Kate (Nikki DeLoach) is a fun-loving, spontaneous person whose daughter is her polar opposite. Sophia makes charts and power point presentations. Her latest efforts are on the pros of getting a dog. Kate agrees, and together, the pair plan to adopt a rescue dog through an event at Sophia’s school.
Eric (Michael Rady) is a man who thrives on schedules. But his son’s latest request for a dog means their life is about to be a little bit different. When a mistake leads both kids to pick out the same dog, the parents agree to a kind of trial run for shared custody, a choice that just may lead to something neither adult can plan for.
Love to the Rescue (2019) Hallmark Review
Though the plot is a little bit of a romantic-comedy stretch (which is part of the reason we love the genre), this film is all kinds of cute. Part of this is aided by the addition of its lead cast. Michael Rady is a favorite Hallmark leading man of mine (plus he’s Kostos from Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants) and each time I see her, I like Nikki DeLoach more. She plays the outgoing character very well. Whether or not it is, I don’t know, but the roles all feel an organic part of her process; as if this is a glimpse into her personality. Either way, I like her two more recent Hallmark originals a lot.
The chemistry between these two works. They seem comfortable with each other and they share a moment or two that’s full of the sparks we wish for. I like them together quite a lot, and wouldn’t mind seeing them share screen time in a similar fashion. Their scenes together have great banter and are anything but boring. Though they don’t play as large a role, I also like Kate’s co-workers.
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Speaking of the work place, I love the career the writer’s give Kate; she’s a film animator. Not only does this suit her personality, it’s also a really unique career choice, which makes things more interesting when it comes to a character’s work environment. This means there’s an unanticipated layer of creativity to the already sweet script.
Those of you who enjoy a no-drama romance (especially when it comes to the appearance of exes or current partners) will find Love to the Rescue is a charmer. Like so many before it, I don’t think I expected to enjoy this one so much, which tells me, I’m nowhere near ready to cull my Hallmark binge-watching. ♥TV #REVIEW | A #Hallmark Channel #romance that's A+ darling. Nikki DeLoach and Michael Rady co-star in Love to the Rescue – Family, Laughter and Unexpected Romance Click To Tweet
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