Competing radio personalities in Chicago find common ground when they have to work together.
Alison Sweeney (Sonia Mayerick), Jonathan Scarfe (Nick Linden), Crystal Balint (Tanya), David Lewis (Scott Ryder), Vincent Gale (Brad), Darla Taylor (Amanda Lazaro), Nicole Oliver (Julia), Jason Edward Coleman (Liam), John Kapelos (Gus), Thomas Cadrot (Keith), David MacKay (Henry), Lindsay Maxwell (Janey), Rebekah Asselstine (Receptionist), Farrah Aviva (Dating Hostess), Sienna Bohn (Hysterical Woman), Emily Maddison (Swimsuit Model (as Emily Bruhn)), Greg Rogers (Guy #1), Matthew Graham (Guy #2), Kirby Morrow (Guy #3), Robert Heimbecker (Guy #4), Jessa Danielson (Liam's Girlfriend), Jan Bos (Henry)
Marina Cordoni (executive producer), Robert Lee (producer (as M. Robert Lee)), John Morayniss (executive producer), Kelley Feldsott Reynolds (executive producer), John Ritchie (executive producer), Jonathan Schwartz (producer (as Jonathan I. Schwartz)), Alison Sweeney (executive producer)
I give this an 8 out of 10, on my "hallmark movie scale". That is, sure, it's no Gone With the Wind. But relative to other HMM movies, this was really enjoyable. Even my husband, who is usually beside me napping/browsing the web, piped up that it was a whole lot better than my usual Sunday afternoon light fare.....
Anyhow, Alison Sweeney has got a real HMM thing going on, and is usually pretty charming and likable -as she is in this one. The lead guy is equally likable, and unlike most HMM movies, does not come across as gay (which, as an aside, is a major problem with this channel's movies - it's hard to get into the chemistry of a budding romance when the lead males are all so painfully, painfully gay. I don't know why HMM does this -- maybe they've tested their audiences and found out that they are drawn to this? But i digress....). The characters here have real chemistry, and great that, unlike so many HMM movies the lead woman actually has a real, successful career - and not just as a ubiquitous "event planner" or "marketing woman" or "wedding coordinator". And nice that she didn't quit said job at the end of the movie, as so many of these leads are inclined to do. Anyhow, just a cute fun movie, well acted, well-written, and pretty much lacking the painful awkward script moments that these movies usually have.
Radio Hype ((working title)) • Amor en las ondas (Spain) • Radio romance (France) • Szerelem minden hullámhosszon (Hungary) • Ljubezen v etru (Slovenia)
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