Turning a 6 into a 7
When Amy Myer (Kimberly Williams-Paisley - The Christmas Shoes) was just seven her mum passed away. But before she passed she gave Amy a plan for her life from at what age to do certain things and how many guys she should date before meeting Mr. Right, with that being the seventh guy. Having grown up following her mother's plan, despite her family wanting her to live a little, Amy has become a Seattle lawyer and just finished dating the fifth guy, who ended up cheating on her. But things get messy for her when she meets Daniel McCandles (Brad Rowe - All I Want for Christmas) a handsome businessman who seems to be perfect. Wanting him to be her #7 instead of her number #6 she agrees to go with her friend, bagel shop manager Connor (Patrick Dempsey - Sweet Home Alabama), to a family wedding as his pretend-fiancÃ©e and in doing so he will be #6. But of course she finds herself falling for Peter instead, forcing her to reconsider her mum's plan.
"Lucky 7" is one of those made for TV romantic comedies which tends to surprise people because they don't expect TV movies to not be corny and fake, yes good TV movies do exist, Yet the surprising thing about "Lucky 7" is that it doesn't have the most original of ideas but instead gets by by combining two. So on one side we have Amy who has this plan for her life from how many guys to date before settling down to taking a year off and seeing Europe before going to college, yes the plan came from her mother but it is still a life guided by a plan. Then on the other side there is the whole fake-fiancÃ©e storyline which of course most fans of romantic comedies should know how that tends to end.
I suppose in truth "Lucky 7" succeeds because it has appeal, lots and lots of appeal. That starts with Kimberly Williams-Paisley delivering cute and Patrick Dempsey doing charming nice guy, yes that it is as cliche as the storylines but they are appealing and can sell both the romance and the comedy, from Amy being a bit up tight to Connor being laid back. But we also have a beautiful location which when you watch this movie now might remind you a little of "The Proposal". It seems a bit of a cop out line but "Lucky 7" has that vibe which just makes all the parts click and rise above a storyline which could easily have just been cheesy fun.
What this all boils down to is that "Lucky 7" is a fun romantic comedy which delivers a familiar storyline in an appealing way, which might come as a surprise to those who usually can't stand made for TV movies.