Jessica's in for the Chase
Jessica (Nikki Deloach - A Dream of Christmas) never left Parker Falls, ending up a single parent and running the diner which her grandfather built, although things are not going as well as they could due to competition opening up on the highway. Things are very different for her former high school boyfriend, Chase (Andrew W. Walker - A Bride for Christmas), as he left town and became a famous pro baseball player. But things get interesting when Chase returns to Parker Falls to lay low as no one has picked up his contract due to his ego. Whilst there he not only bonds with Jessica's son Wesley (Chance Hurstfield), who could do with a little bit of baseball coaching, but finds himself falling in love with Jessica all over again.
Yes "The Perfect Catch" is one of those Hallmark movies which write themselves; in this case the big sports star returns to his hometown where he finds himself falling in love with his former high school sweetheart again, of course the sweetheart is a single mum and so there is a kid to bond with. All of which builds up to the inevitable point where Chase gets the career offer and he has a decision to make. In fact "The Perfect Catch" is so typical of a Hallmark movie we also have Jessica dating an insurance salesman who is clearly not the right guy for her.
But like the best Hallmark movies "The Perfect Catch" has that atmosphere which draws you in and keeps you watching and smiling. That comes partly from the music which plays in the background but most importantly it is also the right casting. Nikki Deloach and Andrew W. Walker bring warmth, charm and wholesomeness to their characters and have some fun chemistry going on. Is that chemistry romantic? To be honest it isn't but you get a sense of friendship and even history which works better as there is a naturalness to the way they interact.
What this all boils down to is that "The Perfect Catch" is just a really nice reworking of what is very much a classic Hallmark movie. And that comes down to it having the right easy to watch, playful vibe.
Tags: Baseball Movies