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Anna Van Hooft
Cecil Benton dies from a cardiac condition he hid from his family, like the dire state of the nursery which supplies his wife Bonnie's small-town flower shop, Bouquet. Manhattan corporate executive daughter Terri is late for the funeral, ashamed to admit she's penniless, recently fired due to the economic slump. Jealous sister Mandy, who works on sensible Noah's cooperative, feels out-staged all over. The nursery's secret weapon, apparently an unpaid employee, is Iraq veteran Sam, who dropped out of med school and loyally stayed after Cecil took him in as mental war wreck at the reverend's request.Written by
I recently watched this on the religious-based Trinity channel and was amazed at its overall quality: equal to that of a standard Hallmark movie. I have not seen Kristy Swanson on screen in ages, so I did not realize it was her until the closing credits, though her face looked awfully familiar. My first memory of her was in 'Flowers in the Attic' (1985), and later, Early Edition.
This movie begins on a solid laid-back note; the aged parents (Nicole Cavendish, Steven Miller) own a greenhouse/floral business, and prepare for the upcoming holiday season; eagerly anticipating arrival of their two adult daughters (Kristy Swanson, Alberta Mayne). Then a tragedy hits, and mom learns some rather unfortunate news. It is now up to the daughters to step up their game and help out with the ailing greenhouse business, and get mom current with the Internet in order to run the place successfully. Soon, both daughters also discover true love with a local delivery man (Jeremy Guilbaut), and a handyman (Michael Shanks).
What truly I found unique about this movie was its rather subtle romance tones; unlike many other romance-based movies. This film does not force the theme. The building romances are unobtrusive, which works very well for this type of movie. And the entire cast is superb, and the story, well delivered.
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