This Time Around (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 June 2003 (USA)
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Where the plan is too make Drew fall in love with her and she is to dump him and make feel the same torment that he put her through but things go awry when Mel really falls in love with him



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Stars: Ian Andrew, Nad├Ęge August, Abraham Benrubi


Credited cast:
Melissa 'Mel' Rochester
Drew Hesler (as Brian A. Green)
Gabby Castellani
Cara Cabot
Mary Ann McNally
Jeff Blue (as Adam Reid)
Mallory Margel ...
Young Melissa 'Missy' Rochester
Gage Knox ...
Young Gabby Castellani
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We all wish we could change the past. For Mel that day has come. In junior high, Mel and Gabby were the biggest geeks. Of course, Mel had a crush on the most popular guy, Drew Hesler. When word spreads of Mel's crush, he plays a cruel joke on her pretending to be interested, only to turn her down in front of the entire school. Eleven years later, our ugly ducklings are now swans and Mel is a PR executive. When Mel is assigned to handle the publicity for a new restaurant, she is shocked to discover that the owner is a handsome young entrepreneur named Drew Hesler. Written by Will N.

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Never break a girl's heart unless you're sure you're done with it. See more »


Comedy | Romance





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22 June 2003 (USA)  »

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The scene where Mel is riding the subway and she is told by Gabby to "get off the L line" and proceeds to run off the car was filmed in Keele Station in Toronto. See more »


References Father of the Bride (1991) See more »

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Very Cute Romantic Comedy
27 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of romantic comedies and when I saw this movie on family channel I instantly loved it.This is not your average romance story but it's filled with humor , love and revenge. Brian Austin Green from Beverly Hills 90210 and Carly Pope made an adorable couple and Sara Rue was funny and brilliant.Once in our lives we dream of going back and changing the past for Melissa Rochester (Pope) that time is now. Back in junior high Mel (Margel)& her best friend Gabby Castellani (MacIssac) were the biggest nerds, she had a huge crush on Drew Hesler (Knox) the school hunk and total jock. When word gets out of her secret crush he plays a cruel and hurtful joke by pretending to be interested only to turn her down and humiliate her in front of the entire school. 11 years later the two girls have transformed into beautiful women, Mel is a PR executive and Gabby (Rue) is a department store clerk. When she's given the task of handling the publicity for a new restaurant she's shocked to discover that the owner is Drew Hesler (Green) her former bully. Gabby comes up with a plan to have him fall in love with Mel and then break his heart just like he did to her. The situation is further complicated when Mel actually falls in love with him.This film totally rocks and in my book it's an adorable romantic comedy 8/10

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