Glacier National Park Romance (TV Movie 2023)19K
Glacier National Park Romance (TV Movie 2023). Glacier National Park Romance: Directed by Christie Will Wolf. With Ashley Newbrough, Stephen Huszar, Amélie Wolf, Tegan Moss. An avalanche forecasting expert brings her new technology to Glacier National Park where she faces push-back from the Director of Mountain Rescue who's trained in intuition and common sense.
“This was well done and featured some lovely views of Glacier National Park (even though it was filmed, as usual, in British Columbia). After all the fake snow, in all the recent Christmas movies, it was refreshing to see real snow in a real winter setting in the mountains.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAshley Newbrough was as good as Iu0026#39;ve ever seen her as Heather, an avalanche forecasting expert who is invited by a friend to try her new technology at a ski resort in the Park. She was passionate and given some great lines by writer Christie Will Wolf.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eStephen Huszar played Chris, the hunky director of the local mountain rescue team. Chris comes across as condescending and a bit misogynistic. Heu0026#39;s inexplicably opposed to Heatheru0026#39;s tech system for predicting an avalanche (u0026quot;I donu0026#39;t trust technologyu0026quot;) even though he already uses some technology as part of his mountain rescue program (the beacons). It was really frustrating to watch him be so arrogant (he actually claimed that when it comes to avalanches, he u0026quot;never gets it wrongu0026quot;). They try to explain u0026quot;whyu0026quot; he was like that later but his dismissive attitude was annoying.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHeather, understandably, is befuddled by his narrow minded thinking:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Itu0026#39;s meant to be a tool that you incorporateu0026quot;nu0026quot;Make me understand why your work and mine canu0026#39;t coexist.u0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut Heatheru0026#39;s cute bubbly sister Riley (played with an engaging sparkle by Tegan Moss) is committed from the beginning to getting Heather to see Chris as a love interest (primarily based on his looks). Riley: u0026quot;When your heart is talking, you need to listen.u0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI loved Heatheru0026#39;s reaction: u0026quot;Heu0026#39;s really cute but Iu0026#39;m not into how he dismisses the work that I do. Itu0026#39;s insulting.u0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFortunately, Chris is also presented as someone dedicated to helping others and as a loving widowed father of an 11 year old. His daughter Samantha is impressively played by a young actress named Amélie Wolf. As a father of a wonderful caring daughter, I always enjoy a good depiction of a strong father daughter relationship like the one presented here. But as much as Samantha loves her father, she desperately wants and needs a mother figure. And the passage of 9 years since the loss of her mother makes her more receptive to a possible replacement.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI LOVED the multiple references to Taylor Swift. Samantha is shown to be a big fan who wants tickets (good luck with that in Montana) and itu0026#39;s nice to see Hallmark acknowledge this huge cultural phenomenon (Iu0026#39;m driving out to Arizona and taking my kids to the opening night of her Eras tour).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThereu0026#39;s an interesting series of interactions between Samantha and Chrisu0026#39; wannabe girlfriend Sonya (Samantha: u0026quot;You put on lipstick before you go to bed? Iu0026#39;ve never seen that before.u0026quot;). At first I didnu0026#39;t get why Samantha listened to Sonya after an inappropriate instruction. But then I realized that she was raised to respect her elders (until given a good reason not to). And I liked how the writer gave Samantha a nice line to deliver later in the movie to Sonya (well played by Teagan Vincze)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eApparently, according to IMDb, the VERY flattering bikini shot of Ashley Newbrough was the first bikini shot ever seen in a Hallmark movie. That seems really hard to believe (and ironic that it occurs in a winter movie at a ski lodge), but I was pleasantly surprised by it. Women will, no doubt, be just as impressed by the naked torso shot of Huszar.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLoved Heatheru0026#39;s two hand grab. A bit unexpected in a Hallmark movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLOVED the snow angels! So joyful!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDid not love how they just dropped Rileyu0026#39;s story. That really bothered me as did Heatheru0026#39;s apparent disinterest in the results of Rileyu0026#39;s pregnancy test. I get that these movies are restricted due to time considerations, but then donu0026#39;t include a storyline involving a VERY significant and important test if you canu0026#39;t fit in Heather being there for her sister.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut I enjoyed the movie and appreciated the strong assertive lines given to Ashley Newbrough.”