“First Lady” is a romantic comedy about a woman, not married to the president, who runs for the office of First Lady. However, she winds up getting a much better proposal than she ever expected. She is torn between a promise and her calling. In this modern day fairytale, when President Morales dies in office, his widow, Kate, agrees to help the VP, Taylor Brooks in his bid for the presidency. She must stop Mallory, the ditzy wife of their competitor, from destroying the dignity of the position. Kate and Taylor win, but their agendas butt heads and baby boomers clash with millennials while Mallory is determined to destroy Kate. Max, the prince of her youth, now, literally a King, comes back into her life, disguised as a bodyguard, making her a better offer than First Lady.“First Lady” is a modern fairytale for the whole family about an autumn romance with a twist. Nina May has written and directed a classic style romantic comedy that harkens back to a genre we all love. The story shows what could happen when two people lead successful lives apart and reunite later in life to find their happily ever after.
After the death of her husband, the president of the United States, Kate, the First Lady, not only loses her partner and best friend, but also her role of First Lady. Unsure of what the future holds, Kate takes time to grieve the loss of her husband while her friends scheme for the upcoming presidential election. The only candidate in opposition to former vice president Taylor Brooks is a man who only ran for the title for publicity and whose wife is demanding, entitled, and downright mean. In order to protect the Oval Office and the dignity of First Ladyship, Taylor and Kate’s friends devise a plan—Kate will run for office alongside Taylor as First Lady, even though they aren’t married. After their plan helps them win the election, Kate has some big decisions to make as she strives to keep her promise to her husband: that she will always do what’s best for the United States.
First Lady is a charming film with a unique plot—typically a woman doesn’t run for First Lady, she’s just awarded the title as the wife of the president. Kate is ambitious and inspirational, seeking to better the youth of America regardless of the consequences. Kate is kind to her enemies for the most part and is straightforward with her needs, making her a great television role model. Each character has a purpose, and there really aren’t any unnecessary extras.
With an unforgettable plot and strong lead characters, First Lady takes a film that could be heavily political and makes it inspirational. The scripting is witty, the plot is thorough, and it features events that will have viewers glued to the television wondering what happens next. When looking for a movie night film, the entirely wholesome and entertaining First Lady is a great choice for everyone! First Lady is Dove-approved for All Ages.
The Dove Take:
Filmed with challenging the norms in mind, First Lady features a strong female lead who will stop at nothing to do what’s best for her country.