Each of the installments in this fan favorite movie series has something sure to make its viewer smile big. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Alter is another of the POstables adventures that will delight its legions of avid viewers.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Alter (2018) Hallmark Review
It’s finally here. Rita (Crystal Lowe) is about to marry her best friend, Norman (Geoff Gustafson). Only trouble is, her wedding plans are kind of falling apart. From her florist to her location, Rita isn’t handling the stress of these mishaps all that well. But before she and Norman say ‘I Do,’ a new mystery at work arises. A lost wedding dress with no hope of finding its owner has been sitting in the Denver USPS storage for a long while, and is about to be auctioned off. That is, it would be until fellow postal worker, Shane (Kristin) finds a letter in the pocket of the dress.
This sends Rita and Norman, Shane and their boss, Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius) on a mission. From a Denver tea room to globetrotting fictional adventures, the foursome set out to find the owner of one vintage dress.
Like any of the movies that come before ‘To The Alter,’ those of you who wear the POstable badge will not be disappointed; not to mention, you’ll love the one storyline they’ve perhaps been teasing the longest. Rita and Norman’s wedding is here, and though this movie and its developments are now “old news,” I felt like this was the “right movie” to finally feature here.
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This story almost feels like a kind of “coming home” for these characters, and almost as if it would be an ideal end for them all. From the joyful experience and satisfaction they experience in solving their latest case, to the contemplative mood, and growth Oliver has gone through, and finally to those “I Dos,” the story is well rounded while being a charmer.
The same cast returns, and like any of the earlier installments, we cannot help but love Eric Mabius’ straight-laced Oliver. With his silly quirks, old-fashioned principles, and need to do everything by the book, he’s quite impossible not to like. Devoted fans will be happy to see how Rita and Norman’s story play out as well as the return of some favorite family members.
Lest you worry this is the end, cast members have tweeted that there’s more to come for the POstables. Which will be something to look forward to for fans, but if you don’t see anything else, this installment does have a nice end. It wraps up some angst and long standing love stories in special ways, and leaves fans along with these beloved characters exactly where it should, with a smile. s
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Content: there is some minor innuendo during a conversation between Norman and Oliver, but nothing that is likely to be offensive. The film is PG.
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