In the same tradition as most all of their originals, Hallmark brings back one of their Miracles of Christmas stars and a story that’s really quite charming.
Right in Front of Me (2021) Hallmark TV Film Review
C.J. Mason or Carly (Janel Parish) as her friends call her is happy in her work. As a styler for any girl’s happy day, she wants to be clear, she’s not a wedding planner. She just styles the clothes. Her friend and colleague wants Carly to branch out and use her name as a part of the brand because after all, Carly is a talented designer. She’s just not so sure. Her happy place is working behind the scenes for the bride, not being “a name” during the big day.
At the close of her latest wedding, her best friend Sydney convinces Carly to come to the hotel she manages, and spend a long weekend with her. While there, she meets again with some old college friends, including her crush, Matt (Anthony Konechny), and gains some advice on love from the hotels sous chef, Nick (Marco Grazzini).‘RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME’: A FUN MEET CUTE SETS THINGS IN MOTION #Romance #CleanRomance #Hallmarkies Click To Tweet
In way too many ways is this film cute. It’s got all of the right things working for it to make it one of those smile-the-whole-way-through kind of movies. Janel and Marco are cute as the new besties, and the reunion of college friends (who really aren’t friends) is a fun aspect as well. I love Carly’s fun (aka awkward) personality and the hot wing scene is all kinds of cute. (Yes I know I’m using this word too much.) There’s still plenty of normal romantic comedy movie scenes, but this one is also authentic.
In short, if I didn’t say so, this is one of the cutest TV romance movies I have recently enjoyed. There’s something charming and yet fulfilling about it. Perhaps it’s the full circle end (that seems like time passes) or maybe it’s the gestures of the hero (totally called the “meet cute” and the gesture in the latter half), but whatever, Right in Front of Me is a good time.
Content: this one is clean without anything that would offend any Hallmark viewer. The film is a TV-G.
Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media Press