Three Wise Women (Hallmark, 2010)
“I swear I will never love again!!!!!!!!!!!! Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Starring: Fionnula Flanagan, Amy Huberman, John Rhys-Davies, Brendan Patricks
Plot Synopsis: Liz has everything a girl could ever want - a successful career as a doctor and an equally successful fiance who can’t wait to marry her. Yet somehow, things just aren’t clicking for Liz as she can’t help but remember some past relationships that ultimately let her down. And when she runs into Bobby, a dear old friend, an intense moment of nostalgia only sends Liz into a bigger spiral of confusion.
Lucky for Liz, Tom has a plan to restore her faith in true love. He quickly travels back in time to recruit a younger Liz and then forward in time to find Liz as the more mature Beth only to return to steer present-day Liz from making a big mistake. With guidance from spirits of past and future, Liz suddenly realizes that she might be marrying the wrong man and must make up for past mistakes in time to secure her future with a lifelong love. (x)
In My Humble Opinion: I had no idea before I watched this movie how ridiculously Irish it was going to be. It was SO Irish. Like it was Irish to the point of being distracting. Even with all the distracting Irishness though, the movie was a pretty adorable waste of time. Lots of cute guys, a few spunky teenagers, some weirdass time travel, and a great over-the-top dance through the meadow made this film one of the better examples of “going all out” seen in Christmas television movie history.
Watch If: You never want to never want to love again, you love caroling with random strangers, or if you think that the perfect first date to ask a girl out on is skipping university to go backpack for a year.
Skip If: You know that the only John Rhys-Davies movie worth seeing is the Au Pair, you don’t understand why people wouldn’t want to patent their inventions, or if you don’t want to learn the intricacies of Irish bachelor/bachelorette parties.
Final Rating: ★ ★ ★ (★) ☆