Hallmark's ‘Playing Cupid’ has an unusual love story that's perfect for Valentine’s Day
The actors have played their roles exceptionally well, and the chemistry between Laura Vandervoort and Nicholas Gonzalez's characters is something to look out for
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people across the world are waiting to make the most of the day with their loved ones. You may not be able to celebrate it the conventional way, like go to a movie theatre or candlelight dinner at your favorite restaurant, to make your day special, Hallmark is premiering the latest in its collection of romantic films with ‘Playing Cupid’. If you’re planning to simply coop up indoors with some chocolate and roses, this film is tailor-made for you.
‘Playing Cupid’ follows the middle school teacher Kerri (Laura Vandervoort) who has just moved to a new town to work things out with her busy boyfriend Adam, with whom she wasn’t able to spend time in a long-distance relationship. Apart from hoping to mend a parched relationship, Kerri is also excited about her students’ project ABC (Annual Business Competition), which requires each of them to come up with their own business idea. While Kerri is content with her profession, her decision to end her relationship with Adam over irreconcilable differences bogs her down.
When she attempts to drink her pain away at a Mexican restaurant, she meets with David Gonzalez (Nicholas Gonzalez), the owner of the place and father of her student Clara (Mia Quaranta De La Rosa). Unaware of his relationship with Clara, Kerri confides in him about her breakup with Adam. The next day, when Kerri sees David in school, her face creases with worry as she realizes she opened up a tad bit too much about her personal life to one of her students’ parents. But, David, who is rather worried about his daughter’s grade and her proximity with his estranged wife, chooses to overlook their little conversation.
They do not agree with each other’s way of approaching life at first, but soon sparks start to fly between them when they work together in a fundraising event at school. And, Clara, who is determined to pair her father up with her teacher, does everything in her power to bring them together. Surprisingly, her tricks work magic as Kerri and David couldn’t stop themselves from seeing each other. While Clara plays the perfect cupid in her relationship, the duo finds the happiness in other’s company that they’ve been craving for after their own experiences.
The movie strikes the right chord with the viewers with its perfectly scripted plotline, barely gives you any reason to complain. Classroom presentations to drunk nights at the bar, 'Playing Cupid' has a little bit of something for everyone. The story arc is simple, but it is well-defined by dialogues, humor, and just the right amount of drama and romance.
The actors have played their roles exceptionally well, and the chemistry between Laura Vandervoort and Nicholas Gonzalez's characters is something to look out for. And, Mia Quaranta De La Rosa couldn't have done more justice to her role as a young girl who struggles to fit in her life after her parents' separation.
'Playing Cupid' makes for a perfect watch this Valentine's Day, filling your hearts with love, humor, loads of nachos, and tortillas.
'Playing Cupid' premieres on February 13 at 9 pm ET on Hallmark.