A Coutnry Wedding (2015)
With their race to the alter for a June wedding extravaganza, Hallmark’s third and final original movie airs tonight. I didn’t get to see the other two movies however this one is pretty darn cute. Oh yeah, and this love story will appeal to any of you who cannot resist a cowboy of a hero. This story is all about Bradley Suttons (Jesse Metcalfe). There has been nothing quite like Bradley’s debut album causing such a buzz in the country music scene, but now he’s making headlines again with the news he’s about to marry his Hollywood girlfriend Catherine (Laura Menell). But first, Bradley has to meet the pressures of writing his second album.
Instead he returns home to sell and liquidate some of his family’s old property – and house. Once there, he encounters his childhood friend, Sarah (Autumn Reeser). Sarah has become comfortable in her surroundings and despite Bradley’s wonderment that she stayed, she loves calling her family house, “home.” When being home stirs up memories for Bradley, he begins to believe there’s no more perfect place than on Sarah’s farm for his wedding location. But first, he’ll have to convince his high-strung bride of the location.
Another “season” (wedding) means another legitimate reason for Hallmark to roll out a series of new originals. I’m certainly glad they took advantage of this. This film puts a familiar face in the role of leading lady - Autumn Reeser, and gives us a story that is all small-town charm. Though familiar, I enjoyed the story and would definitely buy a copy should it ever arrive to DVD. The film’s message about reconnecting with your past and not just finding that place where happiness is more than a feeling but remembering what it feels like to truly come back to the place you experience happiness for more than a fleeting moment of fame. Bradley’s past makes it tough to surrender his protective (emotional) shields, and that means his journey is all the more poignant to watch. True, contained in these 90 minutes is a story ripe with tradition and a sweet script, but it does dig a little deeper and that is always worth a whole lot of fabulous.
Two of my favorite things about the film was the wedding dress shopping trip and of course, Autumn’s performance. She does a fantastic job with Sarah and her acting is wonderful. Then there is Jesse’s debut in a role that requires singing. Yes, that’s right he sings the three songs that are exclusive to this film. And let me tell you, his voice is quite good. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this actor in something, an actor who starred in TNT’s Dallas and also the cute rom-com The Other End of the Line. Regardless Jesse was really perfect for the role. Basically, if you tune into this, you'll see plenty of cute romantics between our leading couple. Fans of the cast or Hallmark films should make a date with this original movie. It sparkles with old-fashioned charisma and doesn’t mind showing us a good time to boot. Make sure to save the date for A Country Wedding. If you do, you'll find characters with values, a wholesome story and be swept up in a romance that began with childhood sweethearts saying "I Do" in the haven of a barn...
Catch the premiere of A Country Wedding tonight, June 27th on Hallmark Channel. Until then, have a look at the promotional trailer.
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