I watched this when it premiered, and I think I must have watched it several times before deleting it from my DVR. I didn't even think about it being released on DVD, so when I stumbled upon it here on Amazon, I jumped on it and bought two copies! One was for me and the other copy I gave to one of my older sisters for Christmas. She's 34 and loves a good fun, romantic, fairytale chick flick as much as I do, and I am such a sap for anything even remotely romantic.
Lucy Liu is a great leading lady. She plays Rae - a smart, funny, quirky, beautiful and hopeless romantic. I think that is one of the main reasons I like this movie so much, because I'm a hopeless romantic as well, and I can totally relate to Rae. I want everything she wants, and I don't think it's fair for people to tell you that you can't or won't have the fairytale romance of your dreams. Not only is she a dreamer, though, she is a do-gooder, and she plays the role of a charming social worker with ease. It's hard not to like a caring, giving person.
The chemistry between the lead characters is undeniable, they seem to fit so naturally together. I kind of thought there might be something going on off screen, that's how good they are at making me believe they are really in love. The character of Imogene is very likable, and she keeps the movie grounded in reality. I liked her jokes and her meddling. Her story is the source for some tears as well, though. Lifetime movies gotta make you cry, right?
This movie is filled with good jokes, good romance, adventure, little bit of mystery, those what-will-happen-next moments, attractive characters, tearful moments, a cute little dog and much more. It's great! Highly recommended.