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The Town That Came A-Courtin' (2014)

Abby, obituary writer turned author, is used to making up quirky, charming characters in her books, but here in Bliss it almost seems like those characters have sprung to life, and Abby is fantasizing about moving right in. The townspeople have set their matchmaking minds in motion and they aren't about to let Abby leave without a little love in her heart.

Director:

David Winning

Writers:

Ronda Rich (book), Sheryl J. Anderson
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Lauren Holly ... Abby Houston
Cameron Bancroft ... Spencer Alexander
Iris Quinn ... Mama
Cameron Grierson ... Steve Marshall
Toby Hargrave ... Walter
Lucie Guest ... Jamie
Kendra Anderson ... Joan
Daniel Boileau ... Michael
Nancy Ebert Nancy Ebert ... Rebecca
Garrett Black ... Deputy Ricky
Angela Moore ... Maggie
Valerie Harper ... Charlotte
Brenda Matthews ... Susan Marie
Lindsay Gibson ... Lorraine
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ... Mayor Phil Jenkins (as Dave Hurtubies)
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Based on the best selling novel by Ronda Rich: Folks around Dexter, Georgia, where Abby Houston grew up, say the obituary-writer-turned-worldwide-bestselling-author is the luckiest woman alive. How else to explain all her good fortune? Her mama, though, has a different take: "Lucky in life," she says, "means unlucky in love." Her mama must be right, because Abby's been getting her heart broken since the sixth grade. But ever since she crossed into Bliss, Mississippi, a heavenly warm feeling has washed right over her. Abby's used to making up quirky, charming characters in her books, but here in Bliss it almost seems like those characters have sprung to life-and Abby is fantasizing about moving right in. And the love affair is mutual. Because the townspeople have set their matchmaking minds in motion, and they aren't about to let Abby leave without a little love in her heart. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes... It takes a village... to spark a romance.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Comme un roman See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Color
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Will please the many romantic comedy fans everywhere!
21 January 2018 | by Amy AdlerSee all my reviews

Abby (Lauren Holly) is a very famous author of romances set in the South. Personally, though, she has been burned in the game of love and resists her mother's constant efforts to find a match for her child. Often, Abby is out on book tours, anyway, so she is away from her parent's influence. Fans flock to her appearances at bookstores and libraries; one male fan in particular, Walter (Toby Hargrave) seems to follow her from stop to stop. But, once Abby steps into small but beautiful Bliss, Mississippi, she is met with more enthusiasm than usual. This is because the whole town thinks she would make a great match for their widowed mayor. Everyone from the bed and breakfast owner (Valerie Harper), to the tallest and the smallest is going to try to encourage Abby to lose her heart. At first, she resists, for she spies a good looking man, Spencer (Cameron Bancroft) in a coffee shop and likes what she sees, even when he steps on her open-toed shoes. Ouch! But, soon, she learns that Spencer IS THE MAYOR and, hey, this matchmaking business may be the right item. However, there are complications with Spencer's children, the town's wannabe belle, Lorraine, and also with Walter. Even with the force of a whole community behind you, will true love run smoothly? This loveable movie has the beauty of Holly, the charm of Bancroft, and the great supporting cast. Also enfused with the lovely scenery, costumes, nice script, and talented direction, what's really a cause for complaint? You won't hear it from the romcom crowd, no indeed!


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