24 August 2013

DVD Review: Hallmark Double Feature: Meddling Mom / Sweeter Side of Life

My family and I recently received a complimentary copy of the new Hallmark Channel double feature DVD that contains the movies Meddling Mom and The Sweeter Side Of Life to review.

In Meddling Mom, Carmen Vega may have her daughters Yolanda and Ally all grown and out of the house, but that doesn't stop her from meddling in their lives whenever a chance pops up. From sticking out baby books for Yolanda who was recently wed, to setting Ally up on a date with Pablo, the son of her best friend, Marisol, she just can't help herself. The girls are desperate to get their mother to stop interfering in their lives, so they start scheming to set Carmen up with Luis, a handsome ballroom dance teacher whose crush on Carmen is no secret. Just when they think Mom's been distracted, she interferes again, and nearly gets Ally’s new boyfriend Ben in trouble with his boss. Suddenly, all the Vega's relationships are on the line. Will Carmen learn her lesson this time?

In The Sweeter Side Of Life, Desiree Harper has the perfect life: she's wife of a high-powered Manhattan doctor. Suddenly out of the blue, he asks for a divorce, and to make matters even worse for Desiree, he invokes the ironclad pre-nup agreement, leaving her penniless. Desiree finds herself moving back to New Jersey to help her father run his struggling bakery when he so-called friends all abandon her. She'd like nothing more than to return back to her fancy life, but after spending quality time with her father begins to rethink things. She's putting her business degree to work to save her father’s shop and rediscovering her love of baking. Will she choose to stick around, or run back to her old life the first chance she gets.

Both of these movies are approved by the Dove.org foundation and family approved for all ages. They were both fun to watch for movie night and I enjoyed them. (DH called them chick flicks, but I did hear him laugh on more than one occassion!)

Hallmark Double Feature: Meddling Mom / Sweeter Side of Life will be available on DVD this coming Tuesday, August 27th, 2013. The total combined running time of both movies is 180 minutes long, and they are not rated. The suggested retail price is $14.93, but Amazon has it available on pre-order for $11.93 as of this posting.

I received a complimentary copy of this DVD in order to view it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own.

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