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Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal – Review
Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal – Lifetime – 2 hours and 34 minutes
Now that Meghan has been accepted as Prince Harry’s fiancé, she has to become a British royal. Most brides-to-be do it in private but Meghan wants her voice heard and the worldwide news is watching, listening, and criticizing. Soon, she is bumping heads with the royal staff about every aspect of her wedding. She wanted to use the emerald tiara. After a misstep, they took the tiara away. Next, they have an issue with the color of her dress. Since she was married in the past, they don’t think white is the right color. Then her dad takes payment for exclusive tabloid pictures and lies about it. Meghan’s head is spinning between being a modern American bride and a traditional British royal. She realizes the fight isn’t between her and the palace. It’s between who she wants to be and who she is becoming.
First, this movie doesn’t end with the wedding like the title and promos would let you believe. It ends with the birth of Prince Archie. The sequel to Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance, Meghan is introduced quickly to the life of a royal with kidnap training, salty tabloids, and a cookbook (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). Unlike her past, Meghan learns her words don’t just speak for her, they speak to a country and for a monarchy. She is used to implementing her voice but she must learn from the Queen’s example. To be subtle and quiet with her request at the proper time. With so much etiquette, this movie does have plenty of funny moments, thanks to Leonard. He is sent by Queen Elizabeth to keep Meghan in line with royal protocol. She sees him as her fairy godfather and he sees her as a likable nuisance. This movie, while possible stretching the truth, gives you an insight into the struggles of becoming a member of the Royal Family.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Inside of every princess, there is a dragon. You just have to know when and where to let it out – Meghan
You are such a swat – Harry
That old queen has sent this old queen to keep you in line – Leonard
You hear that. They are cheering for the real love between you and Harry – Doria
From Friend to Fiancé – Review
From Friend to Fiancé – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Everyone relies on Jessica to create their dream wedding. She loves weddings so much that every detail is planned, even the “impromptu” moments. In the middle of a wedding reception, she planned, her boyfriend Rob breaks up with her. His ex-girlfriend is at the reception and he thinks he has another chance. Dismayed and embarrassed, Jessica seeks advice from her best friend Ted. Ted, a former fat kid, owns and operates a gym. He tells Jessica everything she needs and wants to hear. Then, he drops a bomb on her. He is engaged to be married. She can’t believe he hasn’t said anything to her. Ted admits didn’t tell her for a specific reason. He is marrying their high school enemy and their biggest bully, Kimberly. Ted explains that she has changed and her failed marriage helped her become a better person. Now that everything is out in the open, Ted wants Jessica to be his best woman and help plan the wedding. This wedding will spark feeling Ted and Jessica never acknowledged but everyone knew existed.
This movie is a mix of My Best Friend’s Wedding and You Again with a dash of Hallmark kindness (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). There are plenty of funny scenes and gossip-worthy moments to spark your interest. Jessica, nursing for a day job, gets the most honest and heartfelt advice from her elderly patients. The patients knew her feelings for Ted long before they did. They give her sage advice each step of the way. This movie is juicer than most on the Hallmark channel by breaking from the Hallmark movie format.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
If you are telling me the queen of mean has changed, I believe you – Jessica
Hey, I think we need to split up – Rob
Will you be my best woman – Ted
Before he gets here, I have to know, do you have feelings for Ted – Kimberly