Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) travels around town finding garage sales, estate sales and storage locker auctions in order to find interesting items for her antique shop, Rags to Riches. While searching for appealing pieces, she tends to find things that have a very mysterious past, usually leading to cold cases. Jennifer has a knack for finding out where the items came from, who was involved and discovering exactly what happened.
Logan is never seen in this installment, but is mentioned. Jennifer explains that he was away at computer camp. Brendan Meyer was filming scenes for Fear the Walking Dead, which led to subsequent recasting of the role. See more »
Watch carefully as Jennifer's car changes between a blue Ford Edge and a blue Ford Explorer. Stock footage used for establishing Jennifer and Danielle's store front show the Ford Edge. The close ups with Jennifer driving and her standing outside the vehicle, show the Explorer. See more »
How to get away with murder...with just a little bit of decent script writing
A wedding groom goes missing on his wedding day and he is never to be seen again for some 30 years and no one seems to care anymore. That is until our antiques dealer/amateur sleuth Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) visits an estate sale and finds the brides wedding dress with some blood in one of the bride's dress pockets.
So the mystery begins with enough suspects to record a new Guinness Book record for the amount of people who can be stuffed into a Volkswagen car. So where was the missing bridegroom stuffed? Not in that Volkswagen that is for sure.
Jennifer's also dealing with two family matters. Her daughter's boyfriend is looking at a distance relationship and if it can survive their young love, and Jennifer's own marriage is near to another anniversary date but her workaholic husband seems to be distracted with his business to realize their wedding anniversary is just around the corner with no plan in site to celebrate their (not so?) memorable wedding date.
One of the suspects is the still very attractive 64 year old Cheryl Ladd (Charlie's Angels TV 1977-1981) who plays the stood up at the altar and wealthy bride Helen Whitney Carter, that fateful day some 30 years prior. Although the writing of this made for TV movie seems to take the long way around to find out what really happened to our missing bride groom the real mystery would be how sloppy the absent police department would have had to be if this story was even vaguely possible.
Mrs. Shullivan and I both liked the film and especially the recovery ending even though the story was quite winding and a bit troublesome to think that the police department could not have achieved what our amateur sleuth Jennifer Shannon accomplished all on her own with just her good looks and wholesome charm.
I give this chapter of the Garage Sale Mystery series a more than decent 7 out of 10. Just remember that this mystery film is not developed with a blockbuster Hollywood budget so manage your expectations and like Mrs. Shullivan and I, you will not be disappointed.
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