Bridal Wave

2015

Comedy / Family / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40% · 50 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.5/10 10 2864 2.9K

Director

Top cast

Jaclyn Smith as Felice Hamilton
Arielle Kebbel as Georgie Dwyer
Andrew W. Walker as Luke Griggs
Colleen Wheeler as Emma Dwyer
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810.11 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 8
1.62 GB
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English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
Seeds 7
790.76 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 5
1.43 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by abcj-2 8 / 10

Bridal Wave is wonderful!

Bridal Wave is one of my favorite Hallmark movies. It still comes on fairly often and I highly recommend thanks to the cast, chemistry, and humor. Andrew Walker always gives his best. Arielle Kebbel, especially when paired with Walker, is perfectly cast. I watch this one often and consider it a favorite. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 7 / 10

Charming wave

My main reason for seeing 'Bridal Wave' was for Hallmark completest sake, started watching their work as undemanding escapism (or at least that was the intent) back around 2019. Focusing solely on their Christmas output for a while and then watching overtime their other seasonal blocks. Have seen Arielle Kebbel and Andrew Walker in other things, and while Kebbel is take and leave for me Walker in my view is one of the best and most consistent Hallmark regulars.

The premise was one that did sound quite cute but also potentially thin, was hoping that it would be closer to sweet and charming in alternative to cheesy and awkward. Luckily, 'Bridal Wave' is the former a vast majority of the time, although there are occasional instances of the latter. As far as the first half of 2015 goes for Hallmark's output goes, 'Bridal Wave' is one of the better faring ones. There were better Hallmark films that year and Walker continued to mature with each film, but there were also far worse.

Did think that it did have some awkward moments and that went at times a little overboard with the cheese. Especially with Jaclyn Smith's character, who as a character is pretty unbearable. Overbearing, rude and selfish, as well as too much of a snob, and Smith for my tastes overacted as well and came over as very cartoonish.

Pacing is not always there, with it starting a little on the slow side and yes the film is predictable, like at the end.

However, there is a lot to like about 'Bridal Wave'. Both Kebbel and Walker are solid as rocks in their roles, especially Walker as the more interesting and likeable character. Just loved his usual easy going charm and while he did mature as an actor he at least looks comfortable and has a sweet gentle chemistry with perky and emotive Kebbel (actually thought she dealt with the dramatic parts fine). The supporting cast generally were fine, excepting Smith and with amiable David Haydn-Jones (also a later Hallmark regular) coming off best, and the characters did interest and weren't too perfect or over-negative (except once again Smith).

'Bridal Wave' is attractive visually, especially the scenery, is directed with assurance and the music appeals on the ears and isn't the over loud or over constant stuff heard a lot. Furthermore, the writing mixes genuinely funny, playful humour and warm-hearted, non sugary drama a lot better than most Hallmark films, with it being pretty expertly. While predictable and not always perfect in pacing, the story more than delivers on the light hearted-ness, warm heart and charm, with it going at a lively enough pace. It doesn't feel too neat either.

Nice on the whole. 7/10.

Reviewed by mrocco-1 10 / 10

A perfect and predictable Hallmark, Movie

Here is the thing. Those of us that love Hallmark movies know what we are getting into, and we love it. I'm so tired of the negative comments against these type of movies. If Hallmark isn't your cup of tea then don't watch them. They are my favorite kind of tea.

***SPOILERS**** This is a story about finding someone who values the right things. Contrary to another reviewer, our hero is not a loser. He is a guy who has been successful, but taken a break to find himself. Since when does that make one a loser? He owns a home and is a wonderful hero for our movie. It's a story about not getting married because it makes 'sense', but because of the unexplainable connection that you feel with the right person. Another reviewer commented on wealthy snobs winning over everyday people. Huh? The movie is the opposite of that, sounds like bitter grapes to me (or total immaturity). It's the journey of three people, two of whom are not seeing clearly and it took the presence of the third character and his absolute certainty to bring clarity to all three. What is so great about this story is that none of our three main characters are 'bad' and all of them end up with what/who they really want.

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