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Flirting with Forty (2008)

A divorced mother approaching her 40th birthday falls for a younger man while on vacation.


Mikael Salomon


Julia Dahl (teleplay), Jane Porter (based on the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Locklear ... Jackie Laurens
Robert Buckley ... Kyle Hamilton
Vanessa Williams ... Kristine
Cameron Bancroft ... Daniel Laurens
Sam Duke ... Will Laurens
Anne Hawthorne ... Clare
Chelah Horsdal ... Anne
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Nicole
Jamie Bloch ... Jessica
Ted Whittall ... Dr. Sonnet
Christy Greene Christy Greene ... Melinda
Tracy Trueman ... Sabrina
Katie Westman Katie Westman ... Lisa
James Brennan James Brennan ... Michael
Thomas Meharey Thomas Meharey ... Andrew (as Tommy Meharey)


Jackie Laurens (Heather Locklear) is a recently divorced, 40-year-old and mother of two pre-teen kids who takes a vacation alone to Hawaii where, against her better judgment, she meets and hooks up with a hunky, much younger resident surf instructor named Kyle Hamilton (Robert Buckley). But what began as a one-night stand turns into love as when her vacation is done, she flies to Hawaii every chance she gets to meet with her latest love interest, which soon gets disapproval from her ex-husband, her teenage kids, and even her close friends. As time and the pressure from everyone around her to break it off with Kyle pushes Jackie to her breaking point, it will only take her beau Kyle to teach her how to cope before life passes her by. Written by matt-282

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Boy. Oh boy.....


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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The film got 4 million viewers on its premiere broadcast on Lifetime, making it the 3rd most watched TV-movie of 2008 See more »


When Jackie is having her first surf lesson, Kyle attaches the surfboard cord to her right ankle, but the scenes of her attempting to surf have some shots of the cord on her right ankle and at other times the cord is on her left ankle. See more »

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Rafe Samba
Written by Peter Rafelson
Performed by Peter Rafelson
Courtesy of RM Records
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27 July 2010 | by vuvietdungSee all my reviews

I accidentally turned the TV to star movies and started watching this movie just because I live in Hawaii and I saw Diamond head, which I personally found the only true thing about Oahu in this movie.

This movie must have been written based on a novel of an author who found herself a lot unattractive and rewarded herself with such a fantasy. The main character is too old and her acting sucks. Anyone who still thinks this stupid movie is true, go to Hawaii and you are welcome to stay with me for free if you could find such a surfer on the beach. Oh, and skip the broke ones too, if you're better looking than that cougar, i'm sure you can find a great 6 packed lad with buckets of money too. Come on, we are not 13 year-old teenagers to believe in such things. Get real!

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Release Date:

6 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

39歳からの女性がモテる理由(ワケ) See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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