Bookworm and the Beast
Issy O’Hara is ready to make a difference in the world as she starts her career in public relations. When Grant Beiste – the big-headed corporate celebrity in town – accidentally hits her father with his car, Izzy is thrown into a public scandal that forces her to work closely with Grant. As she fights to save both her father and Grant’s public image, she falls in love and learns not to judge a book by its cover.
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Izzy (Nicola Posener) is helpful and caring and introduces the local farmers to her friend’s coffee shop, run by Pierce (Charan Prabhakar), much to everyone’s benefit. Grant (Jake Stormoen) is greedy, self-serving and demoralizes the people he wants to intimidate into selling him their shops. He threatens small business owners that he will see to it that they go out of business if they don’t agree to sell to his company. G&G already owns a good part of the town. When he threatens Pierce, Izzy goes after him with camera on, to expose just how dirty his corporation really is. As Grant speeds away in his car, he can’t stop in time and hits Izzy’s dad in the crosswalk causing internal bleeding and emergency surgery.
When the Board of Directors discovers Grant has acted against the well-being of the corporation, he is in line to be fired. With the accident, he is in big trouble. He tries to intimidate Izzy into deleting the video in exchange for stopping the foreclosure on her father’s farm. Izzy is furious but agrees to help Grant get his reputation back providing he does not foreclose on her father’s farm and provides the best medical care for him.
Izzy is doing her best to create a positive image for Grant on social media and forces him to work on community projects with her. As his followers begin to forgive him and reconnect, and as they work together, Grant sees the errors of his ways and tries to make amends. But will Izzy be able to trust him after experiencing his antics, and how will she react when he proposes in the middle of a paparazzi frenzy?
The Dove Take:
Nastiness and bullying are sure ways to turn people away and no amount of glossing over will bring them back until you “fundamentally shift who you are inside.” An inspiring movie that brings this very thought home and is Dove-approved for all ages.