Love Struck Café (2017)

Love Struck Café (2017)
  • 915
  • TV-G
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: 2017 ()
  • Running time: 84 min
  • Original Title: Love Struck Café
  • Voted: 915

Megan Quinn, an aspiring architect, finds herself faced with multiple tasks. She gets sent to her hometown to try to convince Mrs. Frances Figgins, her childhood mentor, to sell her family's home so that Megan's company can develop her hometown lake into a commercialized entertainment center. Megan also starts and helping out at her family café after her father breaks his leg, all while also dealing with the return of her childhood sweetheart, Joe, who broke her heart.

1Sarah Jane MorrisMegan Quinn
2Andrew W. WalkerJoe Wainright
3Garry ChalkMatt Quinn
4Cassidy NugentLily Wainright
  • An amazing Fall movie: at last! by 8

    We have a Fall Harvest 2017 favorite. Well done Hallmark. Don't get me wrong, this movie is still the formula we all know: girl from the country currently living in a big town has to come back home and runs into ex, yet above average. This one made me remember why I love these movies.

    After the not-so-good movies Hallmark has been delivering I started this without much enthusiasm (Let's be real, Andrew W. Walker was the reason) and I'm glad I watched it.

    I'm not gonna lie: Sarah Jane Morris and Andrew made me feel things, okay? After more than a decade their characters meet again and they start spending time together and reconnecting. Megan also gets to know Joe's daughter Lily who is adorable. All of this, of course, happens during that Fall Festival of that small town.

    Megan had a boyfriend in the movie (and let me tell it's an actor that always plays THAT character we all dislike) and for once i'm glad that he is not the self-centered guy we are used to see. So points for that. Another aspect that surprised me were the flashbacks! I've only seen this element on 2 or 3 movies and they were always one or two but we get to see a few moments of their time together and I loved it!

    The story/plot made sense. The characters were great. And the combination of Andrew, someone we already know, and Sarah, that we don't, was great.

    A must watch.

  • Cute but predictable by 9

    I scored it quite highly for how good it is because it's right up my street. The kind of movie where nothing 'really' bad happens and they are all happy at the end. It warms my heart and makes me smile. It is a hallmark movie, so you either love them or you think they're cringy!

  • Another Hallmark Harvest Fest Dud by 4

    This is the third dud, I believe in as many weeks, in Hallmark's Harvest Fest premieres. This does not bode well for future Hallmark Saturday nights. I only hope they put most of their concentration, quality-wise, into Countdown to Christmas.

    Megan has a yes sir personality and her boss makes a totally unreasonable demand that she bail him out in 3 days for what he couldn't do in who knows how much time. She should have stood up to him and told him so because clearly whether she succeeded or not, she wasn't going to like it there. But she goes home intent to do his will and immediately starts saying yes to virtually everyone who asked for anything, most of which diverted her from her most important task. At times she didn't even seem to care that she had a deadline as she sat around in a waitress outfit chatting with the other waitress. Apparently she didn't even notice that her firms design destroyed the beautiful landscape it was building on. Megan had a good heart but was a total wimp. Basically the entire setup for this story was horrible, even worse than most romance movies which we expect and allow to have some unrealistic aspects.

    Poor Andrew Walker. He was good. He tried to have chemistry with Sarah Morris and did to some degree. I frankly didn't notice whether Morris' acting was any good because I so much disrespected her character.

    Of course the ending is totally unrealistic too, but it would be spoilers to discuss what I hated about it.

  • Textbook Hallmark by 3

    Nothing special at all. Not much to like here other than the reliable Andrew Walker. I am sure he appreciates the paycheck and the work as an actor, but if he is not careful, he is going to be labeled the Crown Prince of Hallmark movies. I mean, how many of these things has he been in? I didn't understand the motivations of the heroine. Completely nonsensical. She is given the assignment to convince an old friend and neighbor to sell her property so her boss can encase a beautiful country lake setting in a concrete monstrosity of a residential development. She knows this is a horrendous idea, yet blithely does her best trying to get the nice lady to sign on the dotted line. Why? because of a vague promise of maybe she can be promoted to an architect? To keep a job with a firm that obviously is the lowest of the low? Why would anyone of any character put up with this? She compromises her integrity and endangers a bucolic picturesque ideal location for a resort. Of course she ends up designing a more suitable project, which her stupid boss (surprise, surprise) just loves. This one was kind of insulting, actually.

  • Best of Fall Harvest 2017 by 8

    As a fan of this genre for reasons I can never fully explain I have enjoy these movies. I think fall harvest 2017 has been below average and dull. This is an exception to that rule.

    This is a good movie not only for halmark, but for TV in general. It has nuance (never a Halmark strong point), heart, and a little drama. While adhering to the halmark formula it hides the ball well enough to give a little suspense. I have to say I did not fully love the ending, too easy and convenient and everyone gets everything, and it really did not have funny or light moments but all and all it was a good movie.

    Hopefully this will be a prelude to a great season of Christmas movies, Halmark, your fans are waiting.

1Ron Stannettcinematographer
2Christopher Nickelcomposer
3Mike Robedirector
4Trevor Mirosheditor
5John Princeproducer
6Robert Tate Millerwriter