Movie: A Christmas Detour
Previously titled: A Christmas to Remember and On Time for Christmas
Network: Hallmark Channel
Original Air Date: November 28, 2015
Following the success of Moonlight & Mistletoe, Let It Snow, and Christmas Under Wraps, this is Candace Cameron Bure's 4th Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie!
If you enjoyed seeing actor Paul Greene star opposite of Danica McKellar in Perfect Match, then you'll like him this Christmas starring with Candace Cameron Bure in "A Christmas Detour"!
When Calls the Heart fans will also recognize "Charles"... actor Marcus Rosner, in "A Christmas Detour". He portrays Candace's fiancée, Jack! (Now isn't that an interesting name, WCTH fans?)
Candace Cameron Bure ... Paige Summerland
Paul Greene ... Dylan MacKenzie
Sarah Strange ... Maxine Harper
David Lewis ... Frank Harper
Marcus Rosner ... Jack Collins
Barbara Niven ... Susan Collins
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... Bryce
Mark Brandon ... Weatherman
Mackenzie Mowat ... Cynthia
Andrea Ware ... Airline Representative
Nelson Wong ... Airline Attendant
Edwin Perez ... Hotel Clerk
Alisson Amigo ... Young Woman
Ingrid Tesch ... Tina
This heartwarming holiday comedy tells the story of a young relationship advice columnist who learns a surprising lesson about love when her holiday flight to New York takes an unexpected detour.
With Christmas only a few days away, Paige Summerland (Bure), a Los Angeles magazine writer specializing in relationship advice, boards an eastbound flight to spend the holiday with her fiancé, Jack (Rosner), meet his parents for the first time and plan her upcoming “dream wedding.” Paige’s enthusiasm turns to panic when a massive snowstorm detours her flight and she meets - and locks horns with - Dylan (Greene), a cynical bar manager who has lost his faith in love. When it looks like all hope of arriving in New York for Christmas is lost, Dylan surprises Paige by renting an SUV and offering her a ride. Reluctantly, Paige braves the snowy road trip with Dylan, joined by Frank and Maxine Harper (Lewis and Strange), an older couple whose 20-year marriage has lost its spark. Along the journey, feelings start to develop between Paige and Dylan. Now, as the young bride-to-be scrambles to make it to New York for Christmas, she begins to wonder if she’s marrying the right man and just might learn a surprising lesson about love.
Hallmark Channel’s “A Christmas Detour” starring Candace Cameron Bure and Paul Greene will take you on an unexpected ride of adventure, friendship, and love!
Meticulous magazine writer Paige Summerland (Candace Cameron Bure) thinks she has her life completely mapped out, as she boards her plane with her vision board in hand, with her intended destination to be with her fiancée and his parents for Christmas. But when bad weather cancels her flight mid-air, Paige's life takes an unexpected detour upon meeting another passenger, Dylan MacKenzie (Paul Greene), a free-sprit who is mysteriously reluctant on going home for Christmas, and a friendly couple, Frank and Maxine, who have been married for years and are visiting their daughter for Christmas.
When Paige finds out there are no means of travel, she shares her disappointment with fellow travelers, Frank and Maxine. Even with every form of public transportation closed, Paige becomes even more determined, yet helpless to find a way.
In the meantime, Dylan just may have a plan to get them all to their destination on time. Frank and Maxine are game, but it might take a bit more convincing to get the always in control Paige to go along for the ride.
Candace Cameron Bure ("Let it Snow", "Just the Way You Are") is ideally cast as the straight laced romantic optimist Paige Summerland who is certain that finding love is as simple as checking off a grocery list.
Paul Greene ("Perfect Match") is terrific as Dylan MacKenzie, who is not as optimistic about love, but has a lighthearted easy-going spirit.
David Lewis ("For Better or for Worse") and Sarah Strange ("Garage Sale Mystery") are perfect as Frank and Maxine Harper, the comical couple who re-kindle their love and have a great on-screen connection. Loved them!
Barbara Niven ("Cedar Cove", "Murder She Baked") was fantastic as the rich, snooty Susan Collins, the Mother-in-Law to be, who is obviously not taken by the idea of her beloved son, Jack (Marcus Rosner, "When Calls the Heart"), marrying Paige Summerland.
All in all, "A Christmas Detour" was a fun film about unanticipated events and chance happenings, that all come together in the end... where each character finds the place they were meant to be!
So, buckle up and come along - I truly think you will enjoy the journey!
See or Skip:
See! Fun, family film.
As I said above... "A Christmas Detour" will take you on an unexpected ride of adventure, friendship, and love!
*Photo Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Marcel Williams
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|Candace Cameron Bure and Paul Greene |
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