Margaret lives alone in Southern California. She was blindsided when her fiancé said their marriage wasn’t working and they separated. Her older sister and her sister’s daughter show up on the doorstep. Margaret wasn’t expecting Josephine and ten-year-old Hannah. Margaret has a lot of obsessive-compulsive behaviors that have gotten worse since the break-up. Hannah can’t believe that Margaret works as a party planner. She thinks it doesn’t seem that Margaret would even know what a party is? Josephine leaves for a couple of days to go to a seminar and she asks if Hannah can stay. Surprisingly, Margaret and Hannah start to really get along with each other.
Josephine and Hannah are nothing like Margaret and it seems they could not be from the same family or related at all? This film moves along at a slow pace and you wonder what is going to happen at the end? But you become very drawn into the characters and care about what happens to them. The actors seem to become the characters instead of acting just as them. There is a twist to the ending. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
90 min, Comedy directed by Nikki Braendlin with Caroline Fogarty, Bonnie McNeil, Laurel Porter and the voices on the phone of Dee Wallace and Jenny O’Hara.
Note: Imdb 7.1 out of 10, 80% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.2* out of 5* with 41 reviews.
Special Note: Caroline Fogarty was in Waitress and Legally Blondes. Bonnie McNeil was in Red Poppies and Sympathy for Delicious.