There’s something about a Hallmark film that keeps viewers coming back time after time. Much like the heroine in this film, we keep coming back for their cuteness. In this, Lindy Booth plays Samantha “Sam” Kerrigan, the daughter of the local high school football coach, who is working in big city publishing. Her job isn’t exactly what she signed on for, but her focus for now is finally returning home to see her dad. The thing is, she also learns he’s set to retire which isn’t exactly what Sam expects. The second thing she doesn’t expect is to see her ex staying in their hometown.
Jake (Trevor Donovan) is a widely loved and celebrated NFL quarterback, but lately he’s been feeling burnt out on the lifestyle that comes with this. What Sam doesn’t know is that Jake frequently stays with her dad who had a big influence on Jake’s life.
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Like Sam, coming back to these movies feels like a kind of welcoming return to favorite things. In this case, the favorite thing is a sweet movie we all love to revisit. SnowComing is all kinds of familiar right down to its unhappy (professionally) characters and the way the film ultimately ends. While these are all well and good tropes (so long as you feel like this is what the characters do want), the one thing that stands out to me as being disingenuous (or maybe bratty?) is Sam’s second reaction to Jake “leaving,” and really the whole reason she doesn’t like him. Her first instinct, fine, maybe I buy it, but then after they talk and she understands what his future plans are, it’s just… well, kind of acting like a brat.
That said, like anything, SnowComing is fun. There’s the usual winter festival, and best friends who try to nudge Sam and Jake together; there’s parents who offer sage advice and of course, the usual romance. It’s been a while since I saw Lindy Booth in anything, but this year I saw her in Swept Up by Christmas and now, finally I watched this 2019 Winterfest title. I like her more in the former, but it’s also fun to see Trevor Donovan in any title. He plays that genuine “good guy” character affectively well.
If you like the actors or really, just any kind of clean romantic comedy like this, then this will certainly be something you’ll enjoy.
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Content: Nothing to note, this one is a “clean romance”; SnowComing is TV-G.
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