The Good Witch's Charm (2012)
The Okay Witch
Having a baby is a joyous occasion for Mayor Cassie (Catherine Bell) and her husband sheriff Jake Russell (Chris Potter) but of course between their busy schedules and those sleepless nights it is also a stressful one for all the family. So Cassie decides the family should get away for a vacation and spend some time together. Of course nothing is that simple as Jake finds himself with a crime wave to deal with, Cassie's estranged mother suddenly arrives in town so does a journalist with a video which shows Cassie vanishing and to top it all Jake's daughter finds herself being accused of the robberies. Cassie and Jake are certainly going to need some vacation when they sort out all the problems plaguing their family and the town of Middleton.
I think "The Good Witch's Charm" this is the third movie in "The Good Witch" franchise which I have watched although the fifth movie in the series and whilst it means all of a sudden I find that Cassie and Jake have had a child, missing out on the previous movie doesn't make it impossible to watch. The thing is that if you were to watch "The Good Witch's Charm" first it doesn't do a great deal to inspire you to watch the previous ones as whilst pleasant is ordinary.
As such what we get in "The Good Witch's Charm" is generally a series of problems presenting themselves including the appearance of video showing Cassie disappearing with Cassie finding away to solve things. Yes we get to see how the situation causes tension as Jake's daughter gets tired of being used as a babysitter the whole time and ends up hanging out with the wrong crowd. But in truth it feels a little tired as it doesn't manage to bring anything genuinely fresh to the movie which we haven't seen in the previous movies and relies heavily on the cuteness of Catherine Bell and the comedy of Catherine Disher as Martha to keep you entertained.
What this all boils down to is that "The Good Witch's Charm" is a fine little movie with some charm, some cuteness and plenty of innocence. But it all feels a little too familiar with it doing the same sort of thing which had made up the previous movies but not giving us anything really new.
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