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A New Year's Resolution (2021)

TV-G | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 9 January 2021
When a morning show producer makes a New Year's resolution to say yes more, she crosses paths with a confirmed Yes man who just might hold the key to her biggest story and to her heart.


Lesley Demetriades


Sarah Montana




Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimee Teegarden ... Kelly Leone
Michael Rady ... Tom Malone
Elise Bauman ... AJ
Patricia Isaac ... Lisa Burke
Devon Alexander ... Jackson
Michelle Morgan ... River Tamland
Michael Strickland ... Casey
Adam Hurtig ... Patrick
Melissa Marie Elias ... Sheila (as Melissa Elisa)
Cassandra Potenza ... Associate Producer
Marina Stephenson Kerr ... News Executive
Garth Merkeley ... Barista (as Garth Markeley)
Curtis Moore Curtis Moore ... Glenn
Darren Martens ... Alan
Kaelyn Yoon-MacRae Kaelyn Yoon-MacRae ... Emmie


Kelly Leone, producer at Wake Up Milwaukee, a local morning television talk show, has focused this year on changing what were the declining fortunes of the show - her efforts having paid off - at the expense of spending time with friends. This time has also been at the expense of her longer term goal of a news producer life in a bigger market, like Chicago. As such, on New Year's Eve, she, under pressure from her best friends AJ, Lisa and Jackson, makes the new years resolution to say yes to partake in any social event asked of her, no matter the event, this resolution well outside her comfort zone in generally only doing things in which she is comfortable in a high probability of success. The end date of this resolution is her thirtieth birthday in one month's time. Much to her chagrin, her production team, looking for an extended new years story for the show, decides to follow her on her one month progression on this resolution. This resolution coincides with Kelly meeting Tom ... Written by Huggo

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Patricia Isaac also portrayed a police officer in Republic of Doyle (2010). See more »


Kelly says, "Gong chi fat choy," claiming it is "Happy New Year" in Mandarin. Although her pronunciation sounds closest to the Cantonese "Gong-Hei Fat-Choi," wishing wealth and prosperity, it seems like the Mandarin "Goongxi(e) (respectful congratulations) Faacái (to get rich or prosper)" was intended. Meanwhile, the most common Mandarin phrase for "Happy New Year" is "Xiinnián (New Year) Kuàilè (Happy)." Note: Romanization, without utilizing either the Cantonese or Mandarin pinyin systems, varies. See more »


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Realistic HAE with Lead Chemistry
10 January 2021 | by hrh-dmkSee all my reviews

Hallmark romance movies are pretty hamstrung in their formulae. Heroine comes into or back to a charming (or her childhood) small town for a short period of time, and must get back to her fantastically successful career ASAP. Usually, although the heroine has everything going for her, she is still (or recently) single, and willing to give up said achievements in a heartbeat once she is looked at twice by the recalcitrant hero, who often has less to offer than she does. Hero is set up as an initial adversary for the heroine. Timing between initial meeting & ultimate clinch (usually accompanied by a proposal of marriage after one or possibly two kisses) is lightning fast. It was refreshing to see a Hallmark film that's a little bit different. This one came without gasps of amazement at the lighting of a Christmas tree (Seriously? When was the last time you craned your neck in a crowd, mesmerized at such a commonplace site? Yet Hallmark trots out that lame trope in every winter holiday flick). The lead actors here actually have chemistry. The supporting characters are believable too. No lame gingerbread cookie or house competition here. No community festival that the entire town can't seem to live without. No children or teenagers breathless with anticipation at decorating for the holiday (rather than whining about being taken away from their video games &/or social media for a chore and tradition they care little about). The hero and heroine here actually seem to get along. The conflict between them is credible (since it was pulled from an actual news story). Granted, the male lead seems more that a bit naive in his faith in corporate executives, but his blinders aren't on for long. And the final resolution, although it seems to have skipped a few chapters from breakup to reconciliation, also didn't stretch the imagination too far. And the actor playing the hero sure knows how to act charming.

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English | Mandarin

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9 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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