In a film that is marketed as a coming of age romance, inspired by a book in the Teen Christian Relationship genre, this movie falls short of both expectations, ultimately delivering a chaotic story with some very pretty scenery.
Writer/Director Brian Baugh completely fails to give the female protagonist, Finley Sinclair, any relatable or sympathetic characteristics or direction, while male love interest, Beckett Rush, is the personification of male chauvinism and superiority cloaked in “irresistible charm” and humor.
These two main characters are impeded by no less than 5 different plot threads inexplicably mangled together to somehow build a superficial story set in the beautiful (and surprisingly sunny) Irish countryside.
I should have given this movie an Irish Goodbye the first time Beckett told Finley “…you look really beautiful when you admit that you’re wrong” five minutes and fifty-seven seconds into the movie, but instead I proceeded to cringe in disgust twice more throughout the film when the same sentiment was repeated by Beckett without any return comment from Finley.
By the end, I was utterly disappointed to have wasted 2 hours of my life on this derisive drivel woefully disguised as romance.