Jennifer (Lori Loughlin - Northpole: Open for Christmas) is still finding those valuables as she scours garage sales to sell in her consignment store and is looking at stepping things up by going to storage unit auctions run by her friend Martin (Michael Kopsa - Engaging Father Christmas). But when Martin is discovered murdered, shortly after the auction, Jennifer finds herself assisting Detective Lynwood (Kevin O'Grady) in his investigations, much to the worry of her husband, Jason (Steve Bacic - All She Wants for Christmas). With Martin's wife, who was soon to be his ex-wife, not taking kindly to Jennifer's snooping things start to get dangerous for Jennifer especially when someone breaks in to the store.
It is rare that I find myself lost for words but as I attempt to review "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters" I am just that, lost for words. The thing is that the lack of words isn't because I have just watched something diabolically bad or exceptionally original but because I have watched something utterly regular. For all the light hearted background stuff as we have Jennifer the antiques expert with an eye for spotting detail and a son who has inherited the same eye it boils down to the old standard of a civilian playing detective and ending up in danger. And as such "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters" is going to appeal to a certain type of audience which just wants to be entertained in an easy way and who is not overly bothered about authenticity when it comes to detail or grit when it comes to danger.
But for all which is typical about "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters" it still entertains with Lori Loughlin playing the equivalent of a super mum who can do everything from being concerned mum to business owner, as well as helping out the police without even breaking a sweat or showing a worry line. But for me the best part of the movie is just a brief scene of the storage auction which if you have ever watched "Storage Hunters" or "Storage Wars" is a comical take on it with an angry character and some ridiculous bidding. The thing about all this is that "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters" is never really about the crime but the characters, the actors and the light hearted stuff, such as Jennifer's business partner, Danielle, being sweet talked by a customer.
What this all boils down to is that "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters" is really for fans of Lori Loughlin and those who enjoy Hallmark mystery movies where it is really about the characters and the lighter moments rather than the crime and the solving of it.