Always and Forever -
starring Dean McDermott, Barbara Eden, and Rena Sofer.
Network: Hallmark Channel
Original Air Date: October 24, 2009
Rena Sofer ... Grace Holland (nee Anderson)
Dean McDermott ... Micheal
Barbara Eden ... Mary Anderson
Colton Haynes ... Scott Holland (Grace's Son)
Rob Boltin ... Phillip Walsh
Jonathan Chase ... James
David Lascher ... Gabe
Katie Walder ... Lindsay
Hillary Tuck ... Rachel
When a pair of high school sweethearts who ended up living happily never after bump into each other at the most dreaded of social gatherings the high school reunion they each begin to wonder if it's not too late to recapture what they once had in "Always and Forever," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie.
This film reminds us that Shakespeare had it right all along: The courses of true love never did run smooth.
A pair of high school sweethearts, Grace (Rena Sofer) and Micheal (Dean Mcdermott), are reunited at a school reunion twenty years after they parted ways to go to college. They soon realize that their love has survived the years, but their renewed affection is complicated by Philip (Rob Boltin), Grace's current boyfriend, and the meddling of Grace's mother (Barbara Eden). In the end, however, their love is realized.
This is a very sweet high school reunion movie. It's very decent, with no language, sex, or violence. It's about rediscovering a love lost many years ago and rediscovering what is the most important thing in life - not work, but love - and sacrificing one's career for it.
This movie was a lot like the other Hallmark Movie - Back to You & Me, starring Dale Midkiff (Love Comes Softly) and Lisa Hartman Black (Clint Black's wife).
Reuniting, after many years of seperation, Michael and Grace, unexpectedly fall back in love. Another sweet addition to this story was the fact that Michael and Grace's assistants meet and fall in love, as well. They are so cute together and excited about being in love!
Also, Michael's happily married, sister, Rachel (Hillary Tuck, The Mom Swap) and brother-n-law, Gabe, (David Lascher, Blossom) give great love and dating advice. Rachel is expecting throughout the movie and is so adorable... always bubbly and sweet, with her pretty and perky curly red hair.
Even though, Michael and Grace try hard to stay focused on their work and their seperate futures after the reunion is over and the job that brought Michael home is over... they soon learn they cannot deny or resist their love for one another any more. It's a very sweet love story.
See or Skip:
See... it's predictable, yet sweet!