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Surprised by Love (2015)

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The story of a young businesswoman who tries to convince her uptight parents to accept her current boyfriend and instead finds herself falling for an old high school flame.

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Robert Iscove

Writers:

Neal H. Dobrofsky (as Neal Dobrofsky), Tippi Dobrofsky
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hilarie Burton ... Josie Mayfield
Paul Campbell ... Maxwell Gridley
Malcolm Stewart ... Joseph Mayfield
Wanda Cannon ... Claire Mayfield
Leanne Lapp ... Mindy Mayfield
Tim Conway ... Granddad
Aaron Craven ... Richard Wright
Sebastian Gacki ... Wade Wilson
Patti Allan ... Audrey Wilson
Vincent Gale ... Photographer
Derek Green Derek Green ... Party Guest #1
Judith Maxie Judith Maxie ... Party Guest #2
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Storyline

Josie Mayfield, a no-nonsense businesswoman working at her father's prosperous cookware company, thinks her boyfriend Richard is the perfect man - handsome, successful and driven. The problem is that Josie's parents, Joseph and Claire, do not agree. When Josie meets up with Maxwell, an underachieving, old high school flame (who still has a crush on Josie), Richard dreams up a plan to make himself look good to Josie's parents: Maxwell will be Josie's date at Joseph and Claire's upcoming anniversary party. When Joseph and Claire see Josie with a "loser," they'll give anything to have Richard back in the picture. At least, that's the plan. Over the anniversary party weekend, Maxwell stays with Josie as a guest in the Mayfield home, horrifying Joseph and Claire with his unsophisticated ways. Though things are rough and rocky at first, Maxwell soon begins to win over Joseph and Clair and they start to appreciate his carefree and spontaneous lifestyle. Maxwell's presence even helps Josie's ... Written by The Hallmark Channel

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Goofs

When Claire speaks to Joseph about the newspaper photographer coming to the party, she says that he is arriving at 6pm. When Claire speaks to the photographer on the telephone, he confirms that he is arriving at 7pm, not 6pm. See more »

Quotes

Josie Mayfield: Hey, you don't think I'm like my Dad, do you?
Maxwell Gridley: Nah, you're way prettier.
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Connections

References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?
(uncredited)
Written by Hughie Cannon
Performed by Leanne Lapp with Paul Campbell, Hilarie Burton & chorus
[On Gridley's urging, Mindy sings the song at the anniversary party]
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REALLY LIKED GRIDLEY!
24 August 2018 | by tnduckheadSee all my reviews

LIGHT HEARTED COMEDY REQUIRES A GOOD ACTOR. PAUL CAMPBELL IS ONE OF THE FEW HALLMARK ACTORS THAT CAN DELIVER A GENUINE PERFORMANCE. I HAVE WATCHED THIS SHOW SEVERAL TIMES BECAUSE OF PAUL CAMPBELL'S LIKABILITY.

I THOUGHT 'SURPRISED BY LOVE' WAS ONE OF THE BETTER HALLMARK MOVIES DUE TO GOOD DIRECTION AND A FOCUSED EFFORT BY THE ENTIRE CAST. WHY ARE ALL CANADIAN ACTORS SO MUCH BETTER AT CREATING SEXY,CHARISMATIC CHARACTERS?

AND..... IT NEVER HURTS TO HAVE A TIM CONWAY IN A MOVIE


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