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When Sparks Fly (2014)

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A big city journalist is sent back to her small hometown to write a Fourth of July story and discovers the life and love she left behind are exactly what she's been missing.

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Gary Yates

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Carol Starr Schneider (teleplay)
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Credited cast:
Meghan Markle ... Amy Peterson
Lochlyn Munro ... Phil
Chelsey Reist ... Carla
Kristina Pesic ... Sammie Harper
Christopher Jacot ... Hank Lyons
Jacqueline Samuda ... Gloria
Kirsten Robek ... Marie
Jerry Trimble ... Lew
Adrian Petriw ... Young Man
Keith MacKechnie ... Charlie Peterson
Winnie Hung ... Beth
Christopher Logan ... Maitre 'd
Ecstasia Sanders Ecstasia Sanders ... Sylvia Sherwin
Kristin Kowalski ... Wendy
Vicky Huang ... Elena
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Young journalist Amy Peterson (Markle) is not as happy with her big city life as she'd hoped, and it's starting to show in her work. She's also not thrilled with her current boyfriend, Phil (Munro), a GQ-handsome businessman who doesn't quite click with her. When circulation at the Chicago Post starts to wane, Amy's editor sends her back to her hometown to write an article about growing up in her parents' (MacKechnie and Samuda) fireworks business. With the Fourth of July at hand, this human-interest story will be just what the Chicago Post needs. Amy arrives home to write her article, but is quickly derailed by her best friend, Sammie (Pesic), who enlists Amy to be the official planner of her upcoming Fourth of July wedding to - of all people - Amy's ex-boyfriend, Hank (Jacot). As Amy struggles to cater to Sammie's wedding demands and work on her newspaper assignment, her feelings for Hank start to resurface. Is Hank feeling the same way? Will their old flame rekindle as the time ... Written by Hallmark Channel

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Sparks Fly See more »

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16:9 HD
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The farm house and barn belonging to Amy's parents is the same set used for the Kent farm on Smallville (2001). See more »

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Written by: Rinat Arinos'Daniel Brecher' 'Sean Hurwitz'
Performed by: Rinat Arinos
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Cute, but nothing special
29 June 2014 | by tashinaknightSee all my reviews

This was a little dumb but cute enough to be worth your while if this is your genre. The character of Sammie was way too over-the-top and she wasn't believable as a person you think would exist in real life. The female lead was not bad but not very memorable. Also, the way the script is written makes it a little hard to like her - she makes a few questionable decisions.

Lochlyn Munro wasn't your typical romantic male lead, but did a really good job in this and was easily my favorite. I don't remember having seen him before, but looking at his IMDb profile, he's a busy guy and I can see why. He was very believable and likable. Overall, not a movie I'll probably see again, but worth my time on a lazy Saturday night.


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