Mr. Write (TV Movie 2016)

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Mr. Write: Directed by Rick Bota. With Charlotte Sullivan, Corey Sevier, Christie Laing, Colin Lawrence. When the executives at Heartstrings Press wants to drop Michael Rothchild’s (Corey Sevier) next romance book, junior editor, Dori Shephard (Charlotte Sullivan), argues her way into working as the lead editor. But Dori’s dream job becomes her nightmare as she realizes Michael isn’t everything she imagined. Dori breaks the news to Michael that the executives think he’s an ill-mannered, washed up novelist and want to terminate his contract. Not wanting to be dropped from Heartstrings Press, Michael agrees to work with Dori for 30 days. While Dori wrestles with Michael’s languorous behavior she’s also in the midst of planning her wedding to her fiancé, Philip (Preston Vanderslice). However, things go awry for Dori when work becomes an obstacle in her relationship. Dori must learn what true love really means before it’s too late.

“A romance writer with writeru0026#39;s block is a well worn trope. A professionally minded editor working with someone a bit lazy or playboy has been done also. And I have a hard time getting to like said playboy as a lead.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eEven so, I was looking forward to seeing where this would go.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eUnfortunately, sticking the second coupleu0026#39;s story in takes screen time away from the main relationship. Throw in the time spent on the fiancé and setting up that whole story line and it bleeds even more time away. It feels like this was done because the main coupleu0026#39;s story wasnu0026#39;t very deep, and it wasnu0026#39;t. If the heroine is going to make a bold decision then I want to see why. Telling why was too squeezed in.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you categorize the ending into a trope which is also well known, without spoiling exactly what it was, I am definitely not a fan of that particular trope. The attempt to justify it was also weak.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTaking out the second couple to focus more on the main storyline would help this movie a lot. Show me more of Michael and Dori doing more than writing and editing.”


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