Airing on Hallmark all the back in 2021 but made in 2020 (am I the only one that thinks it’s impossible 2020 was almost four years ago?), Finding Love in Mountain View is a surprise.
Finding Love in Mountain View (2020) TV Film Review
Making a success of her life as an architect is starting to show. Earning the business of a new client is an important step in her business for Margaret (Danielle C. Ryan). What her life plan doesn’t have is receiving a phone call with news that a family member and her husband have passed away. This brings Margaret back to the smaller town of Mountain View where she learns that she’s guardian to two kids she doesn’t even know.
As she adjusts to trying to keep two kids to a schedule, seeing old friends (Myko Olivier, Marquita Going), finding time for a boyfriend (John-Paul Lavoisier), and adjusting herself, Margaret just may find something she didn’t think she’d miss…
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If I’m remembering right, this is one of the rare films (rare for the last several years) that Hallmark acquired. Like most of the titles I watch, the ones I expect nothing of often end up being memorable. This is one of them. As I batch watched a few Hallmark’s recently, most were mid movies that didn’t stand out as being great. This one still matches the Hallmark branding (it did air on their ‘Movies & Mysteries’ side) so it’s not different in that way. It does however feature people who aren’t known as Hallmark stars and a plot that most don’t like.
Most viewers don’t care for a script that’s sad. I understand this and sometimes I’m not up for that concept either. When it comes to Hallmark though, it’s rarely a focus in that, most of the time, we come in after there’s a death. It’s not usually a plot that follows a character then midway through has a tragedy. This is that same pattern. We meet these characters after a funeral and after the initial shock. The story is more about moving past missing someone and finding hope for a future that brings smiles again.
In this way, the film is memorable. Also making it good is a cast that isn’t the normal Hallmark players. It’s fun to see new faces because the film is less about a character we expect to see from that familiar actor and more about the possibility of something unexpected.
If you don’t mind films that have a little bit of sadness only to then bring happiness, this is something you may enjoy.
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Content: nothing to note outside of the already mentioned emotional upheaval and complications. There is plenty of that, but all done in a way that’s more about hope. There’s the usual kiss or two. The film is TV-PG.
Photos: Crown Media / Hallmark Channel