Friday, May 21, 2010
Con-woman Diana McQueen (Daphne Zuniga) decides to skip out of town and leave her boss, Tom Rourke (Greg Evigan) behind. To avoid the conflict that would result by her quick disappearance, she switches places with a dying friend, who had planned on becoming a man's mail-order bride. Seeing that this is her only chance to escape, she takes on the role and lies to the unsuspecting frontiersman (Cameron Bancroft).
Mail Order Bride ranked as the network’s most-watched November non-holiday original movie ever. The movie scored a 2.2 household rating, delivered nearly 1.9 million homes, 2.5 million total viewers and 3.9 million unduplicated viewers. It also ranked as the second-highest-rated cable movie of the day and fourth-highest-rated movie of the week. This performance boosted Hallmark Channel to rank #2 in Prime Time for the day, and #10 for the week.(2008)
(This info from wikipedia).
Parental concerns: There’s a few cuss words and some violence. There’s a couple of scenes in a saloon, so there’s drinking and smoking. Other than that, it’s fine.
I had never heard of this movie, but saw it while browsing in the library, so I figured I’d give it a shot. The acting is at times just awful, and very corny. I can say the same thing about some of my favorite movies, though. There seemed to be more action than romance. While this did not turn out to be a favorite of mine, it is an entertaining movie for a rainy day. Just don’t expect too much out of it.