Midnight Masquerade

DVD Release: September 1, 2015
Midnight Masquerade


Young businesswoman Elyse Samford’s life takes a turn when she inherits Samford Candy, a multi-billion dollar corporation, from her retired father. A trademark infringement lawsuit against a rival company brings Elyse to Higgins Attorneys and Sons, where Rob Carelli, a young, too-nice-for-his-own-good lawyer, is bullied by his boss, firm founder Carter Higgins, and his two arrogant sons. Despite his workplace woes, Rob becomes instantly smitten with Elyse. With Halloween just around the corner, Elyse invites the Higgins law firm staff to an opulent masked Halloween costume ball. Rob obeys an order to remain in the office and work that night, but has a change of heart when his spunky, 12-year old niece, Ruby, convinces him to attend the ball and wear a prince costume. After a magnificent waltz and magical exchange with the handsome “prince,” Elyse yearns to locate this mysterious man and hopefully find the romance her life has been missing.

Dove Review

“Midnight Masquerade” will brighten your day and put a smile on your face. Rob Carelli is the nice guy in his law office but his boss regularly takes advantage of him. This story is about making the right choices and also features a bit of romance. Rob begins to have feelings for Elyse Samford, who is the new CEO of her family’s business. Rob’s niece, Ruby, wants to play matchmaker and get Rob and Elyse together. Rob is a bit on the shy side, but Ruby sees his good heart.

Rob finds himself in the middle of a complicated situation, because Elyse’s rival company is pressuring her company into selling, and Rob overhears the plot against her. He has to decide whether to keep quiet or do the right thing. Although approved for all ages, the movie is not intended for young children. We award this movie our Dove Family Approved Seal and five Doves, our best rating. The likable cast, the themes of making the right choices, and the plot about pure romance are what make this a fun, wholesome film for the whole family.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Man kicks cabinet in anger.
Sex: Couple kiss at their wedding and in a few other scenes.
Language: Shut up-2; Idiot-1; "Tool"-2
Violence: Man kicks cabinet in anger.
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes, including at a bar; wine consumed with meal; lady asks if she was tipsy at party, but she wasn't.
Nudity: Shirtless man.
Other: A man steals a drink at a bar; man spills drink on another man on purpose; tension and disagreements between characters; character lies but is caught in lie; Halloween is celebrated, but no occult practices.


Company: Hallmark Home Entertainment
Director: Graeme Campbell
Producer: Steve Solomos
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 82 min.
Starring: Autumn Reeser, Christopher Russell, Richard Burgi
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter