Miracle at the Parade
Emily Jones (Autumn Reeser) is Chicago born and bred and she loves the place, the old buildings, the little restaurants and most importantly the Thanksgiving Day parade which she helps organize. She also loves her marine biologist boyfriend Brian (Ben Cotton) and believes when he returns from his latest expedition will ask her to marry him. But then enter managerial consultant Henry Williams (Antonio Cupo) who the city has hired to see assess the cost effectiveness of the parade which makes him enemy number one.
Billed as just "Love at the Parade" here in the UK "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade" is a cute, pretty romantic comedy with a good looking cast. It is also an entirely predictable romantic comedy which offers up nothing in the way of originality as it works through the familiar storyline of bickering colleagues who end up falling for each other. Is there anything wrong with that? Nope because it works through this familiar set up and various cliches in a reasonably enjoyable way.
The thing about "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade" is that whilst it doesn't throw any surprises at you when it comes to what happens it has the look. Autumn Reeser as Emily is adorable and with Emily loving vintage clothing looks very stylish which works well with Antonio Cupo who as Henry is handsome and has an almost "Mad Men" look going on with his fondness for suits. Throw in the fact we have a Thanksgiving Day parade as well and it is easy to just sit back and be charmed by this simple, good looking romantic comedy.
What this all boils down to is that "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade" is just another romantic comedy which only works through a familiar set up. But whilst it means it's predictable "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade" is still fun with good casting, good pacing and some good looking scenes to make very easy on the eye and east to watch as well.