Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hallmark Double Feature: The Sweeter Side of Life and Meddling Mom - DVD Review and Giveaway

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Indulge in two delightfully romantic comedies when the all-new original movies,The Sweeter Side Of Life and Meddling Mom , arrived packaged together on DVD August 27 from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment,  Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. From an interfering mother whose love for her daughters is limitless, to a newly single woman who is forced to find herself after she thinks she has lost everything, both films are laugh-out-loud hilarious and fun for the whole family.

The Meddling Mom premiere was seen by one million unduplicated viewers (P2+), making it the most watched Hallmark Movie Channel original movie premiere in network history among women 25-54, and the premiere plus five encores reached nearly 1.8 million viewers. The Sweeter Side of Life was seen by nearly 3.1 million unduplicated viewers (P2+) on Hallmark Channel.* This feel-good themed double feature is available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE SYNOPSIS:
Desiree Harper’s (Kathryn Morris, “Cold Case,” “Paycheck,” “Minority Report”) perfect life as the wife of a high-powered Manhattan doctor comes to a sudden end when her husband says he wants a divorce. To make matters worse, he invokes their ironclad pre-nup, leaving her penniless. Desiree soon finds herself abandoned by her rich friends and moves back to New Jersey to help her father run his struggling bakery. Though Desiree wants nothing more than to return to her high-class life, spending time with her father causes her to see things differently. She rediscovers her love of baking and puts her business degree to work in order to save her father’s shop. Desiree soon discovers that there is much more to life than she believed and true love can be even sweeter in a little old town.

MEDDLING MOM SYNOPSIS:
Carmen Vega is notorious for meddling in her grown daughters’ lives. Her new project is mapping out a master plan to find the perfect husband for her eldest daughter Ally. The career-minded Ally is more interested in her job as an architect until she falls for Ben McInnes, the new project manager at work. Although Carmen quickly takes a liking to Ben, she continues to pry into Ally and Ben’s new relationship to ensure they ride off into the sunset together! Hallmark Movie Channel’s most watched original movie premiere in network history,Meddling Mom, stars Sonia Braga, Tony Plana, Mercedes Renard, Ana Ayora, Rob Mayes and Rafael Amaya. 
My Review:
There's just something about a Hallmark movie that brings out different emotions in me.  I'll watch one and cry while the next one has me laughing out loud. I watched both these movies back to back and found them to be thoroughly enjoyable. My husband isn't into chick flicks at all so I was on my own with these but I was quite all right with that.

Both movies were lighthearted and I found myself laughing during several points. The plots are predictable but the acting and depth of characters is top-notch. The Sweeter Side of Life had a more heartwarming feel to it while Meddling Mom was more high-spirited. Of the two, I was more attached to The Sweeter Side of Life; however, both movies were a joy to watch.


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65 comments:

alissa apel said...

I'd watch Sweeter Side of Life first. That's cool that hat 2 in one.

Charlene E said...

I would probably watch meddling mom first

Pam Oleary said...

I will watch the Meddling Mom. I love Hallmark movies.

Nancy said...

FIrst I'd watch Meddling Mom.

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Ken Ohl said...

I would watch meddling mom. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Deb K said...

First I'd watch Meddling Mom.

Jackie said...

I'll watch The Sweeter Side of Life first.
Thanks!

dv8 said...

I'd watch The Sweeter Side of Life first but snack on some sweets before that.

Rodney Jackson said...

Meddling mom is what I would watch first.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I'd like to watch Meddling Mom!

ababe28 said...

Meddling Mom I'd watch first
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cjabdelnour said...

I will watch the Meddling Mom. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Good luck everyone, both I loved!!

Theresa said...

Sounds like a fun movie to watch with the girls!

Deanna Watson said...

the sweeter side of life
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Sacha Schroeder said...

I would watch Meddling Mom first.

Heather! said...

*The Sweeter Side of Life* sounds like something I would enjoy.

wilma2389 said...

I would watch Meddling Mom first

MELINA said...

I would watch the Sweeter Side of Life first.

momo said...

I think I would watch Meddling Mom first, it sounds like a winner to me.

Melissa Moreno said...

Meddling Mom

Carolyn Barnett said...

I would watch the Meddling Mom first!

Michelle Elizondo said...

Sweeter side of life

Madonna said...

they both sound like great movies but I think I would pick the meddling mom to start with.

Kim Reid said...

I would watch The Meddling Mom first, thanks!

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Sue Hull said...

I'd watch Meddling Mom with my daughter.Thank you :)

steve weber said...

I'd watch Meddling Mom first.

Rebecca O said...

Meddling Mom for sure!

Tram Le said...

I would watch The Sweeter Side of Life first.

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I'll watch "Meddling Mom" first.

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McKim said...

I'd watch Meddling Mom first.

Mihaela Day said...

First I'd watch Meddling Mom.

Danielle Lima said...

I would do a double movie night and watch both

Danielle Lima said...

I would do a double movie night and watch both

Lisa P. said...

I'd watch Meddling Mom first.

Karen Drake said...

I would watch Sweeter Side Of Life first. I think both movies will be great.

saturdaynightfever said...

"The Sweeter Side of Life" would be my choice!

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Janice Crespo said...

I think I will watch the Sweeter Side of Life first

Becca Ann said...

I would watch meddling mom

wen budro said...

Hmmm....I'll prob watch the sweeter side of life first.

kathy pease said...

id watch meddling mom first it sounds good :)

Stephanie Larison said...

I'd go with Meddling Mom first!

Christy Maurer said...

I guess it depends on my mood, but if I had to pick right now I'd go with The Sweeter Side of Life.

Lisa Pecora said...

I will watch The Sweeter side of life.

Erica C. said...

The Sweeter side of life sounds good.
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Rebecca Lock said...

I would watch Meddling Mom first because I have already seen The Sweeter Side of Life.

James Coyne said...

sweeter side of life

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kathy dalton said...

id watch the meddling life of mom first

brendaelsner said...

I will be watching Meddling Mom first.

Ruby Daniels said...

I will watch meddling mom first.

Diana said...

The SWeeter Side of Life first
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sherylssg said...

I have seen A Sweeter Side of Life on hallmark so I will watch Meddling Mom first.

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Donna Pyszk said...

I Think I will watch Meddling Mom first

Sherry Conrad said...

The sweeter side of life first.

Kristy S said...

I would probably watch the meddling mom first

Chris Alejandro said...

I would say the Sweeter Side of Life. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

rebecca11111 said...

FIrst I'd watch Meddling Mom.

TemporaryWaffle said...

I would probably watch Sweeter Side of Life first

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meddling mom I'd love to win! eclairre(AT)ymaiL(DOT)com

Susan Smoaks said...

i would watch the sweeter side of life first
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Michelle said...

I would watch The Meddling Mom first.

/\Heather/\ said...

The Sweeter Side Of Life for me. Seems to be about the most important things in life.

Atreau said...

I'll start with Meddling Mom.

Charlene Kuser said...

I would watch The Meddling Mom first

lilyk said...

I would watch The Sweeter Side of Life first.