Reel Love (2011)





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When successful, big city girl Holly (LeAnna Rimes) finds out her father, Wade has suffered a heart attack, she drops everything and rushes back to her small Southern lake town to help him. Cantankerous Wade doesn't want to rest, take his meds, or eat healthy foods. All he wants to do is fish, and all Holly wants to do is get back to the city. But as she embarks on a soul-searching journey and reconnects with family and friends, she unexpectedly develops an attraction for Jay (Shawn Roberts), the new guy in town. Suddenly, small-town living doesn't seem so bad after all, especially when she starts to see her stuffy lawyer boyfriend in a different light. Will she leave her urban, cosmopolitan life behind for the simple joys of a smaller one?
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Burt Reynolds
as Wade Whitman
Jeff Roop
as Carl Lindford
LeAnn Rimes
as Holly
Tim Post
as Bert Hay
Mary Ashton
as Mary Jo Calgrove
Benjamin Ayres
as Bobby Calgrove
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I presume this is a made-for-TV movie, but with two names as actors - LeAnn Rimes and Burt Reynolds. It is a typical small-town-girl-moves-to-a-big-city-but-is-still-a-small-town-girl movie. The acting is fine - the movie would be better if I liked fishing.

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There were very few people in this movie besides Burt Reynolds who could act. I used to think Billy Ray Cyrus was the worst Nashville actor there was, and he probably still is, but LeAnn Rimes is a worthy opponent for that honor. Despite the talent vacuum, it was still an enjoyable CMT original with a happy ending. Plus, there was fishing!

Gaspar Oot
Gaspar Oot

★★ (out of four) I can't stand movies where the writer is so in love with their main character that no one else can stand them. In "Reel Love" the main character played by LeAnn Rimes is so much smarter and so much wittier and so much more beautiful and so much more right and so much get the picture. They become something that isn't real. Rimes plays a successful woman who returns to her home town when her father (Burt Reynolds) has a heart attack. It's nice for her to get away from her shallow and demanding boyfriend and renew aquaintances. There she meeting a hot mechanic who is helojbng out during a fishing frenzy in the town. The writers want you to like Rimes SO much that they make her totally unlikeable. She can do no wrong and always gets the last work, putting people in their place with just a look. How boring. [IMG][/IMG]

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