Thursday, April 7, 2011
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade - Hallmark Channel Movie
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade
Network: Hallmark Channel
Original Air Date: November 4, 2012
DVD - Yes, It's Available!
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*Scroll Down to the Movie Review section below to read my review of this Movie...
Autumn Reeser ... Emily Jones
Antonio Cupo ... Henry Williams
Ali Liebert ... Jaclyn
Ben Cotton ... Brian
April Telek ... Donna
Barbara Kottmeier ... Gretchen
Callum Seagram Airlie ... Greg
Richard Ian Cox ... Limo Driver
David Hovan ... Giano
Alvin Sanders ... Paul
(This is the official plot from Hallmark. To see my review, please scroll down below images...)
The annual Chicago Thanksgiving Day parade has to cut costs, or it's going to be cancelled this year. When the city brings in consultant Henry Baldwin to analyze the books, he goes to toe to toe with parade manager Emily Rogers who thinks Henry only cares about dollars and cents and doesn't understand how much the parade means to the city. As parade day draws closer, Emily finds herself falling for the enemy while doing her best to make sure this year's production is a huge success.
Chicago native Emily Jones (Autumn Reeser) loves her city, and has dedicated her career to coordinating its beloved Thanksgiving Day parade every year. This year, Emily is hoping for a memorable holiday and anticipating a long-awaited proposal from her long-distance boyfriend Brian (Ben Cotton). Then, the parade director hires a wealthy development consultant, Henry Williams (Antonio Cupo), to analyze the finances of the parade and increase profits. Immediately writing Henry off as a privileged playboy, Emily worries he will ruin the joyful spirit of the parade, not knowing how much it means to the city like she does. As the two are forced to work together to pull off a successful production, Emily is determined to show Henry she’s in charge. But when Emily suffers a sudden setback, she starts to rely on Henry to help her through it, and suddenly realizes she might be falling for him.
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade
“The Best” of Hallmark Channel Movies!
Voted the “It’s a Wonderful Movie” #1 Christmas Movie of 2012!
Emily Jones, a lover of books, old buildings, and vintage clothing... is set on making the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago “the best parade ever”. First, she must find the perfect Santa, who of course, always ends the parade, delighting children and grown-ups, alike... welcoming in the Christmas Season.
Standing in her way, is Henry Williams, a man of modern times, whose job it is to judge the parade and its efficiency for the city. This, of course, causes the two to bump heads as each one represents their side of how the parade should be.
From the start, Henry and Emily begin to think they have each other all figured out. Emily thinks Henry is a Player, who travels from city to city... and Henry thinks Emily is obsessed with the Parade and delusional to think that Brian, her MIA marine biologist boyfriend of 5 years will ever purpose marriage. Luckily for Emily, Henry is instead a true gentleman, and is there for her on her worst day ever... when Brian doesn’t purpose.
As they continue to work together on the Parade, they continue to run into each other - in and out of the office, learning more and more about each other along the way.
One of my favorite scenes is when Emily and Henry meet at the park to watch the Starlight Dancers practice their dancing for the parade. Before the dancers arrive, Henry turns to Emily and asks her if she owns any clothing from this decade. She unfolds then a touching story of her mother.
Just when Emily and Henry start to believe they are falling for each other... Gretchen, Henry’s ex-girlfriend shows up and Emily thinks she has been right about Henry all along. So... when Brian, Emily’s Ex, appears at her office and purposes to her in front of all of her co-workers, including Henry, Emily feels compelled then to accept.
Will they ever figure it all out? Will there actually be a Santa or Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Past secrets will be revealed and you will enjoy every moment along the way until you find out.
This is truly a delightfully witty and remarkably romantic - Hallmark treasure!
There was so much chemistry – sparks flew!
The background music in the movie gave the perfect upbeat tempo to keep scenes floating seamlessly. Terrific casting with the entire cast, including Emily’s best friend Jackie. Henry, handsome and debonair, portrayed by actor, Antonio Cupo, reminded me of a modern day Cary Grant and Emily, stylish and quirky, portrayed by actress, Autumn Reeser, was like a modern day Audrey Hepburn.
In this movie we learn... Everything old is new again and things of the past should not be discarded, but cherished!
The Movie is so Fabulous ... Vintage, Modern, Romantic, Charming, Intriguing, and Captivating... You’ll be swept away!!!
See or Skip:
An Absolutely Must See Movie!
*Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade is Available to purchase on DVD!