Chabert Cooks Up Some Cute Comedy
Jenny (Lacey Chabert - The Sweetest Christmas) is very good at her job as a caterer, the trouble is that she finds herself catering for the engagement part of one her old school friends who has done well for her self. It brings to the fore Jenny's stalled relationship to career minded Daryl (Greyston Holt - A Very Country Christmas) who Jenny decides to call time on when she realises they are not on the same page romantically. But Jenny is then served a curve ball when she learns that she has he inherited half of an old house in Bucks County with Brian (Brennan Elliott - Christmas Encore), a Wall Street trader, inheriting the other half and who only wants to sell the property. Jenny convinces Brian to let her fix the place up as a B&B and in doing so the two of them, despite initially not getting on, end up falling in love. But of course things are not plain sailing especially with Daryl still interested in Jenny.
Some say that we are all descended from the same female ancestor; you could say something similar about Hallmark movies as they trade on the same storyline. Okay that is a bit harsh but after watching the Hallmark movie "All of My Heart" I couldn't help but think how many times I had watched similar Hallmark movies where we have a chalk n cheese pairing ending up romantically involved only for the former boyfriend to show up and throw a spanner in the works. That is not the only familiarity you will find in "All of My Heart" as there is also Edward Asner as Vern, the mischievous local full of sage wisdom and so on. I suppose what I am getting at is that "All of My Heart" is simply new skin on old bones.
But once again I find myself in the position where whilst "All of My Heart" is predictable from start to finish it is fun enough with that familiar storyline nicely worked with the requisite moments of comedy and romance. It also features Lacey Chabert who has this air of likeability about her which means that even though her character is simplistically written it is easy to be charmed by her. Brennan Elliott as Brian also has something quite likeable about him whilst having to play the moody one early on.
What this all boils down to is that "All of My Heart" is as I said just new skin on old bones and it is not just new skin as with scenes of a paint fight there is some old skin in there as well. But for those who like easy to watch romantic comedies with an appealing cast then this will entertain especially with Lacey Chabert in another cute and charming role.