A Vase Full of Hope
The Postables have found themselves in a new office and as such Shane (Kristin Booth) is trying to give it some much needed character, which is how when trying to hang a frame on the wall she hammers through it to find a forgotten room with undelivered mail inside, including a parcel containing a vase and a letter. It seems that 18 years ago 3 sisters sent the family heirloom to a would be buyer as they were desperate to raise funds to save the family farm but the package never reached its destination. Of course the Postables can't let a package go undelivered or a mystery unsolved and so they try and work out both who sent it and where it was heading. But in the process they find themselves having to make a decision over whether to do the right thing or the lawful thing.
It's been a while since I last watched a "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movie and within seconds of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again" starting it was like catching up with some old, much loved friends. And the warmth was still there as we had Oliver waiting outside Shane's with a cup of coffee as they navigate their feelings towards each other whilst Norman and Rita bringing that wonderful quirkiness to the movie. And of course part of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again" focuses on these on going relationships, in particular Norman feeling apprehensive about meeting Rita's parents, which you can imagine doesn't go without incident. It also means we meet Bill and Sunny, Rita's parents who are wonderfully played by Barry Bostwick and Colleen Camp who fit in to the general vibe of the movie perfectly.
But of course we also get the mystery of the vase and as is the case it is a storyline which evolves as the Postables manage to track down the family who the vase belongs to. But that is where the story becomes something more as we have an illness, family conflict and financial difficulty all contributing to the Postables mission being more than it first was. And yes I am being sketchy for the simple reason it isn't so much that it becomes a surprise how this side of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again" plays out but it adds to the mystery.
What this all boils down to is that if you have enjoyed the previous "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" you should enjoy watching "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again" just as much as it is simply like being back with some old friends.