure way to win over my movie-fangirl heart. Adding to the already present allure is the addition of beautifully filmed romantic scenes complete with delicate snowfall and twinkle lights. Charm in multiples and of course, full of signatures known to its network, One Winter Weekend is a delight not to be missed. It takes you to the city, the great outdoors, snowboarding and last but not least, to the creature comforts of simple times in front of a fire. It’s a picture-perfect film to enjoy, just know, it’ll make you want to have a cup of hot chocolate!
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