A Hallmark Internship
When her husband died Mia's (Rachael Leigh Cook - Left to Die) life changed dramatically, not only did she become a single mum but also had to be dad for her daughter. Then she returned to college as a mature student in order to get a degree in accounting and secure a good job so that they could put an end to barely making ends meet. With her daughter off to summer camp Mia finds herself at a fast paced app company where as an intern she is older than pretty much everyone who works there. But as she struggles with the high tech lingo and competitive nature of the other interns she also finds herself with both CFO, Colin (Lucas Bryant - Secret Summer), and also CEO, Will (Travis Milne - A Gift Wrapped Christmas), vying for her attention, not that she even considered dating another man.
Anyone who watches Hallmark movies know that the writers often seem to take their leads from the big screen and whilst you would never compare Rachael Leigh Cook to the combined talents of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson "Summer Love" seems to take its lead from "The Internship". As such part of the movie's charm and comedy comes from Mia being a fish out of water in the world of a high tech company and finding the extravagance and way of life all a bit ridiculous whilst her down to Earth approach working. And in fairness for the audience who enjoy Hallmark movies the humour of having coffee flown in from Peru which has been digested by an animal and so on should bring a smile or two.
Now there are other things going on in "Summer Love" including business struggles for Will and Colin, and if you watch the movie you can guess where that will go. But of course much of what "Summer Love" is about is Mia finding herself with two men interested in her, the confident Will and the charming Colin. I will leave you to find out which one ends up more suitable but of course you will soon realise which one will be a better fit as it comes down to the actors. On the subject of which, the trio of Rachael Leigh Cook, Lucas Bryant and Travis Milne all play off of each other quite nicely but never really being memorable.
What this all boils down to is that "Summer Love" is some light hearted Hallmark fun which whilst not overly memorable will make fans of Hallmark movies smile.