Starring: Lauren Alaina and Tyler Hynes
Released: 2021 (Fall Harvest)
Summary: When Callie returns home from her deployment, she finds her hometown has changed. Her high school sweetheart has a new girlfriend, and her family's barbeque restaurant is struggling. When she meets a marooned film director, they both learn how to look forward instead of back and find love in the process.
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What Did You Think Of Lauren Alaina?
Many Hallmark fans were impressed with Lauren Alaina's acting performance, especially considering she's only starred in one other movie (The Road Less Traveled) and competed on Dancing with the Stars.
I didn't care for her as a Hallmark leading lady, but you don't have to agree. First, her real name is Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth, so shortening her professional name to just Lauren Alaina sounds weird.
Second, she's a pretty big girl for a Hallmark main squeeze, so her onscreen presence didn't match the skinny stereotype we're used to seeing. When she hugged "Joe" upon her arrival home, he was too small to be playing opposite of her and looked like a little rag doll in her arms. Since these movies are escapism entertainment, I don't want to watch the same heavy people on Hallmark I can see at Walmart.
She's also too giggly.
Her singing voice doesn't match her speaking voice, but there is no arguing about her obvious vocal talent. She should stick with that. If you loved her hit, Run, you can watch it here: