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Heavenly Match (2014)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 12 October 2014
When Reverend Casey Hart becomes a senior minister and falls for a fellow seminarian, David she may be able to finally get over her fear of failure.

Director:

Michael M. Scott (as Michael Scott)

Writers:

Beth Pattillo (author), Cara J. Russell (screenplay written by)
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Samaire Armstrong ... Casey Hart
Brendan Penny ... David Swenson
LeToya Luckett-Walker ... Ronnie (as LeToya Luckett)
Gabrielle Rose ... Olivia Thompkins
Bill Dow ... Ed Newman
Kevin O'Grady ... Gus Winston
Leanne Lapp ... Angelique
Leela Savasta ... Cali
Gwynyth Walsh ... Sarah Brown
P.J. Prinsloo ... James (as Peter-John Prinsloo)
Angela Moore ... Nurse Erin
Tosca Baggoo ... Olivia's Maid
Christine Lippa Christine Lippa ... Mrs. Sanderson
Leslee Achorn Leslee Achorn ... Miss Violet
Sage Brocklebank ... Salesman
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Storyline

Leveled seminar graduate David Swenson gently tries to coach his screw-up former classmate Casey Hart when a small town parish which engaged her as short-term interim loses its sick pastor, so she's now on trial basis as 'senior minister'. The parish council has its doubts about her, especially elderly traditionalist pillar-biter Olivia Thompkins, who demands her dismissal when income drops due to theft and lesser donations. Instead of declaring her love for wonderful mentor David, she fakes a local relationship, driving him to start an affair with her best friend Cali, who finds out, so both feel betrayed. Still, David helped trap the thief, enabling surprising ways out for various parties, as by God's mysterious ways. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

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A fresh and wholesome romance. And that's not a bad thing.
31 May 2020 | by rebekahroxSee all my reviews

This is a delightful romance between two clergy-persons. Samaire Armstrong as Casey is battling sexism and some hostility among the board of trustees and her own feelings of insecurity and self-esteem. The actress who plays her is very attractive in a "girl next door" way and I liked her portrayal. Her love-interest/colleague is played by Brendan Penny who is a reliable hallmark stalwart. I do have a soft spot for romance involving clergy so full disclosure. I think it adds a certain tension and interest when the parties have to be responsible to a community and maintain a certain standard of behavior that their feelings and emotions might conflict with. The movie does not hit you in the head with Christianity, but also does not shy away from bringing christian values and church politics into the story. I was touched by some of the developments.

Adding to the enjoyment is the delightful Leanne Lapp as Casey's secretary and supporter, Letoya Luckett-Walker as her fellow pastor and wise friend, and Jody Thomson as the supportive trustee. Not to mention Gabrielle Rose as the "baddie" who has a story of her own.

Highly recommend for hallmark movie lovers who are sick and tired of the stale Hallmark plot lines but who want a wholesome sweet romance with a little character growth, conflict and suspense. With more and more options to choose from with Pixl and Up on the scene, Hallmark would be well-advised to stop taking their loyal audience for granted and provide some fresh material and casting as this one does.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Match Made in Heaven See more »

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16:9 HD
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