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The Birthday Wish (2017)

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On her birthday, a woman who desperately wants her boyfriend to propose to her wishes for the opportunity to see into the future, with surprising results.


Peter DeLuise





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessy Schram ... Gwen Turner
Luke Macfarlane ... Dave McGee
Marcus Rosner ... Alex
Yvonne Chapman ... Mia
Barbara Pollard Barbara Pollard ... Katherine Turner
David Lewis ... Bruce
Cardi Wong ... Greg
Derek Green Derek Green ... Charles
Drew Ray Tanner ... Kian (as Drew Tanner)
Manoj Sood ... Optometrist
Marc Petey Marc Petey ... Creepy Guy
Benita Ha ... Doctor
Ronald Patrick Thompson ... Waiter
Robyn Ross ... Cookie Actress
Anya Cassis Policnick Anya Cassis Policnick ... Balcony Woman


Gwen, a director of television commercials, has mapped out her life in an attempt to be in control. That plan was devised as she never wants to be thrown for a curve like she was when she was thirteen when her father unexpectedly died. That plan includes being engaged by the time she reaches thirty, which is just around the corner. That engagement and imminent marriage will be followed by moving to Los Angeles to further her career. Alex, an image conscious on-air weatherman and Gwen's boyfriend of three years, knows of Gwen's plans, he who seemingly factors perfectly into those plans. When what Gwen envisioned will be the perfect romantic proposal from Alex not only does not materialize on her thirtieth birthday, but that a proposal from him doesn't happen in any form at all on that day, Gwen makes an off the cuff secret birthday wish to be able to see ten years into her future. Gwen does end up seeing a vision of what she assumes is supposed to be her in ten years, that vision which... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Aired as the third of three original films in The Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Winterfest" lineup. See more »


The resort scene has Dave and Gwen roasting marshmallows. There's three stone benches around a firepit. Two benches had pads, the third one did not. An older couple sits down next to Dave and Gwen. They roast marshmallows and talk. Gwen leaves to join Alex in the hotel lobby. The camera pulls back and shows Dave sitting alone with two empty benches. The older couple was gone from the scene. A few minutes later, it again shows the same scene of Dave sitting alone. The same empty benches, one with a pad, and one without were visible. Gwen returns outdoors to the firepit looking for Dave. Dave is gone, and the older couple is sitting there. It's made to look like the couple never left, yet they were missing from the previous scenes with Dave. See more »


References His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

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Intimate Couple --for once
15 July 2018 | by pamela-150See all my reviews

I have watched a few Hallmark romances and this is the first time I've seen a Hallmark couple interact as if they were really in live with each other. Adorably real...these two should be cast again with each other..refreshing...and real. Kudos.

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21 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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