There are just some movies you have a “sense” about. Sometimes it’s a positive connotation, and other times, it might be negative. Whatever the result, there are those stories that make you sit up and take notice. Just My Type is one that catches my eye, for not one but three reasons.
Just My Type (2020) Hallmark Review
Finding her next big feature “pop culture” pitch is the goal Vanessa Sills (Bethany Joy Lenz) sets out to accomplish. The best part is, there’s a big potential promotion waiting at the end. When her best friend, Amber convinces her to go on a quick weekend girl’s trip, they end up at the hotel Amber’s parent’s run. What Vanessa doesn’t expect is coming face to face with the author she most admires.
Martin Clayborne (Brett Dalton) is the name of the best-selling mystery author everyone loves, but he’s about ready to change direction. The arrival of a reporter does little to help with his anonymity, until finally it gives him and Vanessa the clarity both need.
The writing or more specific to Just My Type, the author trope isn’t something I plan to grow weary of – at least not anytime soon. If they’re anything like this, I see this trope being something to enjoy often. This story is lots of fun and whether it’s good acting, the script or a combination of both, the fun and frequent banter keeps viewers laughing or at least it most certainly keeps me in smiles.
This one mostly takes place in and around the hotel. So while the implication that the town it serves is likely small, it’s “small town” feel is because of this space and the activities rather than strolls through a quaint downtown. It’s the hotel that feels like the central hub for the important things and events Vanessa becomes a small part of. Bethany Joy Lenz always adds a certain charm and spunk to any role and this one is no different; and her styling, with exception to the makeup, is pretty cute, too!
She’s one of those actresses who operates as genuine no matter the character she plays, which in turn makes her likable. From ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brett Dalton plays opposite Lenz, and I quite like their partnership. (Also, can we talk about the fishing scene!?) They’re not just cute together, but I also appreciate how they play their romantic interest in each other. There’s something in the script or the way they play it that feels gloriously honest.
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