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Surprised by Love (2015)

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The story of a young businesswoman who tries to convince her uptight parents to accept her current boyfriend and instead finds herself falling for an old high school flame.

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Robert Iscove

Writers:

Neal H. Dobrofsky (as Neal Dobrofsky), Tippi Dobrofsky
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hilarie Burton ... Josie Mayfield
Paul Campbell ... Maxwell Gridley
Malcolm Stewart ... Joseph Mayfield
Wanda Cannon ... Claire Mayfield
Leanne Lapp ... Mindy Mayfield
Tim Conway ... Granddad
Aaron Craven ... Richard Wright
Sebastian Gacki ... Wade Wilson
Patti Allan ... Audrey Wilson
Vincent Gale ... Photographer
Derek Green Derek Green ... Party Guest #1
Judith Maxie Judith Maxie ... Party Guest #2
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Storyline

Josie Mayfield, a no-nonsense businesswoman working at her father's prosperous cookware company, thinks her boyfriend Richard is the perfect man - handsome, successful and driven. The problem is that Josie's parents, Joseph and Claire, do not agree. When Josie meets up with Maxwell, an underachieving, old high school flame (who still has a crush on Josie), Richard dreams up a plan to make himself look good to Josie's parents: Maxwell will be Josie's date at Joseph and Claire's upcoming anniversary party. When Joseph and Claire see Josie with a "loser," they'll give anything to have Richard back in the picture. At least, that's the plan. Over the anniversary party weekend, Maxwell stays with Josie as a guest in the Mayfield home, horrifying Joseph and Claire with his unsophisticated ways. Though things are rough and rocky at first, Maxwell soon begins to win over Joseph and Clair and they start to appreciate his carefree and spontaneous lifestyle. Maxwell's presence even helps Josie's ... Written by The Hallmark Channel

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surprised by Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

It's stated in the "goofs" section about this movie, that at the Mayfield party, Richard's character says hello to Gridley but calls him Richard instead of Gridley. Actually, it's Gridley (with his back to the camera) saying hello to Richard. A closer look shows that Richard simply raises his eyebrows a bit at Gridley then gives a half-smile with no words being spoken, by Richard, until they take photos together and give their names. See more »

Goofs

When Josie and Gridley kiss in the final scene in the park, they are in a different position on the lawn in the close-up than they are in the long shot. They are closer to the driftwood art in the close-up than they are in the long shot. See more »

Quotes

Josie Mayfield: Hey, you don't think I'm like my Dad, do you?
Maxwell Gridley: Nah, you're way prettier.
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Connections

References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Folks at Home
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
[The song played by the fish plaque Gridley gives to Grandpa]
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"Goofs" section goof
28 August 2019 | by melindacushmanminishSee all my reviews

First things first, I adore Paul Campbell in every single Hallmark movie he has ever done!!! More please!! It's stated in the "goofs" section about this movie, that at the Mayfield party, Richard's character says hello to Gridley but calls him Richard instead of Gridley. Actually, it's Gridley (with his back to the camera) saying hello to Richard. A closer look shows that Richard simply raises his eyebrows a bit at Gridley then gives a half-smile with no words being spoken, by Richard, until they take photos together and give their names.


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