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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.


Robert Iscove


Neal H. Dobrofsky (as Neal Dobrofsky), Tippi Dobrofsky
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Complete credited cast:
Hilarie Burton ... Josie Mayfield
Paul Campbell ... Maxwell Gridley
Malcolm Stewart ... Joseph Mayfield (as Malcolm Stuart)
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 ... Party Guest #2


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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Despite portraying mother and son Audrey and Wade Wilson who for the duration of the movie live in the same house, Patti Allan and Sebastian Gacki share no scenes together. See more »


When Gridley and Josie first arrive at the Mayfield house, the sky is clear and the driveway is dry. Minutes later, when Gridley goes back outside to retrieve his things from the truck, the entire driveway is wet, his truck showing no signs that there was any rain in the intervening minutes. See more »


Maxwell Gridley: [about Josie's boyfriend] So, who's the lucky guy?
Josie Mayfield: [catching the bottle of water Gridley throws to her] Ooh, thank you. Ah, he is an executive headhunter.
Maxwell Gridley: Ouch. And what do your folks think of this boyfriend?
Josie Mayfield: You know my Dad. He doesn't think anybody's good enough for me.
Maxwell Gridley: I know he didn't think I was good enough for you.
Josie Mayfield: Don't feel bad. Richard has everything that's on my father's checklist, and he still doesn't approve.
Maxwell Gridley: Ah, the Mayfield checklist: good job, good family, good manners... good-bye.
Josie Mayfield: Right.
Maxwell Gridley: ...
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References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »


Old Folks at Home
Written by Stephen Foster
[The song played by the fish plaque Gridley gives to Grandpa]
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Surprised by how fun this movie was
27 January 2020 | by docm-32304See all my reviews

I was expecting the usual banal Hallmark type romance movie and was pleasantly surprised. Well written, well acted, great casting and a beautiful setting. Tim Conway is an unexpected surprise also and totally nails the roll. This movie is simply fun entertainment that will have you chuckling throughout.

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3 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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