Initially, Hallmark’s June Weddings line up included only four all-new originals. But in a kind of last-minute add on, a fifth title joins the line up. That film is Yes, I Do. One of the cuter movies to air on this network, this one is less about poignant emotions and more about laugh-out-loud romcom shenanigans.
Yes, I Do (2018) Hallmark Review
Hallmark alum Jen Lilly plays a would-bride Charlotte. Everything is perfect on this wedding day. The sun is shinning, guests are waiting and the groom, well he’s perfect. The one hitch? The bride. You see, Charlotte just can’t quite go through with the “I Dos.” So instead of facing her fiancé and the guests, Charlotte runs. She does this not once but twice! This is why on the eve of their third attempt just when Charlotte is getting the telltale jitters, James (Marcus Rosner) decides to call off the wedding.
Suddenly, the idea of living without James scars Charlotte far more than the thought of a wedding. But first, she’ll have to prove to James that she’s finally ready to say “I do.”
Following the pattern of a romantic-comedy favorite, this story is reminiscent of the Julia Roberts and Richard Gere-led Runaway Bride. Though not my favorite oldie romcom ever, it is a film I do enjoy watching once in a while. Hallmark’s take on the story is, as one would expect, adorable. The script is formulaic, but throws in a few romance appropriate moments that helps the story shine.
With its familiar Hallmark leading lady, Jen Lilley (Harvest Love, and Eat, Play, Love) gives this story and character a “sparkle.” There’s something about her performances that sets apart the films she headlines. Her Charlotte is instantly likable despite the set up potential for dislike. At first blush, she’d actually be the kind of character whom we’d dislike not only as a leading lady, but also on behalf of the man who’s heart she breaks. Speaking of the leading man, Rosner is also familiar to “Hallmarkies” (as avid Hallmark fans refer to themselves), but he’s unusually in the role of the guy who never gets the girl. It’s fun to see him in a leading role this go round.
If you like Runaway Bride or anything from this network, Yes, I Do is charming. The typical romantic-comedy shenanigans will surely make you laugh as a dash to the alter is made. Originally titled Today I Do, this one keeps the smiles coming as we root on Charlotte, and hope the likable James doesn’t (yet again!) get his heart stomped on. The complications for this threepeat wedding pile up not just as a result of Charlotte’s aversion to marriage (and all the comic issues that come with this), but also James’ ex-girlfriend. (Who Jessica Lowndes, another Hallmark alumni, plays.) Fun fact, this film is also penned by the Hallmark film Eat, Play, Love which also features Jen Lilley!
Any frequent viewer of Hallmark will enjoy Yes, I Do. It’s certainly a cute romantic comedy sure to make us smile and remind us again why we all love this network.Yes, I Do – A Fun Comedy about a Runaway Bride! Don't miss Jen Lilley as a bride who brings her running shoes to the alter! Click To Tweet
Content: As is the signature of this network, Yes, I Do contains nothing offensive. TV-PG is this films rating.
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