Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Birthday Wish - a Hallmark Channel Original Movie starring Jessy Schram & Luke Macfarlane!


Movie: The Birthday Wish

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: January 21, 2017


Jessy Schram ... Gwen Turner
Luke Macfarlane ... Dave McKinley
David Lewis ...
Mark Brandon ...


Stryline via Hallmark: Gwen Turner, a young TV commercial director who plans every detail of her life, hopes her boyfriend, Alex Stone, will finally propose and fulfill her goal of being engaged by the time she's thirty. Gwen meets Dave McKinley, a charming commercial director with a spontaneous approach to life, when an upscale ad agency pairs them to work together. When Alex does not propose, a disappointed Gwen makes a birthday wish: to see what her life will look like in ten years. The next morning, her wish miraculously comes true when she sees a vision of her future in which she is a happily married mom. But to her surprise, the man she's married to in her vision is Dave, not Alex.

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Photo Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman


  1. This does look cute! I love movies with alternate reality sequences, the "what ifs"....

  2. I like those alternative realities too

  3. Sherry In CaliforniaTuesday, January 17, 2017

    I'm another one who likes the alternate reality and/or glimpse-into-the-future and/or go-back-in-time-to-right-a-wrong stories.

  4. Is it released? If not when?

    1. "The Birthday Wish" will first premiere on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday January 21, 2017.

      I will be sure to post it in the HALLMARK MOVIES ON DVD from A to Z page, if it becomes available on DVD.

      Sometimes, they can be released quickly, or other times it may take some time, even a year or more. Just depends.

      Thank you for commenting, Anonymous.

  5. Lovely movie to watch with your better half. Love the dog, Max. Was Max a Sarplaninec breed? Big shephard's dog

    1. Awww, that is so sweet!!! Hope someone can answer your question as far as dog breed.

      Glad to hear - you liked this movie! ;)

    2. I think the dog is a Leonberger. It could have been one of Morgan Williams' dogs. I know she does a lot of movies, Broadway shows and fashion shows.

  6. Great movie.To me this was the best one of the winterfest 2017 movies. Loved Luke in Mistletoe Promise and he was just as good in this on. Jessy was great also. Hope to see them in more Hallmark movies

    1. Thank you for sharing, Tabitha! I thought they made a cute match, too. Was so nice to see Jessy Schram again! She was so wonderful in "Harvest Moon," and I so agree, Tabitha... Luke was great in "Mistletoe Promise!"

      So glad you liked them together in "The Birthday Wish!"

    2. Agreed, Tabitha. Luke was great in "Mistletoe Promise" and in everything he's in. :) Truly, a great actor. And Jessy was perfect for the role in this movie; she has great talent as well. I too hope Hallmark uses these two fantastic actors in more of their movies! (Please, Hallmark!)
      This movie definitely shined! One of the better Hallmark movies!

  7. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED! This movie was perfect for a Saturday night. :)

    Jessy Schram and Luke Macfarlane are terrific actors apart, but together? Perfect! Their chemistry was top-notch!
    Sweet, fun story and so comical. I haven't laughed that much in a Hallmark movie in a long time, and "I dearly love to laugh!"
    I always like to know what happens after the "happily ever after" so I was pleased that this movie did a "one year later." And I was even more pleased to see a "ten years later." Seeing the ten years later was a perfect end because we were able to see her wish come full circle. I love knowing how things end up for the characters in the future.

    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this little gem. It is one of my favorite Hallmarks! Very good! I will enjoy it for years to come!

    I also hope that Hallmark continues to utilize Luke and Jessy with their phenomenal talent!

  8. Loved this one so much I can't wait for the next replay. The Birthday Wish was by far the best of Winterfest! They saved the best for last!

  9. Can anyone tell me what resort the shots at night are from? Looks beautiful, I was thinking Whistler?

    1. The building was Swaneset Resort in Pitt Meadows. The snow and cabins etc. were not.

  10. This was soooo cute! One of the really good ones in Hallmark. It's well made- nice story line, funny, great acting, wonderful chemistry! Definitely the best out of Winterfest lineups!

  11. I was trying to find out myself but I'm almost positive it's a Leonberger. I have one and that dog looks like a typical male.

  12. Love the blue dress Jessy wore to dinner. Where could a person purchase this item?


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