(Information from IMDB)
Date Aired: September 24, 2017
Director: Peter DeLuise
Writer: Phoef Sutton
Starring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Wendie Malick, Tom Cavanagh, and more.
Synopsis: Claire Darrow is a single mom and a lawyer, who always wants to do right. When a close friend is convicted of stealing from an expensive jewelry store, it’s up to Claire to bring justice.
I discovered that Amazon Video offers a subscription to the “Hallmark Movies Now” package. I was on that! I have always enjoyed Hallmark movies. I grew up on the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” and still find myself in love with the sweet and syrupy nature of their particular brand. They have started doing a lot of Cozy Mystery type of movies in their brand. One of these is the movie mentioned above, “Darrow & Darrow.”
The cast are some of my favorite people to watch. I have enjoyed the two main actresses in other roles, predominately comedic roles. Wendie Malick, I have watched in “Hot in Cleveland” and “Just Shoot Me.” I have a lot of love for her and she does not disappoint here either. She keeps the air of being a sophisticated woman the entire film, but she is able to also make it believable that she lost everything. It creates a wonderful dynamic with the main character played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley. I watched her in “According to Jim.” Here she is taking a slightly more serious role, but not much. She acts well off the rest of the cast. Tom Cavanagh plays the romantic lead and has immediate bumbling chemistry with the Williams-Paisley character. It was cute to watch. I found myself literally laughing to the point my partner came in and said, “it is nice to hear you giggling at a movie!” That is the power of a good Hallmark movie.
The plot does not involve a murder. The film instead focuses on someone that has stolen jewels from a jewelry store. It moves forward in a slow, but appropriate manner for a cozy-type of mystery. I have to be honest, I did not figure out the who and whys of this particular movie. I think this is because I was so entrenched on just enjoying it. I was just enamored the light-hearted and romantic parts of the film. This film felt like a sweet cup of hot cocoa on a winters day. It was just delicious in so many ways. It even felt like it had marshmallows in it, just the way I like it! I found myself immersed into all the different aspects of the film. I didn’t find myself wanting for anything from this, which is nice. I often do want a film to provide something more, but here I was pleased because it hit every single note that I wanted it to. There were key family moments for the Malick and Williams-Paisley characters. There were moments with the accussed that made him likable. There was a daughter character that added to the tension between the female leads that was enjoyable. Seriously, can you tell I mean EVERYTHING was good for me. I forgot I could enjoy a film this much.
When a movie is as wholesome as this film, as a viewer, I don’t need a lot. I just want something entertaining, engaging, and able to keep me immersed for the time I am watching. “Darrow & Darrow” did that, which is why I went immediately into the next movie. That review will come next month!