Midnight at the Magnolia

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"This New Year's Eve, the countdown to love is on."
  • TV-G
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.8  (6,181)

Midnight at the Magnolia is a romantic comedy released in 2020. The film revolves around two close friends Maggie Quinn (Natalie Hall) and Jack Russo (Evan Williams) who host a radio show together. They are both living in their own apartments with their families constantly pressurizing them to settle down. Maggie and Jack come up with the idea to fake a relationship for their upcoming high school reunion where they are expected to arrive with partners.

The movie is set in Chicago, where the Magnolia Theater is located and is owned by Maggie's family. The Magnolia is the hub for live performances, acts, and other events, including Maggie and Jack's radio show. The opening shot of the movie showcases the beautiful interior of the theater, leaving a great impression on the audience. They witness the magic of the theater when Jack proposes to his girlfriend at the Magnolia.

Maggie and Jack begin to plan their fake relationship, and as they continue to work on the plan, they start to develop feelings for each other. The movie follows their journey as they start to explore their romantic feelings for each other. They start to understand each other's insecurities and their willingness to compromise for one another.

Their listeners are hooked to their conversations, and everyone is taking sides on whether or not Jack and Maggie are meant to be together. As expected, things between Maggie and Jack do not go as smoothly as they plan. Their fake relationship creates some awkward moments, and their families are not impressed with the dynamics. As the movie progresses, they encounter unexpected conflicts, and their personal lives start to take a toll.

The movie portrays how the traditional expectations of settling down and getting married can put unnecessary pressure on people. Midnight at the Magnolia tries to convey the message that people should not be influenced by society's expectations or other people's opinions regarding their relationships. Instead, they should cherish their individuality and find someone who appreciates them for who they are.

Natalie Hall and Evan Williams have great chemistry, and their banter is witty and engaging. The dialogue between the two is effortless and leaves the audience wanting more. Despite being cliché in structure, the movie has its fair share of comedic moments, and the supporting cast plays its part in keeping the audience engaged.

The movie's soundtrack is a mix of classic love songs and contemporary pop tunes, making it suitable for all audiences. The film's use of the Magnolia Theater is a perfect backdrop for the romantic comedy, and the audience is left in awe of the ambience of the venue.

Overall, Midnight at the Magnolia is a light-hearted romantic comedy that is perfect for those looking for a movie to watch with friends or family. The movie's charming plot, well-written dialogue, and lively soundtrack make it a must-watch for fans of the romantic comedy genre. The movie sends a positive message about finding love, which is not only appealing but also relatable to a wider audience. Anyone looking for a feel-good movie filled with romance and laughter can not go wrong with Midnight at the Magnolia.

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    1 hr 27 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (6,181)