"amusing contemporary romance"
All Jake Jarvis wants besides the love of his four-year-old
son Noah, whom he raises by himself, is to be accepted as a
serious sports reporter. Instead, his station has started
an ad campaign claiming he is Los Angeles' "studliest"
sportscaster, a situation that Jake finds embarrassing.
When he learns he is a contestant on the Dream Date TV
show, he wants to refuse but that is not an option if Noah
is to eat.
Actress Marley Madison has been a famous Hollywood star for
over two decades, but is now type cast as a sassy, sexy
southern belle with her career over at twenty-seven. Her
agent suggests she prove she can play other roles by
stepping out of character as a girl next door contestant on
Dream Date, but not revealing that she exchanged identities
with her twin to anyone until she completes the gig.
At the Dream Date studio, Jake and Marley meet over coffee,
but though they act like oil and water something simmers
between them that the producer notices. They are paired up
as a team with no chance of winning as their personalities
are so far apart. Still this duo can win a bigger prize
than a TV show's award as love enters the mix.
This amusing contemporary romance focuses on opposites
attracted to one another. Though Marley's "pauper" switch
has been used often and one must wonder how twins were
raised so differently (separate households?), the lead
female character makes it feel real. The audience will
want her and Jarvis to make it and will look forward to the
sequel starring her twin in her shoes.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 25, 2003