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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.

Genres:

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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Not terrible, but predictable
30 December 2016 | by mdkitchSee all my reviews

This was an easy movie to watch while multi-tasking. I don't usually watch these Hallmark Channel type movies, but made an exception for this one because it was set in fictional Bliss, Mississippi, my home state. So I am pretty critical about the fake Southern accents. Do movie and TV people realize that no Southerner of my generation or younger drops their r's anymore? They apparently listen to audio of Eudora Welty or Shelby Foote and think that's how we still speak here. Unfortunately, we don't. The town, especially the B&B, featured in the movie was beautiful, but there are no towns or buildings in Mississippi that even remotely look like them. As I suspected, the credits revealed the movie was filmed in Canada. Could they not even take a half-hour to go online and look at a few photos of Southern small towns?


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