Delivering Old Letters and Stirring Up New Emotions
Valentine's Day is coming and unsurprisingly the US Postal Service is bustling as they deal with the increased number of cards coming through their sorting rooms. It is no different for Oliver (Eric Mabius - A Christmas Wedding) and the team in the DLO as they make sure those undelivered cards and love letters reach their intended destination. But Oliver finds himself confronted with a letter from his own past whilst Rita (Crystal Lowe - Christmas at Holly Lodge) and Norman (Geoff Gustafson - Finding Mrs. Claus) come across a much older letter which could have major repercussions for a prominent official now. But with it being Valentine's Day there is love in the air as Rita tries to make Shane (Kristin Booth - Banner 4th of July) see that she and Oliver are perfect for each other.
They say a good singer could sing the telephone directory and make it sound good, well for me the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movies are the equivalent of a good singer as they make the seemingly random come good. That is in truth what is going on in "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart" as it has a lot of things going on from Rita and Norman's first Valentine's Day together as a couple, Shane being single, an old letter from Oliver's past and an even older letter to deal with. You wonder how all these different things can come together but miraculously they do and in many ways by being so varied it keeps "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart" entertaining yet also touching.
But the real reason why "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart" works is down to being light hearted fun, the lovable characters and the chemistry which the actors have. The way Shane and Oliver spark off of each other never grows boring and with the sweet naivety of Norman and Rita it has a cute level of innocent fun. When Rita tries to push Shane in to seeing that her and Oliver are perfect for each other there is almost something high school and uncomplicated about it, that level of innocence of a friend telling another what is obvious, and it makes you smile. That is what you can count on with these "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movies; they make you smile... a lot.
What this all boils down to is that "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart" delivers exactly the same level of entertainment that the previous "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movies have delivered which means plenty of light hearted fun and seemingly random stories coming together in an uncomplicated yet charming way.