One of the films that Hallmark acquired to air in the U.S., this title features a familiar face to any avid Hallmarkie and a plot that’s similar too. Nonetheless it’s a cute little production. hearts down under
Hearts Down Under (2021) Hallmark TV Film Review
Her restaurant is the sole priority of Caroline Wilson (Cindy Busby). So much so that her relationship suffers because of the work she puts in at the start. Now that things are flourishing, she continues to pour her time into the place because who needs a boyfriend? Then Caroline discovers that her aunt, who passed away a year ago, leaves her her small café, The Seagull. Trouble is, the café is in Australia!
Off down under Caroline goes with plans to sell the place as soon as possible. She simply cannot be in two places at once. Once there and confronted with the people who work the place and had personal relationships with her aunt, including the infuriating cook who they call Cook (Tim Ross), Caroline must decide is there’s another option.
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I say it time and again and yet each time, I love it more. Any of the Hallmark films that visit places like Australia are some of my favorites. This film is quite cute though does remind me (quite a lot) of the Netflix film Falling Inn Love. Still, like any of us who enjoy a wholesome romantic-comedy, there are lots of viewers who will appreciate this title.
The camaraderie of the cast is fun, too; they share that stick-together-always kind of bond. Cindy Busby is, of course, in MANY Hallmark films as well as Heartland though it’s nice to see a new leading man in the role. The always bubbly Naomi Sequeira co-stars as well from the films Pearl in Paradise and Rip Tide. Also nice is the omitting of a real breakup. Sure, there’s a whole hate-to-love thing going on and heavens, do these two get in shouting matches. But something about the things that “break” them up seem different. Or maybe this is just the location change talking.
Whatever the key is, Hearts Down Under (also titled as Romance on the Menu) is all kinds of charming.
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Content: nothing to note. This is the usual Hallmark TV-G fare.
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