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Mr. Write (2016)

Not Rated | | Romance | TV Movie 1 October 2016
When the executives at Heartstrings Press wants to drop Michael Rothchild's (Corey Sevier) next romance book, junior editor, Dori Shephard (Charlotte Sullivan), argues her way into working ... See full summary »


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Matt Marx




Cast overview:
Charlotte Sullivan ... Dori
Corey Sevier ... Michael
Christie Laing ... Pamela
Colin Lawrence ... Tim
Preston Vanderslice ... Philip
Brittney Wilson ... Trudy
John Shaw ... Zev
Jill Teed ... Risi
Debs Howard ... Rebecca
Byron Noble Byron Noble ... Store Owner
Leanne Lapp ... Robyn
Clare Filipow ... Pretty Woman (Valeria)
Lindsay Maxwell ... Beautiful Woman


When the executives at Heartstrings Press wants to drop Michael Rothchild's (Corey Sevier) next romance book, junior editor, Dori Shephard (Charlotte Sullivan), argues her way into working as the lead editor. But Dori's dream job becomes her nightmare as she realizes Michael isn't everything she imagined. Dori breaks the news to Michael that the executives think he's an ill-mannered, washed up novelist and want to terminate his contract. Not wanting to be dropped from Heartstrings Press, Michael agrees to work with Dori for 30 days. While Dori wrestles with Michael's languorous behavior she's also in the midst of planning her wedding to her fiancé, Philip (Preston Vanderslice). However, things go awry for Dori when work becomes an obstacle in her relationship. Dori must learn what true love really means before it's too late.

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When Dori and Michael pull away from the church, the car plates are not from Washington state (where the story is set); they are from B.C. (where it is filmed). See more »


Dori: Being miserable does not make you deep.
Michael: No, but being deep often makes you miserable.
Dori: Do lines like this actually work on women in the clubs?
Michael: The shallow ones.
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14 September 2020 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

A romance writer with writer's block is a well worn trope. A professionally minded editor working with someone a bit lazy or playboy has been done also. And I have a hard time getting to like said playboy as a lead.

Even so, I was looking forward to seeing where this would go.

Unfortunately, sticking the second couple's story in takes screen time away from the main relationship. Throw in the time spent on the fiancé and setting up that whole story line and it bleeds even more time away. It feels like this was done because the main couple's story wasn't very deep, and it wasn't. If the heroine is going to make a bold decision then I want to see why. Telling why was too squeezed in.

If you categorize the ending into a trope which is also well known, without spoiling exactly what it was, I am definitely not a fan of that particular trope. The attempt to justify it was also weak.

Taking out the second couple to focus more on the main storyline would help this movie a lot. Show me more of Michael and Dori doing more than writing and editing.

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Release Date:

1 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Lighthouse Pictures See more »
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16 : 9
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