Part of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries line up, North to Home is less ‘mysteries’ and more ‘movies’ if it comes down to picking. A drama about family and rediscovering their bond, the film has oodles of familiar faces and a heartfelt story.
North to Home (2022) Hallmark TV Film Review
Returning home carries different meaning for sisters, Hannah and Beth (Erica Durance, Kimberley Sustad). Both living on the east coast, the girls plan to travel along with their families home to Alaska for their mother’s 60th birthday. Trouble is, they’re in another fight because Hannah is too busy to come to her nieces school events and Beth toys with the idea of going back to work.
Back in Alaska, youngest sister Posy (Lyndsy Fonseca) is the only one still home, and her mother (Barbara Niven) is quite impressed with the way Posy runs the family café. However meeting the new to town travel writer, Luke (Tom Stevens) reminds Posy of adventure…
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From things I’ve read, HMM is apparently going a different direction. This means they are stepping away from some of the “series” and perhaps creating more dramas as opposed to mystery movies. Not sure if the rumor is true or not but looking ahead at what is planned, this seems possible. I’m not sure what I think of this. If they mix it up with some of the mysteries, it will be a nice, rounded balance with something for everyone; romance on Hallmark Channel and a few dramas with mystery on HMM. However I think fans will miss the mysteries if they do away completely with them.
North to Home is from former Hallmark (in front of the camera) star Ali Liebert, who directs this one. Alongside the familiar faces in the cast, everyone is pretty good. Barbara Niven is familiar to many including those who watch Chesapeake Shores. Also fun in my book is seeing Lyndsy Fonseca return post Next Stop, Christmas. She’s good here as is the rest of the cast. The women look like they could be sisters, and the child actors are also really cute.
My mother and I watched and enjoyed this one together. It’s nothing revolutionary in that its themes are the same – family, love and forgiveness. However the typical progression of this type of film has made strides since the first ones I’d have seen. It now allows its characters new opportunities which I don’t think it once did and that makes things more emotionally satisfying. North to Home is certainly deeper emotionally than the usual rom-com, but it’s still cheerful enough to leave you smiling.
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Content: nothing to note though this one does hold a TV-PG rating, likely because of the more emotional weight of the story
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