The DLO's War Effort
Things move on at the Dead Letter Office but amazingly they don't for Oliver, Shane, Rita and Norman (Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, Geoff Gustafson) as Oliver deals with having inherited enough money that he could retire if he wished. But whilst Rita participates in the national Miss Special Delivery pageant, with the team supporting her in Washington D.C., they find themselves dealing with a letter which eventually leads to them giving testimony before a closed Congressional committee regarding an American soldier who is missing in action. But along the way both Oliver and Norman find their feelings for the women in their life tested, especially Oliver when Shane comes in to touch with a former boyfriend who is a special agent.
I am going to have to keep this review of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream" short because this movie is made in such a way that it reveals itself in a series of flashbacks of sorts. What I mean is that after a short opening we see the guys entering the Congressional committee and piece by piece, and in their own inimitable way, tell how they happen to be there and what they have worked out from a letter which could be critical in the case of a missing soldier. As such we learn the team end up in Washington D.C. to support Rita in the Miss Special Delivery pageant. While they are there not only does Shane see a former boyfriend but they bump into old friends. And so it goes on as bit by bit we discover what is going on and it makes "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream" engaging as you want to know what they have pieced together from a jumbled letter.
The good thing is that whilst this central storyline is built "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream" also gives us the continuation of the characters and their feelings towards each other. So for example we get to see how Oliver actually becomes jealous when Shane appears to be interested in her ex whilst Norman's naivety causes comical problems for Rita. It is because "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream" not only recaptures that tone but evolves these characters and their relationships which make the movie so entertaining.
What this all boils down to is that if you have enjoyed other movies in the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" series you will enjoy "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream" as it not only has the continuation of the character's stories, which is the back bone of the movie, it also has an intriguing and engaging storyline which works well with the evolution of the characters.