Combining exes and a feel-good returning hometown hero, Hearts in the Game uses sports as its background.
Hearts in the Game (2023) Hallmark TV Film Review
Successful and the best at what she does, Hazel Miller (Erin Cahill) is a sought-after publicist. She has influencers and celebrities as clients, and she knows how to spin something for the betterment of her clients. No matter her shiny exterior and chic lifestyle, nothing prepares Hazel for the next client who also happens to be someone she knows.
Diego Vasquez (Marco Grazzini) is a famous baseball player who had a losing game that could affect his career and the next team he plays for. He also happens to be the boy Hazel went to school with and had a former relationship with… a relationship that didn’t end well. Now the challenge is keeping their past in the past and for Hazel, focusing on Diego, the client.⚾‘HEARTS IN THE GAME’: BASEBALL PLAYER REUNITES WITH SUCCESSFUL EX⚾ #ErinCahill stars in this 2023 #Hallmark dramedy. #Hallmarkies #HallmarkMovies #Movies #TVRomance #TVMovie #TVMovies Click To Tweet
By now, you’d think I’d learn that when it comes to Hallmark movies, my instincts aren’t always right. This is true of Hearts in the Game. It was one of those movies I really didn’t give a second look to since it wasn’t something that really appealed. My reaction to reading about this one wasn’t good or bad but it didn’t stand out. It’s actually a really fun movie.
The film shifts between being light-hearted and emotional. The latter because the script deals with something sad and emotional for one character. But in usual Hallmark fashion, the film is also cute, and more “grown up” than some of its peers. I actually did really like Erin and Marco together. They do well in their shared scenes, and I think Erin does a nice job of playing the smart businesswoman. Additionally, her assistant is hilarious.
The story is good and I’ll admit I was surprised by how much I did enjoy this one. That makes this one a solid win.
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Content: from what I remember, and my double-checking, this one is the usual TV-G rating.
Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media