OVER THE MOON IN LOVE is a wholesome romance about high school friends who reconnect 12 years after graduation. Since high school, Brooklyn Moore has had a knack about who will hit it off and fall in love. Her friend, Devin Knight, a dorky musician, doubts Brooklyn will ever find someone for him. Brooklyn, who runs a matchmaking service, promises Devin there’s a girl out there for him, and she will bring them together. However, a magazine reporter blackmails Brooklyn into setting up Devin with her, even though Devin has had a crush on Brooklyn for many years. Will Brooklyn tell Devin the truth? What will Devin do when she does?
OVER THE MOON IN LOVE is an entertaining, wholesome romance for anyone looking for something sweet to pass the time. The plot is formulaic, but the original songs give everything an extra flair. The movie has a strong moral worldview. Brooklyn suffers the consequences of lying, but forgiveness ultimately overcomes. OVER THE MOON IN LOVE has some Romantic elements, however, where Brooklyn depends on following her heart when it comes to matchmaking.
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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with some redemptive where the main character wrestles with lying and knows it’s ultimately bad and another character practices forgiveness, mixed with some light Romantic elements where the main character follows her heart when it comes to matchmaking
No foul language
No sexual immorality
No alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
The plot is built around a reporter blackmailing the main character into lying, but this pressure and lying are rebuked, and forgiveness and repentance triumph.
OVER THE MOON IN LOVE is a wholesome autumn romance about high school friends who reconnect 12 years after graduation. Since high school, Brooklyn Moore has had a knack, a “nose-to-toes” tingle, about who will hit it off and fall in love. Her friend, Devin Knight, a dorky musician, doubts Brooklyn will ever find someone for him. Brooklyn promises the girl for him is out there in the world, and she will ultimately bring them together.
Twelve years later, Brooklyn runs her matchmaking business, called Over the Moon in Love, while Devin just returned from Europe. He emails Brooklyn with the intent of telling her that he’s been in love with her. Meanwhile, a prestigious magazine wants to interview Brooklyn for its article, perhaps putting her on the cover. Stephanie, the reporter, demands Brooklyn set her up with Devin or she will tell the publisher, who happens to be Stephanie’s father, not to put Brooklyn on the cover.
Brooklyn lies to Devin and Stephanie to try to convince them she felt that “nose-to-toes” tingle that they should be together. Though Devin and Stephanie go on a few romantic outings, the chemistry just isn’t there. However, Stephanie demands that Brooklyn keep helping her impress Devin, even if it involves more lying.
Brooklyn hates that she’s lying and wants to come clean. However, Stephanie says Brooklyn will lose the magazine cover if Brooklyn stops helping Stephanie woo Devin. Brooklyn and Devin know each other so well that Devin thinks he’s falling in love with Stephanie when Stephanie keeps parroting Brooklyn’s answers.
Will Brooklyn tell Devin the truth? What will Devin do when she does?
OVER THE MOON IN LOVE is a wholesome, entertaining romance for anyone looking for something sweet to pass the time. The acting is serviceable and the plot could use some work, but the original songs give the movie an extra flair. A strong moral worldview is presented as Brooklyn suffers the consequences of lying, but, in the end, forgiveness overcomes. OVER THE MOON IN LOVE has some Romantic elements, however, as Brooklyn depends on following her heart when it comes to matchmaking.
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