30 Going on Too Much
Every year Lindsay Corwin (Megan Park - My Christmas Love) writes down her birthday wish and each year her best friend Dave (Benjamin Hollingsworth - Can't Buy My Love) has longed for her to think of him as more than being like a brother to her. It is why he has kept himself available by rejecting countless advances from other women. On Lindsay's 30th birthday all those wishes she has written down suddenly come true and she starts leading the life she has always wanted and wished for. Except Lindsay discovers that maybe the life she always wished for is not the life she really wanted after all.
"Big", "13 Going on 30" and I could list quite a few more movies where someone suddenly finds their life turned upside down when all the things they wished for magically come true. As such in "A Wish Come True" Lindsay, an environmentalist, suddenly loses 5lb in weight over night, gets a dog and her brother shows up with chicken pox, I have to say if I woke up having lost 5lb out of the blue I would be more concerned that I was ill than happy but there you go. But so it goes on as new cars, bigger apartments, meeting teen crushes, like Dean Cain, all come true and don't always end up as good as Lindsay imagined they would be.
The thing is that "A Wish Come True" is such an obvious "the grass is not always greener on the other side" type movie that the minute it starts and we see Lindsay writing down wishes and best friend Dave pining over her you know where it is going. And sadly along the way it fails to make the comedy entertaining enough to sustain your interest. And that is a problem because whilst Megan Park and Benjamin Hollingsworth are both likeable the obvious nature of the jokes gives "A Wish Come True" almost a groan aspect which is not what you want from a Hallmark movie even if none of the jokes are offensive.
What this all boils down to is that "A Wish Come True" sadly is one of those Hallmark movies which not only suffers from being too obvious but then becoming a gag real due to its obvious nature with may of the gags being too groan worthy.