Love on the Sidelines (2016) Emily Kinney, John Reardon, Joe Theismann, Ashley Alexander, Luisa D'Oliveira, Elliot Easton, Tommy Europe, Elise Gatien Movie Review

Love on the Sidelines (2016)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Emily Kinney in Love on the Sidelines (2016)

A Very Personal Assistant

Laurel Welk (Emily Kinney) is an aspiring fashion designer, unfortunately being aspiring doesn't pay the bills so when her new flat mate, a personal assistant, sets her up with a job working as a personal assistant she takes it. Unfortunately her first client is injured superstar quarterback Danny Holland (John Reardon - The Christmas Secret), a chauvinistic pig who hates both being injured and having a female assistant. And for Laurel, who knows nothing about American Football, trying to be an assistant to a sports jock is not easy. But as Laurel gets to grips with her new role and Danny realises having Laurel around is not so bad as he first thought things become all the more complicated.

I reckon there is a category of movies which you watch but don't watch, some may say the sort of movie which you put on as background noise whilst you do other things whilst some might say they end up staring at the screen but their mind is elsewhere whilst it is on. I hate to say this but "Love on the Sidelines" is one of those movies you watch but end up not paying full attention to it. And that is partly down to it being familiar, some might say inspired by the big screen movie "Just Wright" which features Queen Latifah and Common.

John Reardon in Love on the Sidelines (2016)

But don't get me wrong as whilst "Love on the Sidelines" is not the most attention grabbing of movies it ticks all of the boxes when it comes to what you expect from a Hallmark movie. In Emily Kinney and John Reardon we have an attractive cast, we have two characters who are chalk n cheese slowly finding they have common ground and that leads to romance after some cute romantic scenes and comedy. It doesn't take a lot of explaining as "Love on the Sidelines" is nothing more than typical but in some ways that is its strength because it delivers what fans of Hallmark movies tend to enjoy.

What this all boils down to is that "Love in the Sidelines" is a pleasant and typical Hallmark movie which works for fans of these easy to watch TV movies. But it is the sort of movie which you could end up putting on but never fully focusing on due to it being pretty typical and nothing else.