When you think about it, a lot of movies and stories are someone meets someone and we go from there. One trope that I love is someone meets someone and realizes that someone in their life is who they have truly loved all along.
Add in girl sculpts perfect guy out of clay and magic brings them to life, who would have known, that would make me even happier and more into a story. I didn’t. But here we are and I am like, give me all the tropes and the nonsense and you’ll never see me happier.
The gist of Made for Each Other, “Rachel (Turshen), who uses magic to mold her ideal man, Clay (Aaron O’Connell), into reality but begins to fall for her real-life friend, David (Cohen), and embraces the flaws that make love perfectly imperfect.”
Now normally, I would walk you through the movie, because I have a huge issue being succinct. But the truth is, sometimes you don’t need to explain a movie, you don’t need to walk through lessons and lines. Sometimes – you just need to feel.
Movies and television shows are about the joy that they can and will bring. They are about what takes you out of the mundaneness of life. I think when it comes to Hallmark movies or you know most romance or feel good movies, we’ve been through so much in the past few years, that we’re searching for something.
For me, I am searching for that movie that makes me feel embarrassed and smiling. I am searching for that gleeful smile that I try to hide. I am searching for that laughter that feels sucked out of me since the beginning of the pandemic. I know the lessons. I know the stories. I just want to feel them again.
And well, I am thankful for the moments and the things in life that allow me to feel that way.
Made for Each Other was not a groundbreaking movie. It wasn’t great. But it also wasn’t bad. It managed to take a trope and mix it with a story that we’ve seen before and come up with something new. It gave us the whole reminder of what we need to look at – what is right in front of us.
Rachel had an idea of what she thought she wanted, but she realizes that she didn’t know what she wanted, because she didn’t even know who she truly was. I think to a certain point, we all experience this in our lives. A search for ourselves to be able to figure out the type of person that we want to be with.
It’s a journey, as is anything in life. We loved watching the journey these character made. From the beginning to the end, there wasn’t a minute that we didn’t enjoy the cheese.
Make no mistake, Made for Each Other is filled with a lot of cheesy goodness, but we’re the type that loves cheese. Give us cheese and give us corny, because it gives us joy.
And hey, that’s what this movie did. We ended the night with a smile on our face, laughter in our hearts, and a phone call to our shrink’s answering service letting them know movies sometimes explain why we’re not in a relationship with anyone better than they do.
Made for Each Other aired on The Hallmark Channel.