The Convenient Groom (2016) - movie review on The Movie Scene

The Convenient Groom (2016)   3/53/53/53/53/5


Vanessa Marcil in The Convenient Groom (2016)

The Dr. & Mr. Wright

Dr. Kate Lawrence (Vanessa Marcil - Stranded in Paradise) is a video blogger who gives her female followers advice on meeting the right man and dating, with her own publicist believing that everything in her life is content for her blog. It is something that Kate's boyfriend, Bryan (Aaron Craven - Harvest Love), can't stand and on the day Kate plans to announce her engagement to her fans Bryan dumps her having met someone else. That's when former High School friend and handyman, Lucas (David Sutcliffe - Charming Christmas), steps in to save her embarrassment of having to tell everyone her advice doesn't work. For Lucas it is a dream come true as he has always had a crush on Kate since they were at school together but Kate isn't interested in him romantically and only keeps up the pretence to secure a book deal. But between her feelings of guilt over lying to her followers to Bryan's new girlfriend threatening to expose her as a fraud Kate finds herself taking a long hard look at life and her real feelings.

As someone who slaves away making their living on line let me tell you a couple of things, firstly it is certainly not as simple as is shown in "The Convenient Groom". Secondly, as someone who makes their living online I have actually met some people like Kate, who not only think everything in their life is worth blogging about but also that their advice on everything is gold. And yes some of those people are as annoying as initially the character of Kate comes across in "The Convenient Groom" and that is unusual because you don't usually get this level of annoying character in a Hallmark movie.

David Sutcliffe in The Convenient Groom (2016)

Anyway that is a problem with "The Convenient Groom" because it is initially hard to get into even taking in to account it is a Hallmark movie. But being a Hallmark movie it is also inevitable when it comes to how this is going to play out. But, and I am glad we have a but, the road to romance in "The Convenient Groom" is up and down and whilst inevitable is not identical to other Hallmark movies. Plus a certain character evolves and thank God that they do as initially they are extremely harsh.

What this all boils down to is that "The Convenient Groom" has its problems, it also has its predictable Hallmark nature. But it also has is some ideas and variations to the norm which keeps it interesting even when a character ends up grating on you.


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