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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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The William Shakespeare line that Kelly Leone quotes before doing the New Year's plunge came from the play "Twelfth Night," whose name is a term for the Epiphany, which takes place on January 6. See more »


In early shots of Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee on Christmas Eve, the lake is shown as being frozen. Later, at the New Year's Day Splash event, the lake is absent any ice or frozen areas. See more »


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What an Absolute Pleasure !
10 January 2021 | by omijerSee all my reviews

After what feels like months of watching Hallmark holiday movies that have one common plot and a series of attractive leading actors going through the same stories, along comes this mature, sensitive, and truly original movie! Hats off to the writers, producers, and actors who offered tired viewers a stimulating, intelligent story with interesting, well-developed characters.

Both leading actors are excellent in their roles. Both are truly gifted actors. Aimee Teagarden as the busy tv producer who needs a life change is delightful to watch. Her emotions are real, they are displayed with all the vulnerability, caution, and, yes, moxie that a woman of her profession might possess.

Michael Rady is a guaranteed pleaser! He is an actor. He knows his craft. He has a style that is consistent in each of his films. His facial expressions are spot on. He has a wry little smile that is captivating. And he knows how to act! He is not just another handsome fellow in a familiar plot.

The story presents many challenges for both leads. Life changes, professional ethics to face and deal with, and love. Love is what has eluded these two really intelligent people. and they move towards it with caution, with maturity and with great charm.

It is wonderful to see them find resolution to their individual and mutual problems. And to see a Hallmark film that transcends a hometown reunion, a Christmas parade that needs to be rescued and a big city successful woman returning to her roots for love.

This movie does away with all of that and lets us see much more mature and realistic side of life. Thank you, thank you, writers and producers of this movie.

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9 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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New Year, New Me See more »

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