All of My Heart full movie review - Watchable but could've been better
Aspiring chef Jenny (Lacey Chabert) inherits half of a country house. Yes, that's right -- half. The other half goes to Wall Street stock trader Brian (Brennan Elliott).
Brian wants to sell the house and Jenny has plans to renovate it and turn it into a bed & breakfast. But when Brian loses his job, he has nowhere else to go so he moves in with Jenny and helps her fix the place up. The usual "duck out of water" and "opposites attract" tropes follow.
I always find Lacey Chabert enjoyable to watch. She's easy on the eyes and has a likable personality that makes you root for her. This movie is no exception. Brennan Elliott is fun and has good chemistry with Lacey. The supporting cast is nice. Ed Asner only appears here and there but steals the scene every time he's around. Daniel Cudmore as Tommy and Drew Tanner as Rusty are both good. In a way, this movie's strengths lie in its male characters instead of its female ones. That's a rarity for these things.
This is a decent TV movie of its type and I'm usually generous with my scores for movies like this. But there are problems that bugged me. For one thing, it's very predictable even for a genre that's predictable by its nature. Also the movie falters in the second half badly. At about the midway point the story had moved along at such a pace that only two options were likely: they would either get the couple together sooner than expected or they would find a way to split them up and tediously drag things out until the inevitable reunion. Guess which route they went?