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A Kiss at Midnight (2008)

They say the cobbler's children go barefoot, but must the matchmaker's children go motherless? After their widower father moves to a new town and sets up a computerized matchmaking business... See full summary »

Director:

Bradford May

Writer:

Anna Sandor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Faith Ford ... Susan Flowers
Cameron Daddo ... Josh Sherman
Hal Linden ... Arthur Wright
Dyan Cannon ... Kay Flowers
Kim Rhodes ... Maureen O'Connor
Jadin Gould ... Cassie Sherman
Abigail Mavity ... Jennifer Sherman
Lorna Scott ... Carla Walsh
Kandiss Edmundson ... Elizabeth
Sean Whalen ... Frank O'Malley
Muse Watson ... Ben Wiatt
David Storrs ... Balding Man
Lauren Rose Lewis ... Beautiful Woman
Gloria Gifford ... Miss Molly
Bess Meisler Bess Meisler ... Mrs. Moskovitz
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They say the cobbler's children go barefoot, but must the matchmaker's children go motherless? After their widower father moves to a new town and sets up a computerized matchmaking business, two girls set out to find a stepmother. They create a dating application in the company computer for him. Then they cull through all new women applicants to hand pick the perfect woman for him and force the computer to match them. They don't know the woman they picked is the proprietor of the old-fashioned matchmaking service in town who is planning to prove the computer matching is incompetent. Written by Anonymous

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Rival matchmakers--but now they're outmatched.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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When Josh Sherman's two daughters are looking for his match online, the profile sheet misspells "Occupation" as "Occupaion". See more »

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Old style vs tech matchmaking
20 October 2020 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

I thought this approach was a little bit on the different side. First with the leads coming from different approaches to matchmaking and then throw in the kids' involvement. Certainly there are many movies out there where the child or children of one lead somehow bring the couple together, but in this case, they really get hands on andscreen the profiles themselves and conspire with their choice.

A hidden secret or lie is a common plot device, but in this movie it's handled a little differently both in how it creates the conflict and how it's revealed. I'm not sure how you can say that the climax is predictable. Certainly the result is what you always expect from Levinson and Hallmark, but I don't see how you could have predicted the climatic crisis. Then things wrap up pretty quickly. This movie resists tying up every little detail, which is refreshing, but maybe that's more how they did things a decade ago.

Faith Ford creates a likeable Susan. The period of bliss is short before the conflict so there was some chemistry with Cameron Daddo but not enough in my book. My take on the reason there was not enough is because Susan and Josh's story was diluted by Susan's mom's story which saps screen time from the main event. The movie had two well known veteran stars in Hal Linden and Dyan Cannon and it had to use them.

Completely side note: the older daughter haunted me many times from certain angles, shades of Maisie Williams .


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USA

Language:

English

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December 2008 (USA) See more »

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