Hallmark Movie Channel presents: My Gal Sunday starring Rachel Blanchard, Cameron Mathison and Jack Wagner. I gotta say up front, I love me some Jack Wagner on any day of the week and everyone else was great too.
My Gal Sunday is a twist of love story/mystery story. Even from the very beginning of the movie this combination was well played. It is based on the book series of the same name by New York Times Best Selling author, Mary Higgins Clark and I kept feeling like I was watching a pilot for a TV series so I would not be at all surprised to see that happen.
Hallmark has this to say:
It was love at first sight for Sandra “Sunday” O’Brien-Parker (Blanchard), the beautiful young lawyer and daughter of a Secret Service Agent and Henry Parker (Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday’s dad Danny (Wagner) introduces them in Washington, D.C. A year after their wedding, Sunday and Parker – now living near Lake Tahoe, California where Parker was once a beloved state governor – are an unstoppable sleuthing team who enjoy the political spotlight while taking pleasure busting the bad guys. But when Parker’s mom Miriam (Janet-Laine Green, “She’s the Mayor”) and Danny are suddenly kidnapped on their way to a high-profile family event, Parker and Sunday are immediately on the case – and this time it’s personal. Believing they were the true targets of the crime, the daring duo works together to uncover clues and find out why the kidnapper is demanding the release of a notorious hit-man from federal prison as a ransom. Racing against the clock to rescue their parents, Parker and Sunday dig deep into their past to find out their connection to the criminal and as they uncover his identity, they put their lives at stake in a suspenseful final showdown.”
Hallmark Movie Channel strives to provide quality entertainment that is appropriate and enjoyable to the whole family and I believe this one hit the mark. My husband enjoyed the mystery, I enjoyed the romance and I felt comfortable were my kiddo to come in and sit with us. The content was a little mature to make it a family movie night, it is a mystery after all and my daughter would much rather watch talking ponies than a crime solving duo.
A definite gold star movie to snuggle up together with your partner for an evening of mystery and romance….. Sorry Honey, next time I will try not to comment on just how cute Jack looks in those pants.