#TemptingFate, #MyStepfathersSecret, and more – TV Reviews

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Tempting Fate – Review

Tempting Fate – Lifetime – 2 hours and 5 minutes

Tempting Fate

On the surface, Gabby is a married, 42-year-old, mother of 2 teen daughters. She likes to restore furniture as a hobby.  Below the surface, she is furious at her husband, Elliott.  She always wanted another child.  Since neither of the liked using birth control, he decided to secretly get a vasectomy.  While her daughters, Alana and Olivia, are on a camping trip with Elliott, Gabby goes to a party with friends.  She meets Matt and the two have a nice chat.  He is attracted to her but she keeps him at bay.  Matt leaves and Gabby watches him walk away.  Claire, Gabby’s friend, tells her Matt is a tech millionaire.  Gabby looks him up and he owns a social media app called Four Site.  The two text back and forth; he asked her to meet him at an abandoned building.  He hopes to turn it into a charter school for underprivileged children like him.  And he wants her to design and create the furniture.  She jumps at the chance.  Their business text changed to friendly to flirty to sexy.  She knows her actions are dangerous. She tries to warn Matt but he doesn’t care.  Soon, they are sending each other gifts and pictures.  He comes by her home to look at her furniture and they have sex.  Gabby regrets it and tells Matt they are only friends and it will never happen again.  She goes back to her life with Elliott until she has mood swings.  She goes to the doctor, hoping it’s menopause.  She’s pregnant.  What will she do?

Based on Tempting Fate by Jane Green, this movie will have you laughing, crying, screaming, and getting loads of tea (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  While Gabby makes the ultimate mistake, the movie doesn’t try to paint her as a victim or a villain.  She made a mistake that had a ripple effect of consequences for her family, Matt, and her unborn child.  Her girls start to act out.  Her husband is lost and hurt.  And Matt is left in the dark. Lovers of the book, take ease, this movie falls in line with the book.  And each complex moment is acted with true precision.  In addition, the ending is complicated but it is true for many families.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

We’re not so perfect – Gabby

It’s the perfect hangover remedy – Josephine

So, you’re one of those women who don’t give a damn if you break a nail – Matt

Are you ok? You don’t look so good – Elliott

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My Stepfather’s Secret – Review

My Stepfather’s Secret – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

My Stepfather's Secret

Bailey forgoes a trip to the Grand Canyon for a geology project because her mom just doesn’t have the money.  Instead, Bailey decides to go home and visit her mom, Tina, and her best friend, Fee during her college summer break.  Fee and Bailey want to visit Bailey’s deceased father’s cabin during the break.  Fee wants Bailey to consider inviting her ex-boyfriend Anders but Bailey never wants to see him again.  The moment she walks into the door, Bailey can see Tina has changed.  She is working out and eating vegan.  Confused, Bailey accepts her mom’s changes and agrees to go to a vegan restaurant with her.  During the meal, a man walks up to Bailey and Tina’s table.  Bailey assumes he’s the waiter and puts in a drink order.  Tina laughs and tells Bailey the man his Hugo.  Hugo is a Healthy Living Consultant and they met at the grocery store.  Bailey is unfazed until Tina pulls out a ring.  She and Hugo are engaged.  Hugo wanted to elope but Tina could never do that to Bailey.  However, the two have decided to wed that Saturday.  Bailey tries to be happy until a webcam, a wallet, and “too familiar” hands make her give Hugo the side eye.

One problem with reviewing this movie, you can’t hear it.  The outdoor locations were too loud and the backing track was even louder.  This movie did give you the classic last-minute wedding with a clueless mother but it gave you a bratty teen as well.  Normally, Lifetime movies have one or the other.  In addition, this movie tried to modernize the plot of the crazy stepfather with a blockchain addition.  But you just couldn’t hear it.  With the parts you can hear, this is the only review this site can give.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars

How knew that studying to be a doctor would be so hard – Fee

People change their minds. You of all people should know that – Bailey

Whatever workout weirdo has other things to do – Hugo

He failed us – Tina

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My Boyfriend’s Back: Wedding March 5 – Review

My Boyfriend’s Back: Wedding March 5 – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

My Boyfriend's Back: Wedding March 5

After working at an event planning firm for years, Annalise is ready to venture out on her own.  Annalise Collins Design already has one client and Annalise hopes this wedding will attract investors.  She wants to use Jen and Lucas’s wedding as a part of her portfolio.  She and Jen meet a few years ago and get along great.  Jen is excited to have Annalise designing her wedding at Mick and Olivia’s Inn.  After a polite introduction, Lucas’s best man enters the room.  Low and behold, it’s Annalise’s ex-boyfriend Brad.  Annalise hasn’t seen or spoken to him in 5 years.  She had no idea he was Lucas’s best friend.  Annalise is determined to keep it professional for the sake of the wedding.  But can she keep her promise when 11 more guests, including an investor, RSVP at the last minute?

This movie is very funny by making the most out of uncomfortable situations.  The coffee bit was some of the best comedic timing in Hallmark history.  And the Mick/Olivia/Duke subplot was equally funny.  Mick and Olivia are trying to create a surprise memorable moment for the 25th anniversary of their first date.  And they both ask Duke for his help.  Duke has to help Olivia while keeping Mick in the dark and vice versa.  You feel Duke’s struggle.  For Brad and Annalise, hearing how Mick and Olivia’s love survived heartache will be the guiding force to their reconciliation.  Lovingly, the end is something Wedding March fans have been waiting for since the 1st movie.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

From your lips to the investors’ ears – Annalise

I got a feeling this is going to be a very long wedding – Olivia

It’s just me being me – Duke

It’s easier said than done – Brad

Was that so hard – Mick

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