Love by Chance

6.21 h 23 min2016ALL
Claire, a pastry chef, is busy running her new restaurant, but her meddling mom is preoccupied with her lack of love life. Without her knowledge, Claire's mother finds her the perfect man.
Gary Harvey
English [CC]
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240 global ratings

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Dr. PaulReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a charming movie
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I’ve been watching a number of new movies of late, including Hallmark, and among those I’ve seen, this is one of my favorites. It’s a charming story of an interfering - but loving - mom and the daughter she’s trying to set up. This set up happens by accident and of course, he’s the one... but now what do they do? They can’t tell her daughter... Love By Chance is a nice movie. Great for date night. But for all the one’s I’ve seen, I like the depth of this cast of characters. Across the board the characters are well done and well defined. The mother is played by the extremely talented, Brenda Strong. She takes a character that would in many other hands be annoying and damaging, and turns her into a charming, loving, truly good natured soul. In fact, it is Strong’s mother who gives this outing its heart. The husband, friend/business partner, doctor’s office colleagues, and others add to a well done cast. And our leads, Beau Garrett and Benjamin Ayres, bring a charm and tenderness to their roles. They are a couple you really are rooting for from the beginning - in fact, it’s hard to see her get mad at him when she does find out...

Overall Love by Chance is a nice film, a great Hallmark offering, and a nice way to spend date night.
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KristenReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Meh For Me
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This one was just ok for me. The premise is the overbearing mother who can't let her daughter live her life steps in and finds her love. Anytime an adult's voice isn't heard it just bothers me. I'm not an end justifies the means kind of person. Besides that, I just didn't like the female love interest. She's uppity and pretentious. I wouldn't say she would be a good catch. She came off as someone who needed to grow up. I thought the rest of the cast did a good job, so I gave this one three stars instead of two.
MarieReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Should have been called CONTROL FREAK MOTHER
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The whole movie is about the daughter complaining about her control-freak mother. The daughter has to admit in the end that the control freak mother knows best.

Every CONTROL-FREAK MOTHER SCENE which was almost every scene was like listening to nails scratching on a blackboard. Painful.

There are actually nice mothers out there who are not control freaks.
Karen M.Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
The Mother Of Meddling Mothers
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I really liked Beau Garrett and Benjamin Ayres in this movie. The other parts were well cast as well. But I struggled to make it to the end of the film because of the very inappropriate meddling of the mother in this movie. If the writers had toned that down, this would have been a very enjoyable movie.
Happy customerReviewed in the United States on August 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sophisticated acting makes this story believable.
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Single woman owns a pastry shop. Her mother (behind the scenes, of course) arranges an accidental meeting of daughter and a good looking single doctor. Sparks start to fly until Mom gets in the way. Watch this and see how it turns out. A good way to get some fine entertainment.
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MBReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun love story!
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Love By Chance is one of my Hallmark favorites. It felt more unique for a Hallmark plot while still delivering great characters, sweet clean romance, and the occasional laugh.
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JanelleReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie!
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Great movie! Fun to watch! With appreciation
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Southpaw6Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Great Hallmark movie.
Need to carry “Falling for Vermont”.
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