In this latest in a series from Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, another fine story unfolds, and this appropriate-for-the-entire-family movie contains uplifting themes of faith and love. Norman (Geoff Gustafson) and Rita (Crystal Lowe) are about to tie the knot, but as so often is the case in life while preparing for a big moment, a lot of things go wrong leading up to the big day—including the florist bailing on them and the minister coming down with measles! Shane (Kristin Booth) and Oliver (Eric Mabius) are still dating but is he ready to take their relationship to the next level by confessing his love for Shane?
Being the loyal workers they are, they don’t allow their love lives to hinder them in in their jobs. When an old wedding dress which wound up in the dead letter office comes to their attention, Oliver and Shane and Norman and Rita all begin working on clues trying to solve the mystery of why the daughter the dress was intended for never received it from her mother. The mother hasn’t been heard from in a long while but the fact the stamps on the package are of strong women, such as Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, and Nellie Bly, makes a case for the mother believing that her daughter could soar as they did.
This wonderful movie will keep the viewer interested with its mysteries, and every clue seems to bring the postal gang closer to learning the truth. Will Norman and Rita’s wedding go off without a hitch? And will Oliver manage to confess his love to Shane? You will have to view the movie to find out, but it’s a good one with a satisfying conclusion. Carol Burnett shows up and is both kooky and funny. The movie is wholesome, with just a few scenes of drinking, and speaks of God in marriage. While the romantic plot may not keep the very young ones interested, we are pleased to award it our Dove Seal for All Ages. There is a plot of a woman writing stories for kids so the young ones may well enjoy this aspect of the movie.
The Dove Take:
This movie does an amazing job in showing the importance of parents in our lives, the wonders of love, and the need to feel linked to family and friends. This is an enjoyable and wholesome movie with likable characters.