30 Going on Too Much
Every year Lindsay Corwin (Megan Park) writes down her birthday wish and each year her best friend Dave (Benjamin Hollingsworth) has longed for her to think of him as more than being like a brother to her whilst keeping 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 wished for. Except Lindsay discovers that maybe the life she always wished for is not the life she really wanted.
"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 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.
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 the movie 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 humour really entertaining. And that is a problem because whilst Megan Park and Benjamin Hollingsworth are both likeable the obvious nature of the jokes gives it almost a groan aspect which is not what you want from a Hallmark movie even if none of them are offensive.
What this all boils down to is that "A Wish Come True" sadly is one of those Hallmark movies which has too much groan factor because of not only its obvious nature but also because by nature of the story it is a gag reel with many of the gags coming across as being too cheesy.