Sweet Carolina

2021

Drama / Romance

3
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 922

Synopsis


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September 07, 2021 at 07:39 AM

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Cast

Christine Chatelain as Ellie Gable
Jesse Moss as Jeff Wilder
Donna Benedicto as Molly Mills
Cassidy Nugent as Delilah Gable
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777.36 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
P/S 0 / 18
1.56 GB
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English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
P/S 0 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by atlasmb 7 / 10

Lacey And Tyler Are Strong Leads

The parents of two teens are killed in an auto accident. When the mother's sister comes back to North Carolina for the funeral, she unexpectedly finds that she has been selected by the parents to take custody of the kids. Lacey Chabert plays the part of Josie, the surprised sister, and does a fine job of portraying the strong emotions that attend such drama.

Tyler Hynes plays the part of Cooper, the ex-boyfriend who is unattached and still living in their hometown. The chemistry between them is adequate. But he does an excellent job providing an accent and attitude that make this Canadian production feel like it might actually take place in the U. S. south.

This Hallamark romance follows the usual templates---sometimes annoyingly so. But the acting is good. And the film's music is a cut above.

Reviewed by JoBloTheMovieCritic 6 / 10

Sweet Carolina

6/10 - a little more depressing than your typical Hallmark fare and the main characters' friends/family were the absolute worst, but it was nice to see Lacey Chabert add writing to her credits.

Reviewed by Jackbv123 7 / 10

Slightly disappointed

I looked forward to this for the week or two it was advertised. I am a fan of both leads as well as the actors playing the grandparents. Many years ago, Chabert did a touching movie about a man and woman who each lost their spouse and eventually formed a blended family. The Color of Rain was based on a true story. Despite this movie apparently being fictional, I had hoped for much the same emotional drama.

For me personally, the movie got off to a bad start with the Grandfather, Gregory Harrison, being what I thought was cruel to Josie. At one point, after doing many things to discourage her even more than the loss of her sister and best friend, he says "I love you" and I thought, no you don't - you just want what you want. Perhaps this was realistic, but it turned me against that character. And the overheard remarks contributed to later friction with the kids.

The burnt toast was a stupid attempt to show Josie wasn't a good cook.

Then Josie makes several very poor choices. One regarding the nephew was, to me, absolutely unbelievable. I really can't imagine any parent or guardian ever doing that. She makes a poor choice in her job which also affects the kids. She makes a choice, which I actually thought could have gone either way but flops, with her niece. Yes one of the themes of the story was making mistakes but out of love, yet for me these were poor examples.

Oddly, the movie was totally devoid of Josie having to enforce discipline which naturally results in resentment by the kids. This is where you would expect such problems in this type of situation. It was like the kids were perfect and Josie the bad girl.

The whole business with her job was unrealistic, but then Hallmark isn't known for realistic. Actually, her boss was incredibly generous to her.

There's one scene, which appeared in all the previews, of the family enjoying time together in the kitchen, but I wanted more of that.

I wouldn't call this a romance movie. Chabert and Tyler Hynes had definite chemistry. (I would think it hard for anyone not to have good chemistry with Chabert.) But the story was more about the family. Cooper's role was more to encourage Josie than to generate romance. As a result, the last scene felt like a tack on rather than flowing out of the story.

Perhaps I never got over my sour feelings about the Grandfather. The movie generated some positive feelings, but not as much as I hoped. With a new movie almost every week on Hallmark, they tend to run together. This was a different story, but I really wanted something that stood out more and brought me back in the future to watch over and over.

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