The Beach House

 (207)6.61 h 31 min2018NR
A Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie based on the best-selling book by Mary Alice Monroe. Returning home to visit her mother after a long absence, Cara finds love & happiness in the last place she suspected.
Roger Spottiswoode
Minka KellyAndie MacDowellChad Michael Murray
English [CC]
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Ron FrenchStephen Harmaty
Hallmark Hall of Fame
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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NByersReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Story lines that are both sad and happy
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Andie Mcdowell is great and if you are one of her fans you will love her performance. However, if you have lost a parent or struggle with that issue you need to consider that the loss of a parent is a major theme in this movie.
14 people found this helpful
Butterflymom54Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Snapshot of a family evolving and turtles
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I love beaches, always have. I loved the cinematography in this movie. The story was a very slowly evolving mix of reunited daughter, drama between siblings and sweet beach scenes where the mom thinks back on days gone by. I thought Chad M. Murray was great here. I liked the way the daughter spoke. Very soft but set. The other supporting actors and actresses, as well as the turtles, did a fine job portraying friends and family: adding to the story. There are truths to be uncovered along with the turtles. And did I mention the turtles? Towards the end the movie did get some tears from me but then the actual ending was sweet. Reminded me of a series. I recommend it. Enjoy! :)
6 people found this helpful
EBovReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Predictable with some tender moments
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Andie McDowell played well the part of Lovie, a mother dying of cancer eager to reconnect with her children after a turbulent past with their now-deceased father. Generally, the plot was predictable, but with tender moments that made it worth sticking through. However, the relationship between Cara and Brett was not believable, and Chad's body language toward Cara made me cringe at times.
3 people found this helpful
AMattReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth the rental fee.
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Soon after I finished reading the book, I became aware that there was a movie. I knew, of course, that the movie wouldn't live up to the book, which was a decent read, but it was a pretty big letdown. Maybe if I had just watched the movie without ever reading the book, it would have been a little more entertaining, but it's doubtful.
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shan25cReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Beach House
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Cute movie!
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beachy romance with substance
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I saw this before reading the book, but after reading I know it doesn't follow the book completely. However, whether you read the book or not, this is a great movie! It has much more nuance and depth than a typical Hallmark romance - not formulaic at all. Plus the beautiful lowcountry and South Carolina beaches are like a gorgeous extra character. I sometimes revisit it in the winter just to see sun and sand :)
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PalladianReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Cookie-cutter and boring
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The same "high-powered female executive in the big city goes back to her family's small town" cookie-cutter plot as most subpar romance movies, but with an obnoxious dose of animal activist propaganda thrown in. The only good part of the movie is Andie MacDowell.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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Great movie
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