When Jesse (Chelsey Crisp) receives a call to say her father-in-law is in hospital she tries to find her husband, Chaz (Philip Boyd). When she eventually tracks him down he is in a hotel room with a younger woman. Things get worse following Chaz' father's death as no sooner have they buried his body than Chaz is looking to sell the family home. It leads to them separating but with Jesse staying with her mother-in-law, Naomi (Marilu Henner - Love on a Limb), where she finds herself falling for Ben (Joe Williamson - Secrets in Suburbia). Ben is the town's pastor who happens to be Chaz's former brother-in-law having been married to Chaz's late sister. But with Chaz in touch with friends in town, and not happy about how things are going, he uses his friends to make life hard for Jesse whilst Jesse becomes curious about God as she attends church with Naomi and has an unorthodox way of interrupting the Sunday service to ask questions.
Quick question: hands up if you enjoy Hallmark movies and the generally light hearted nature of made for TV romantic comedies? If you're hand's not up then I seriously doubt whether you will enjoy "In-Lawfully Yours" as it has most of the qualities you would find in a Hallmark movie as well as some of the cast. But if you are a fan of the light hearted and obvious nature of a Hallmark movie then this pleasant little romantic comedy should be right up your street.
Now there isn't really anything special going on in "In-Lawfully Yours", it does have a Christian element to it but it certainly doesn't feel like you are being preached at as the focus is more on the romantic comedy of Jesse falling for Ben which brings with it complications especially with Chaz trying to cause trouble. But it has a light appeal thanks to the casting of Chelsey Crisp and Joe Williamson as well as the always reliable Marilu Henner. And it has an obvious side, not just in the way the story progresses but also when it comes to the humour which means "In-Lawfully Yours" isn't the sort of movie which requires all of your attention.
What this all boils down to is that "In-Lawfully Yours" is just some light entertainment with a slight Christian angle but more of a focus on the sort of thing you get in a typical made for TV romantic comedy.