There is nothing new at all in this Hallmark movie, yet it is still likable. This movie mixes a number of typical Hallmark rom-com cliches. It has the main character who lives with her sister because she can't seem to hold a job or find a successful relationship. It has the nanny who the kids hate at first but end up loving. It has the single dad who works too much and never has time for the kids. It has the workplace girlfriend who isn't quite right.
For me, the odd twist is that the main character does not seem very likable at first but ends up being just right. Poppy starts out seeming like an annoying, immature woman can't get her act together. In the first few scenes, we see her quitting or losing jobs because she is no good at them. There isn't much indication that she has any formal education or experience. Finally she gets a job as a nanny for a widowed father of two who is an acquaintance of her sister. He is a successful app developer who works too many hours. Apparently he has been through a string of nannies who have quit but we don't see any of them and there never really ends up being much indication of why they might have quit because the kids don't seem all that bad. In any case, even though the two main characters shouldn't have any interest in each other, you can see the chemistry from the minute she walks in the door. They seem like a natural couple from their first meeting. I think this is what saves the movie. As it moves along through the usual scenes for this kind of movie, the chemistry continues and is mostly tastefully done. It isn't really kept a secret as almost everyone in the movie seems to suggest or hope that the two should get together. Of course it only happens at the end, but somehow it all works out.
If you are looking for a nice movie with all of the Hallmark elements, this is a pretty good choice. You will not come away feeling that you have seen anything revolutionary or fresh, but you will feel pretty good about the movie.
I saw this movie about two years ago and liked it. It was not available for purchase until a year to a year and a half ago. I looked it up a month ago and saw that it was available to purchase now so I did. I watched it again and liked it as much as I did before.
Ashley Williams always projects a dertermined and happy person.. I love her movies because I know they are going to be upbeat..She did a wonderful job along with the other actors. I enjoyed the movie very much an especially the costumes they made..
Purchased this for one of my aunts as she does not like shopping online. I have also seen this movie, it is good, cheesy but good. Sometimes you need a good cheesy movie in your life. I might purchase for myself. My aunt said that the DVD is perfect.