Playing on a popular cultural trend, the latest Michael Rady TV movie, You’re Bacon Me Crazy, features a pair of competing business rivals, and of course, some cute antics if not the best title. Natalie Hall plays Cleo Morelli, a busy business woman who is happy running her food truck serving unique gourmet sandwiches. Things are looking up for Cleo’s business when she learns of a contest that could land her the money she needs to expand. At least it might have before the competition parks right next door.
Gabe (Rady) is something of a wanderer who breezes into Portland on the odd occasion to visit his brother. His cuisine is all about bacon, and much to Cleo’s annoyance, Gabe seems to be taking even her most loyal customers. But the real problem is Cleo likes Gabe, so when their business goals begin to clash, this new friendship is about to get dicey.
You’re Bacon Me Crazy (2020) Hallmark Review
Those who are foodies are sure to be among the patrons of the real-life food trucks. This is why the topic of this film makes it all the more fun. Using this is a little bit of a spin on the usual lead character who’s a chef. This one also plays with the enemies-to-more trope in a fun and easy to enjoy way, as each of the Hallmark originals do.
Much as I wanted to pick this one as a new favorite, it didn’t quite reach those levels. I’m not sure if it’s the script and its title (just doesn’t really do anything for me) or perhaps, in part, the casting, but whatever it is, this isn’t a top favorite. That said, I still think Michael Rady is one of the best actors in these roles, and I anticipate whatever he’s set to film next. He’s still a great hero, and no matter what, he remains so as Gabe.
The film has some great “backdrop” shots with characters spending time outdoors together, specifically speak of the colorful backdrops of a farmer’s market type location. The produce and fun set up makes things more interesting and adds some “texture,” as does the scenes between Cleo and Gabe cooking, and trying the pairing of new things together. These scenes are cute, as they should be, and also lend a kind of creative aspect, too.
For some reason, I really like the character’s names (Cleo and Gabe), which seems reason enough to mention them. Both are more unique in comparison to most rom-com characters I meet, and I think this is key to making said characters stand out more. Even with my so-so opinions on You’re Bacon Me Crazy (based on the novel of the same name), this one is still an entertaining joy to sit down and watch. It’s happy, bright, and cute, which is what we know, and love best, about the network.‘You're Bacon Me Crazy’: A Really Happy Romantic-Comedy. A review of the TV romance with Michael Rady. #Hallmarkies #CleanRomance #SpringFling @HallmarkChannel Click To Tweet