Jesse Hutch and Jessy Schram in Harvest Moon (2015)

Pumpkin-tastic

Jenny (Jessy Schram) is a spoilt rich girl who loves her life in the city, shopping and dining on her dad's wealth. But then when her cards are declined she finds her world imploding as her father has suffered a few bad investments and is going bankrupt. The only thing Jenny has is a pumpkin farm which her father had brought in her name not that Jenny knows the first thing about pumpkins farms. Deciding to take a look at what she owns her arrival doesn't go down well with widower Brett (Jesse Hutch) whose family use to own the farm before they had to sell it, but still lives and works there with his aunt, kid brother and daughter.

"Let me state the obvious then", it is a line that Brett says in the movie "Harvest Moon" when Jenny sets about beautifying the farm in order to sell it for as much as possible. To use Brett's line, let me state the obvious; city girl goes to a farm and whilst struggling with the country ways ends up falling for the widowed hunky farmer who has a young daughter. Yes "Harvest Moon" could be described as a lot of familiar cliches or an already over used story dressed in new clothes but basically the chances are that within minutes of "Harvest Moon" starting you will know how it will play out with Jenny ending up the butt of some country pranks etc etc.

But once again that isn't a complaint as there is something to be said for familiarity, it makes a movie easy to watch and when it features likeable characters it makes it charming. And that is what "Harvest Moon" has as whilst initially Jessy Schram comes over as intentionally annoying as the spoilt rich girl when her softer side comes out she becomes adorable. And Schram also delivers the comedy of the falls and so on which you expect when a city girl ends up on a farm whilst also working well with Jesse Hutch who to be honest delivers good hearted hunk with ease which makes it so easy to like his character as well.

What this all boils down to is that "Harvest Moon" is most importantly a really pleasant movie for those who enjoy the unique charm of made for TV movies. But it is an incredibly familiar movie which relies on likeability more than what happens which thankfully it succeeds on with the great casting of Jessy Schram and Jesse Hutch.