Cloudy with a Chance of Love (2015)

Cloudy with a Chance of Love
Full of plenty of adorable antidotes and lessons about being true to oneself, this title, a part of the “Countdown to Valentine’s Day” campaign is sure to brighten anyone’s day. This one is about Deb (Katie Leclerc), a serious academic who is competing for a grant to further her education in meteorology with a PH.D. She also takes her job as a radio meteorologist seriously. When a series of events leads her – or rather her on-air weather report, to catch the attention of news station director, Quentin (Michael Rady), Deb is temporarily hired as the TV station’s weather girl. For Deb, this is not who she wants to be. After all she is not a weather girl, she’s a meteorologist. But this new job gives her more exposure in her world of academia, though her life doesn’t set up with the same ease as her teleprompter weather reports do.

Anytime a new film airs on Hallmark, I tend to get excited (which you probably have figured out by now), but sometimes one seems to have the extra awesome factor that interests me. This film had a number of things about it that caught my eye not the least of which was its leading lady. Having seen Katie in Switched at Birth, I was excited at the prospect of seeing her in something completely different than a teen drama. As suspected, she does a fantastic job playing the role. But then Deb is hard not to like. Her quirky personality and “geeky” moments were priceless, which ensures (nearly) everyone will like her as a character. Then there was Quinten, who surprisingly was well suited to the role of leading man and for Deb than I initially expected. Plus, random movie trivia, the actor Michael Rady played Kostos in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 

Cloudy with a Chance of Love

The messages of keeping true to who you are as a person makes for a nice script, and offers chances for well-written and poignant moments. There is nothing wrong with change and sometimes it’s a good thing, but if that change makes a person different in terms of forgetting their friends or their moral compass, then there is need for pause. Deb never becomes unrecognizable and for the most part, any changes she is put through aren’t “bad,” but still she has to remember what it is she wants. Per their trademark, the film leads up to a happy ending only to unceremoniously end, this is more distracting than appreciated. Still, the script does give us a happy ending and that’s enough.

If you’re staying in and want something refreshing to tune in to, don’t miss the ray of sunshine that is Cloudy with a Chance of Love. In spite of a few flaws, they don’t flood the story and instead it winds up being a new favorite in the string of 2015 premieres.

Watch the premiere of Cloudy with a Chance of Love tonight, Sunday the 8th on Hallmark Channel. If you’re watching it, be sure to let me know what you are excited about or after you’ve seen it, stop in. We’ll chat. Until then, take a look at the promo video.


  1. Rissi. I enjoyed this post. I missed this on Hallmark. But it sounds good. And, you make me want to see it. You are right about change. Sometimes it is needed and sometimes GOD leads you to this change for it is best for you. I have heard the comment That if the person who you are with doesn't make you a better person, then you need a change. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

    1. Hi, Maxie. Thanks so much for reading and for sharing your thoughts. This one was really good in a sweet, romance movie kind of way. It's one of my favorite Hallmark. :)

      I've heard that - if the person who you are with doesn't make you a better person, then you need a change - as well. Or some variation of it. There's definitely truth to it.

  2. My sisters and I really want to see this one because we loved Michael in 'Emily Owens, M.D.' and Katie in 'Switched at Birth'! We missed the premiere, but I recorded it. This is such a great review, Rissi! I especially like what you said about how Hallmark movies "unceremoniously end"...I always feel like we never get enough happy ending time. It's usually only a minute at the very end of the movie, which frustrates me to no end. Ok, ending rant... Thanks for the amazing review, Rissi!

    1. Aw, I wanted to watch Emily Owens but haven't seen it. I almost bought an episode the other day on iTunes, but I don't think I did. Spent my card money on others - this is what I get for being too addicted to a whole list of shows. ;) I loved the first volume of Switched at Birth, but only recently realized the studio never released any more to DVD. I'm bummed because my mom and I were actually watching them together. Oh, well. Guess I'll have to watch them eventually online.

      Those Hallmark endings need some work. They really do. I thought I Do, I Do, I Do was cute as was So You Said Yes. At least they felt more complete! Much as I liked it Love by the Book was terribly abrupt.

      Thanks for reading, Bekah - and I hope you and your sisters are able to watch this one soon. It's darling. :)

    2. I would definitely recommend the cute and fun 'Emily Owens', unless you hate unresolved endings. They canceled after season one and the last episode left off on a big cliffhanger. Don't you just hate it when shows are canceled prematurely? Ugh. Really?! That stinks, especially since I think SAB is already on it's fourth season. :( I know the first three seasons are on Netflix though, if you have one. Emily Owens is on Netflix, too!

      Mmmm, I will check those two out as well. Thanks!! And YES, Love by the Book's ending was just horrible, IMO. Haha.

      Thanks, Rissi! Always so much fun to chat with you!! :D

    3. I definitely do hate that, Bekah! It's tough when your fandoms don't wrap nicely. (We tend to "invest" a lot in them.) Guess we have to "write" our own ending. I discovered that I did buy the pilot for Emily Owens on iTunes. Guess it'll be a must watch now. ;) SAB is a really interesting, great show. Meaning, I'll have to watch it at some point - thanks for letting my know they're on Netflix. That's always an option. I'll have to look at Hulu too.

      Hope you like these if/when you see them. I agree! Though it was cute the rest of the film, that Love by the Book ending... ugh. Not cool writers.

      You too! Love having you visit and to chat with you. It's always a blast. :)

  3. I *knew* I knew Michael from something else! I just couldn't remember what! How could I forget Kostos? He was too cute in those movies. ;)

    This one looks adorable. I haven't seen it yet, but I sure do want to!

    1. Yes, he was! I recently rewatched those Sisterhood movies and it'd been so long, it was like watching them again for the first time. Lots of fun.

      Hope you enjoy when you get a chance to watch it, Kara. One of my favorites. :)

    2. I thought it was adorable. Not quite sure it's on my favorites list yet, but maybe I need a rewatch? Never a bad thing when it comes to Hallmark movies! ;) Seeing Michael again, and hearing him talk with a regular American accent!, was so much fun. And he and Katie had cuteness galore between them. Definitely a lot of fun!

    3. Aw, yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it. A rewatch for Hallmarks is always in style - you'll get no argument from me there. ;)

      That's what I loved most; the cuteness between Michael and Katie. They were just... adorbs! :)


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