Chasing the One
Samantha, a podcast host who takes music as seriously as she does love, stands in on a so-called frivolous love songs podcast. When Jake, a sentimental romantic calls the show in search of a lost love, she seizes the opportunity to prove herself professionally by promising to help him find her. But when she falls for the man she’s been trying to help, she must choose between saving her beloved indie music podcast or admitting her true feelings and calling off the search. It’s not long before she’s let go of her show, along with her belief that there’s a right way to find Mr. Right.
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Samantha’s boss, Greta, is not happy with Sam’s music podcast when she talks about bizarre musical instruments no one has ever heard of. Her numbers aren’t good, and with the board meeting soon, Sam is worried for her future.
Suddenly, Greta pushes Sam into hosting a position on Love Beats. She’s not prepared for this role and quickly finds herself in an adlib mess. Her first caller is Jake, a mechanic desperate to find Becky, whom he randomly met for 20 minutes while fixing her car. Jake believes that she is the one, but Jake confessed that he dropped and destroyed his phone with her number in it, which is why he desperately needs Sam’s help.
Sam is cynical about love, especially love at first sight, and sees it as a “slow burn.” She has no empathy for Jake’s search, but as a professional with her job on the line, she’s determined to see this through. The search has exploded on social media, the numbers are through the roof! Sam tracks down Becky, and though Becky is over the idea of Jake, Sam convinces her to go live on Love Beats.
Sam knows it’s gone too far when Greta insists that Sam record a special wedding episode. With the virtual world positively gripped by Jake and Becky Fever, Sam must choose between letting Jake marry Becky, or admitting her true feelings and disappointing her fans, her boss, and giving up every cynical thing she’s ever believed about love in order to tune into what’s in her heart.
The chemistry between Jake (played by the handsome Tajh Bellow) and Samantha (Karissa Lee Staples) is dynamic. The progression from indifference to tolerance to love evolves beautifully as they take notice of each other and of their hearts.
This clean, wholesome romance is Dove-approved for All Ages.
The Dove Take:
Chasing the One is a fun, family-friendly film that proves honesty is always the best policy.