It seems like I’m watching more movies than shows lately, doesn’t it? Well, this time of year, networks pull out all the stops and show tons of original movies. Next up? Marry Me, on Lifetime.
This is actually a two-night miniseries event starring Lucy Liu, who plays Rae, a social worker in Atlanta (I love Southern-based things!), who finds herself the perfect girl for not one, not two, but THREE handsome bachelors. When she receives three marriage proposals, well, what’s she to do?
I have to admit, when I first heard about the movie and got the screener, I was skeptical. I mean, what girl really gets three marriage proposals? But Lucy Liu’s Rae is just so sweet, so adorable–who wouldn’t fall in love with her? In fact, it’s almost frustrating to see her crumbling love life at the beginning of the movie since she’s such a catch.
But her story is relatable–and has it’s funny moments; heck, she’s dumped for frogs–and you really get involved with her life. You love–and hate–each of the guys. After all, as much as you like each guy, there’s definitely an obstacle you have to get past to really want him with Rae (I call it the “skeez factor”). And that’s not even all that she’s dealing with. She’s got a meddling family led by Annie Potts and a teenage foster child at home played by Gilmore Girls‘ Vanessa Marano (keep an ear out for that Gilmore Girls reference by the way).
Honestly, it’s just a cute movie. For a two-parter, I thought I would watch one half one night, the rest the other, but at 11:30 that night, I was popping in the other half. All you lovers of romantic comedies out there should check this one out.
Marry Me premieres this Sunday on Lifetime at 9/8c and continues Monday night, same time same place!
*images courtesy of Lifetime Television