The Soulmate Search

2023

Romance

4
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 60%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 60%
IMDb Rating 6.1/10 10 328 328

Top cast

Brooke Burfitt as Diane
Alexis Baca as Hotel / Dinner Guest
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819.19 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
us  
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 43
1.48 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NR
us  
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 40

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by herrcarter-92161 7 / 10

Decent Hallmark-like romance

This movie, from Reel One Entertainment, is your basic Hallmark-like romance. Decent for the genre, but nothing too out of the ordinary. The leads gave pretty good performances. I especially liked Alexandra Harris as Emma. She was warm, animated and engaging. Jonathan Stoddard was fine also, playing Will, the straight-laced, prickly lawyer who is really hiding his softer side as a caring father to a cute 8-year-old son.

This was the standard story of a couple that start out as combatants but, through spending time together, slowly warm to each other. I thought their interactions were mostly good, and there was some chemistry. The initial "angry" phase was a little too much, though. He, especially, was way too rude, and with virtually no provocation. I guess his back story was that he was a single dad who was burned by love when his ex-wife left him and his son. But that's hardly justification for him acting like a complete jerk to a total stranger. The transition from hate to love was a bit abrupt, too. The unfolding relationship could have been developed better. The concept of them feeling like the dating service had conned them, and having them collaborate on trying to catch the supposed con artists was definitely original. It's also pretty unbelievable. How many people, after having what they perceive as a date from hell, would then want to spend lots of time together with that same person, just to get back at the dating service that set them up?

The bump in the relationship, which occurs about 3/4 into most rom-coms, was in this one too, but it seemed kind of stupid. So, she's all upset that Will didn't tell her that Dash was his son, rather than his nephew, even though she just made that assumption without asking him? And that's supposed to be this massive betrayal, even though Ellen and Will hardly even have a relationship yet? The big reveal happened on what was technically their first date, after all. And it wasn't even anything that bad. He didn't even really lie to her. He just withheld information. It just seemed really fake and forced. I think they should've figured out a more realistic reason for their budding relationship to get derailed. I also think it would have been tons better if Ellen had found out early that Dash was Will's son, and that he had shared with her his trauma about his failed marriage. There would have been a lot more chances for the two of them to bond with each other.

So, all in all, this was a decent movie. As a rom-com, it delivered what it needed to. You had two attractive people, originally standoffish, but eventually falling in love, bringing you to the satisfying, happy ending. Throw in the cute kid for bonus points, and you have a winning combination. Overlook the rough edges in the script, and you'll doubtless enjoy it.

Reviewed by boriskaiser 7 / 10

One of the best ROE TV movies ever

This is Reel One Entertainment TV movie which targets famous Hallmark single dad movies. I think it's the first one of that kind for them and they almost nailed it. As this is ROE TV movie you can bet there will be some technical issues, but there was only one - poor audio at Mickey's cafe scenes. Other that that, good. Even soundtrack was done very well. Furthermore, the movie takes place in St. Petersburg, FL and it was actually filmed there, and not in Hamilton or Kelowna, Canada pretending to be /insert random/ US city.

Casting was good enough, and acting was fine. Jonathan Stoddard looked like discounted Ben Affleck, and I actually liked it, lol.

Writing was fine, too. The movie starts as secretive, but as soon as Act II starts it's pretty predictable how thing are going to develop but it was executed well. Obligatory conflict at the end of Act II was pretty obvious. What I didn't like is how it was resolved i.e. Acting your intellectual age trope was used, and it was totally out of place.

There is a minor diversity issue. It is shoveled everywhere, but why there is not a single Hispanics actor or actress in the movie. Really? In the State of Florida? How's that even possible? But when movie ended and in the closing credit I read that there was actually one Hispanics but he looks like typical Caucasian so I made a mistake. Regardless...

This is one the best ROE TV movies ever, and I watched them a lot.

And as every other ROE TV movie, don't watch trailer if you plan to watch the movie as it shows everything!

Reviewed by cyclingreimagined 5 / 10

Technically inferior. Just mundane for everything else except lighting.

Feels like it was shot on an iPhone using only ambient light. Colour changes, shadows come and go.

The photography was OK but the lighting was careless.

Lead actress may have followed direction but she overacted as if her viewers were on Nickelodeon.

I suspect the director not the female lead since other characters also overused their facial expressions, especially with their eyes.

The Dash character may have been a bright spot and I predict a bright future if he says in the industry.

I can't tell if the abstract art was supposed to be quality or justifiably dismissed. But it didn't appear to be popular or accessible.

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