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Rory Gilmore is growing up.
That may be hard for "Gilmore Girls" devotees to deal with, especially since the mother-daughter drama remains evident in repeats on both ABC Family and SoapNet, but Alexis Bledel is offering confirmation that time marches on. Seen last year in several episodes of AMC's acclaimed "Mad Men," the former Rory returns to television in ABC's new Hallmark Hall of Fame drama "Remember Sunday," airing Sunday, April 21.
The New Orleans-set tale casts the actress as lovelorn waitress Molly, who wants to be a florist and becomes interested in jewelry store clerk Gus (portrayed by television's former "Chuck," Zachary Levi).
However, she remains a virtual stranger to him since he can't recall what happened the day before, the result of a brain aneurysm. She begins to take his forgetfulness personally until she learns the reason, then commits herself -- temporarily, at least -- to renewing their relationship »
This Sunday, ABC will air Hallmark Hall of Fame's Remember Sunday, a new TV movie starring Zachary Levi and Alexis Bledel. But you should be warned that save for the title (and an inherent wholesomeness), Remember Sunday is not your average Hallmark movie.
Written by Oscar-winning Rain Man screenwriter Barry Morrow, Remember Sunday feels totally contemporary as it chronicles the blossoming and wilting relationship between free-spirit Molly and Gus, a handsome jeweler with a big secret: an accident rendered him incapable of forming new memories. So Gus is forced to rely on some frustratingly unreliable means to keep Molly fresh in his mind. ETonline caught up with Alexis and Zachary at last night's premiere for a quick round of Five Questions!
ETonline: Alexis, what attracted you to this character?
Alexis Bledel: I really cared about what happened to the characters, and that's rare with any script. I instantly felt a connection to Molly and was »
In entertainment terms, the absence of short-term memory clearly has multiple uses, from the Nolan brothers’ twisty “Memento” to the Adam Sandler comedy “50 First Dates” to now “Remember Sunday,” a Hallmark Hall of Fame romance built around a similar (if more shamelessly romantic) premise. Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) plays a man who becomes a virtual blank slate every morning — the burning question being whether his condition will be an impediment to a relationship with the winsome Molly (Alexis Bleidel). Thanks almost entirely to the leads, it works on an emotional level, if only for those willing to short-circuit their brains.
At its core, the movie (written by Barry Morrow from a story by producer Michael Kase, and nicely directed Jeff Bleckner) probes a familiar romantic conundrum: Is it possible for love, that intangible bond Hallmark has built a greeting-card empire upon, to overcome the hurdles and cruel breaks life can throw its way? »
- Brian Lowry
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