Love Locks (2017) Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, Bruce Davison Movie Review

Love Locks (2017)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Rebecca Romijn in Love Locks (2017)

Unlocking Love

When Lindsay Phillips (Rebecca Romijn - X-Men) was a student, studying art in Paris, she met and fell in love with Jack Burros (Jerry O'Connell - Midnight Bayou). But things didn't work out for them, maybe accidentally dropping their love lock in the river when they went to secure it to the bridge was a sign that they weren't meant to be. Now twenty years later, and having gone through a divorce, Lindsay is taking her daughter to Paris to show her the sights, including the famous bridge where everyone places their love locks. But much to Lindsay's surprise her return to Paris leads to an adventure of romantic rediscovery as the hotel they are staying in is managed by Jack.

"Love Locks" is one of those Hallmark movies which more than ever doesn't really need a review, but as a Hallmark movie loving movie reviewer I will. Of course it is obvious where "Love Locks" is leading from the minute it becomes clear that Lindsay and Jack's young romance didn't work out the first time. As is typical for this sort of movie one of them has some issues over why their romance failed when they were young whilst truth be told they still have feelings for each other when they accidentally meet up years later. But of course the road to rekindled romance is not a simple one with various road bumps along the way from current relationships to old emotions as well as jobs all providing obstacles to contend with.

Jerry O'Connell in Love Locks (2017)

The thing is that "Love Locks", despite being familiar, works because it has that wonderful Hallmark tone which delivers everything that fans of Hallmark movies watch them for. As such we have plenty of beauty from the old streets to pretty much every scene involving Rebecca Romijn. But then we also have the nervous humour of Jack still being in love with Lindsay and so on. And on top of that you have the all out amusement of Bruce Davison appearing as a French artist who is a bit romantically mischievous.

What this all boils down to is that "Love Locks" is a typical Hallmark romantic comedy, the sort which is predictable before it even starts. But that means it delivers the sort of light-hearted fun which fans of Hallmark movies enjoy.