The Convenient Groom full movie review - Just... no. (possible spoilers)
This had potential, but didn't work.
Let me start it this way, if I had a dollar for every time Vanessa Marcil flipped her hair, I could retire. That is a total fail on the director's part. Add to that Marcil's lack of looking sad, she smiled throughout the entire thing that she practically made my face hurt.
Another problem was the makeup. It looked very caked and forcing the always adorable David Sutcliffe to wear that horrible pink color on his lips throughout the episode was weird to say the least. Another fail on the director's part and definitely for the makeup department. I mean, I know this is a B made-for-TV film but of all the Hallmark movies I've seen so far, and I've seen quite a few, this one is hard to take. Marcil's makeup was so thick it only enhanced the lines on her face making her look almost 10 years older than Sutcliffe.
The story though was cute enough. My only beef with it is what I have with a lot of romances. Why are the families so wealthy? I mean, a guy who went to Princeton and a woman who is a psychologist with a Ph.D.
I have seen some where one of them is supposedly broke, but they still had the money to go to Paris and Italy. I'm speaking specifically of Elevator Girl (2010) but there are plenty more where those come from.
All in all, if you can get past the bad makeup, the bad acting (Marcil) and the seriously annoying hair flipping (I cannot tell you how much I hate that) then it's cute enough. I won't be watching this one again, but at least the story made me feel like I didn't waste my time.
Oh and one more thing, which is why this didn't get one star. They used a very old Golden Retriever and kudos to them for that. Aging dogs need more recognition.