Monday, August 26, 2013

Hallmark Channel Movie: Signed, Sealed, Delivered


MOVIE REVIEW

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Also Previously Known As: Dead Letters or Lost Letters

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: October 12, 2013

Please Note: *This 2 hour Movie is a pilot for the next primetime series for the Hallmark Channel - by "Touched by an Angel" alum Martha Williamson.

*Click Here for Episode details for the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" TV Series.







CAST:

(Main Cast for Movie & Series)
Eric Mabius ... Oliver
Crystal Lowe ... Rita
Kristin Booth ... Shane
Geoff Gustafson ... Norman
Daphne Zuniga ... Andrea Shmeckle

(Movie Cast)
Ben Hollingsworth ... Charlie
Laci J Mailey ... Kelly
Jarod Joseph ... Cameron
Olivia Cheng ... Newsperson
Geoff Gustafson ... Norman
Carolyn Adair ... Faculty Member
Michasha Armstrong ... Watch Commander
Michael Karl Richards ... Cameron
Michael P. Northey ... Jerry Polevich
Kelly-Ruth Mercier ... Charlie's Neighbor
Victor Ayala ... Barista
Larke Miller ... Eleanor
C. Douglas Quan ... Detective
Samuel Hartley ... Little Boy






PLOT:

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” introduces a dedicated, quartet of civil servants in the Dead Letter Office of the U.S. Postal System who transform themselves into an elite team of lost-mail detectives. Their determination to deliver the seemingly undeliverable takes them out of the post office into an unpredictable world where letters and packages from the past save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but always miraculously on time. The intrepid team is led by the charming and handsome, but idiosyncratic, Oliver (Mabius) who still considers the stamped and mailed letter to be the gold standard of human communication. His hapless team of lost letter experts, free-spirited Rita (Crystal Lowe, “Smallville”) and oddly- intuitive Norman (Geoff Gustafson, “Primeval: New World”), are thrown for a loop when a beautiful, no-nonsense technophile named Shane (Booth) is mistakenly transferred to their inner sanctum. Shane inspires the lovable crew to step up in a risky and unorthodox way, beginning with a chance to clear the name of a wrongfully accused man and reconnect him with the love of his life.




Movie Review:


The Hallmark Channel delivers again!

I have seen this movie and can guarantee this Hallmark Package will be well received by viewers! It's fabulous! I would compare it to the level of a Hallmark Hall of Fame film, due to the wonderful cast and inspirational, heartwarming feel.

The CIA has nothing on this team of “Letter” detectives!

Signed Sealed Delivered is such a clever movie… thought-provoking, soul-searching, and definitely emotionally stirring!

I loved that each character, in this story, was more than one dimensional…

Let me begin with Oliver, portrayed by actor Eric Mabius, who is the leader of the group, at the United States Postal Office, which investigates Lost or Dead Letters. As a man with a certain throw-back era of charm and sophistication, we gradually learn Oliver’s story. His wife has left him, over a year ago, and yet he still holds out hope they will one day reunite. He is a true gentleman, who has made a promise, so he has remained faithful. Oliver takes his job and life, in general, very seriously and feels a higher calling, as a mission to deliver each letter, as it has been intended to be sent.

Shane, portrayed by actress Kristin Booth, is the newest member of this team of investigators. In spite of the name Shane, this character is female. She has been incorrectly sent to work in this dead letter office, and at first, she cannot wait to be sent on to where she was initially assigned. However, while waiting to be transferred, she develops a passion for their mission of finding the recipients of these lost letters, and a fondness for her co-workers Oliver, Rita, and Norman.

So that takes us now to the co-workers, characters Rita and Norman, portrayed by Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson. It’s obvious, from the start, that these two are extremely smart and dedicated to their work, each having a database of facts and information already stored in their minds. I really like Rita. She is intelligent, sweet, a little shy, and she has a retro style, which I love. Norman, also a little shy, is quick with facts and figures, but terribly slow in the department of love and realizing that Rita likes him. Though she makes several attempts at hinting her interest, Norman seems clueless. If I had to classify these two, as they do their letters, I would stereotype them as bookworm / computer nerds, who are far more comfortable with written words, then real-life people and social conversation.

In the end, Shane helped this team, to bend the rules a bit, by using her tech-savvy computer skills, and helping to solve the mystery of their lost letter… all while finding a bit of redemption, herself, with a mysterious letter, of her own.

I truly enjoyed this movie… I laughed, I got misty eyes (at one point), and I felt rather part of the story, trying to guess what would happen next with clues given along the way.

As a person of faith, I was proud that such a gentlemen, like Oliver, was also portrayed as a man of faith, with honor and principle.

I loved the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” Premiere Movie – and I am absolutely looking forward to the upcoming drama series on the Hallmark Channel come Spring, 2014!



See or Skip:

Absolutely See!

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17 comments:

  1. Thank you for adding these new pics for signed sealed delivered. There hasn't been a lot of press for this movie so it's good to see more details. When cedar cove was coming commercials and promos were everywhere. This looks like a really good new show.

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    1. You are right. There hasn't been as much advertising for Signed Sealed Delivered compared to Cedar Cove.

      I am hopeful that Signed Sealed Delivered might just be the next great mystery show... just waiting to be discovered!

      I certainly know - I'll be watching! Hopefully my promo and the fact that it follows the Cedar Cove finale - will bring in lots of viewers!

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    2. I think it's because Signed, Sealed, Delivered is just a movie, while Cedar Cove is a series... more to advertise.

      But now that Signed, Sealed, Delivered has been picked up as a series too, I expect we'll see a lot more!

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  2. Sound interesting. Something my wife and I could both watch.

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  3. Thanks for posting this! It sounds just like my kind of movie/show :D

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    1. You are so welcome, Alex. Hope you had a chance to see it over the weekend! I did and I loved it!

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  4. I really enjoyed watching Signed, Sealed, Delivered last night. A wonderful movie. Can't wait to see it as a full time series next year!

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    1. Me too! I Loved Signed, Sealed, Delivered! I agree, I think it will make a fantastic series! I am in the process of writing up a complete movie review - stay tuned for that!

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  5. Hi, Net, I really enjoyed this movie and like all the others am looking forward to the series as well. What potential for one hour skits and I love Eric Mabius. This was the fourth movie I've seen him in and it's amazing how effortlessly he portrays each character he plays. The entire cast surly complimented each other.

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  6. this is kinda like Dear God (1996)

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  7. Loved this movie! Thanks to you I caught it for the first time last Sunday night. Now I have my DVR set for every Sunday night. Thanks to Hallmark for giving us such great shows!

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  8. The movie was on tonight.Truthfully to be honest with you.I think it ought to be a true story.When does this movie come out on DVD?I will buy it in a heart beat and add it to my collection.

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  9. Random question: Why doesn't Oliver want to call Shane, "Shane"? My daughter and I are trying to remember...

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  10. Why isn't the Signed sealed & delivered movie not on DVD?

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  11. please please please put this movie out either on tv, on demand, online or dvd please hallmark please...asap

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  12. I am also waiting for season 1 to be put on dvd. Can you tell us if and when will they be coming out on dvd!!??

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