Monday, January 22, 2024

Hallmark Movie Review A Scottish Love Scheme

Hallmark begins the year with an original movie A Scottish Love Scheme set in Scotland. Viewers whom are not fans of romance with a dash of cold, ice and snow will enjoy a change of scenery for this winter premiere. Two moms will attempt their best Hallmark magic to help their son and daughter find romance in Scotland as they navigate midlife.

Scotland scene

Old Family Friends & Romance

Erica Durance and Jordan Young play Lily and Logan who are two old family friends who reconnect in Scotland after Lily's divorce and career reorganization (which seems to very much resemble a traditional and sterotypcal midlife crisis.) While a Hallmark type  "crisis" is a theme of most  Hallmark movies, this movie adds the Hallmark touch to love, midlife crisis and career relocation (all in a night's work for Hallmark!) The movie was filmed in Scotland and the lush greenery and scenery does not disappoint.

Midlife Crisis In Scotland

Divorce, midlife crisis and two committed mom's are the drivers of the why and how Lily and Logan meet in Scotland. Mom's who believe they know best for their children for future romance and put a plan into action. The Mom's are a definite key part of the charm of the plot; hence Scheme in the title. They are cute, amusing and have a definite twinkle in their eyes as they attempt matchmaking.

Admittedly the Mom's, supporting actors and even the scenery are more consistently entertaining than the main actors. All of which combines to leave this Hallmark movie lacking a smidge in the Hallmark romance area.

Hallmark movie Christmas fans will recognize Erica Durance from Hallmark movies such as 2023's Ms. Christmas Comes To Town, We Need A Little Christmas and Open By Christmas.

Fans of River City will recognize Jordan Young. He is the actor who plays Alex Murdoch in the long running Scottish television series River City.

More Hallmark Movies featuring Scotland

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  1. I really appreciate this review! I noticed this movie just last week and added it to my "save" list so I could watch it soon. I could certainly use the break for our snow and ice by virtually visiting the lush country of Scotland and the antics of the scheming mothers sounds like fun. In real life, I have found matchmaking rarely works, but I do understand the "suspension of reality" when enjoying a good movie.

  2. It sounds as though the lush Scottish scenery and great supporting cast make up for the lack of believable spark between the matchmaking targets. Thanks for your candid and helpful review!

  3. This does sound like an interesting movie. I know I would enjoy the scenery.

  4. You had me with 'Scotland', as my anchesters came from there. Sounds like a delightful movie to watch, especially as a nice winter break.

  5. This sounds like a movie I would enjoy! I love movies about Scotland, or where the characters are from Scotland, it's one of my faves - I may have to watch this one

  6. Scotland has such beautiful stunning scenery so that would be a lovely aspect of the film. The storyline sounds interesting and fun to watch. Thank you for your review.

  7. I always enjoy a movie that takes me to places that I have never been to before, so this sounds just delightful. Thanks for this review Tracey.


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