Catch a Falling Star

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  • TV-PG
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.9  (548)

Catch a Falling Star is a 2000 made-for-television romantic comedy film directed by Bob Clark, starring Sela Ward, Rebecca Jenkins, and Andrew Jackson. The movie revolves around Sydney Clarke (Sela Ward), a famous Hollywood movie star who reluctantly returns to her childhood home of Riverina, a small town in Canada, to attend her high school reunion. Sydney is apprehensive about how her hometown will receive her, especially after her mother's recent passing.

Once in Riverina, Sydney rekindles her old friendship with her former high school flame, Gavin Miller (Andrew Jackson), who now owns a local garage. Gavin has always been in love with Sydney and is excited to see her again. Sydney is attracted to Gavin's down-to-earth personality and good looks but hesitant to get involved with a small-town guy who is not part of the Hollywood scene.

Meanwhile, Sydney reconnects with her childhood friend, Bonnie (Rebecca Jenkins), who is excited to have her best friend back in town. Bonnie is a successful real estate agent who is selling Sydney's childhood home, which has been empty since her mother's death. Bonnie is also a single mother raising a teenage daughter, who is having problems adjusting to small-town life.

As Sydney spends more time in Riverina, she begins to appreciate the simple life and genuine friendships she had forgotten. Gavin takes Sydney to places where she would never find in Hollywood, and they share a lot of laughter and memories together. However, Sydney's movie-star persona sets her apart from the locals, and she realizes that she has two different lives, one in Hollywood and one in Riverina.

Sydney is scheduled to go back to Hollywood to commence filming on her next project, but she has yet to make up her mind about her relationship with Gavin. Bonnie and Sydney have a heart-to-heart talk, and Bonnie persuades Sydney to come out of her shell and pursue a relationship with Gavin. After all, Gavin had always been there for her, even when she was too busy with Hollywood.

As Sydney makes her way to the airport, she realizes that she cannot leave Gavin and Riverina. She rushes to the garage where Gavin is, and they share a romantic moment before Sydney decides to stay in Riverina indefinitely. Sydney decides to purchase the local inn and turn it into a community center, while Gavin and his crew renovate the place.

The movie concludes with Sydney and Gavin officially declaring their love for each other and kissing passionately in front of the inn, as the locals cheer them on. Bonnie and her daughter also find their happily ever after, as she begins a romance with a local teacher.

Catch a Falling Star is a feel-good romantic comedy that tackles the theme of finding one's true self and embracing what is truly important in life. The movie showcases the beauty of small-town living, and how true love transcends social status and fame. The chemistry between Ward and Jackson is believable and heartwarming, and Rebecca Jenkins shines as the quirky yet lovable Bonnie.

Overall, Catch a Falling Star is an enjoyable film that will leave a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

Catch a Falling Star is a 2000 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 26 min
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    5.9  (548)