The Bouquet

 (220)5.91 h 30 min2013X-RayALL
Two estranged sisters torn apart by their differences suddenly find themselves working together towards a common goal in the heartwarming drama, The Bouquet.
Anne Wheeler
Kristy SwansonDanny GloverMichael Shanks
English [CC]
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Nicola CavendishAlberta MayneJeremy GuilbautStephen E. Miller
Jack NasserJoseph Nasser
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MED-REKReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Bland drama with mailed-in performances
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My wife and I just want to find an occasional entertaining romance or romantic comedy, perhaps a sleeper film that doesn't have a lot of buzz but has a good story and interesting characters. "The Bouquet" is not such a movie. The story is bland: Two feuding sisters come home during an emergency and squabble over how to save the family flower business. There are a couple of low-key romances that help move the scrap of a story along. One sister has an interesting volunteer co-worker who has a bit of life to him. The other sister is drawn to the hunky guy who is always working at the flower farm but is not paid in anything other than apple pie. Oddly, the subject of what he gets paid is brought up once, then ignored and never answered. It didn't help that the actors all say their lines like they are just reading a script -- including Danny Gover as the world's most uninteresting minister.

Which brings up another subject: Okay, I get this is a praying family... but did we have to see them say grace three or four times? Wouldn't once be enough? Does the scriptwriter need to pad the script that much? The film is additionally padded with many shots of flowers. There's also a lot of lingering over a concrete pad into which the two sisters pressed their hands as children. This pad is shown later in the film, when the two sisters are adults, and the concrete pad looks only a few days old... still green concrete. And the production crew couldn't be bothered to remove the wood form into which the concrete was poured.

Finally, the direction of this film was sent via texts from a cell phone. Really. Every shot is a bland medium shot. When the director went in for a close-up for a kiss near the end of the film, I literally said out loud, "Finally... a close-up!" On a positive note, "The Bouquet" had no rough language, no gratuitous sex or skin, and no violence. Those are good things... really. Unfortunately, it had a bland story about vaguely saving a flower business, performed by actors who checked their hearts and souls at the door -- only the actress playing the younger sister (the brunette) showed any snap at all. The film's direction did nothing to get anything more out of the actors.

There's gotta be a family friendly film that has a well-acted and amusing story about a romance. I guess I will keep looking.
12 people found this helpful
AndrewReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Classic Hallmark-esque Movie
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This is the type of movie one would find playing on the Hallmark channel. Estranged relatives, a family tragedy, family business needing to be "saved", community coming together, character turning down a successful job to return home, mild get the idea. Plot could have been better. For example the Sam character was rather mysterious throughout the movie, and loose ends related to him were never tied up which was disappointing. This will be an enjoyable movie for anyone who watches Hallmark, but those expecting deep plots, action, suspense, and Oscar-worthy acting should keep looking.
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~ XLNTMOMMY ~Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Meh .
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Christy Swanson, while lovely, has the curse of Eternally Mediocre movies .. I liked the connection of the sisters in this film, but that's about it .. every line is like its being script-read and the plot is Meh . While this movie didnt hav curse words, so rampant in movies today, I would forego some expletives for a more in-depth story line .. and while I manged to make it all the way thru this movie, it is for sweet old ladies who hav nothing else better to do than count their meds out for the week and wrap things in rubber bands and plastic bags .. theres worse out there, but this one is 3 stars tops .
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DebAReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Chaotic storyline thrown together w/ one sibling who won't grow up :( #Pass
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Not a feel good film you're expecting, but is rather negative (even cruel) throughout the plot with all the fighting, bickering, and squabbling. The storyline of the sibling rivalry was more annoying and extreme than interesting and arching. The mother was sheltered and never took responsibility for the situation, or really parented. None of the characters redeemed themselves, and the one who ended up apologizing and turning everything around hadn't done anything wrong and had been bitterly dumped on the whole film. WTF.

I don't recommend. I spent the whole film waiting for it to get better or the idiot highschool mentality to be nipped in the bud. It wasn't.

Probably Michael Shank's worst performance (could've also been the writing).
MimzyReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Nice little movie
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No sex, no violence, just other human interactions. Nice to watch something somewhat entertaining and completely inoffensive.
7 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Romance was perfect with NO SEX. YES!!
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Family coming together is what makes a nation strong. Loved the show of dedication!!
7 people found this helpful
IsabellaReviewed in the United States on July 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful Romance!
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Not too slow as some other reviews stated. Certainly not an action-packed film but it wasn't intended to be. Well done. Thank You Amazon!
5 people found this helpful
J.P.Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good message about the importance of family.
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Wonderful movie I have seen in the past and was
glad to find it on Amazon. Feel good movie with
no offensive content. Watch with the family.
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