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Mary-Kate Olsen may dress like an urban hobo in drag, but you will never see her kissing Scott Wolf on a lighthearted Oxygen Network drama about workplace bullying. That is why when I saw a trailer for a CBS Sunday night movie starring Winona Ryder, I simply flipped my wig. When I think “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation the first plot line scenario that comes to mind goes something like this;
The guy from Coach gets stranded on Christmas Eve in an airport with his long-lost daughter and her rebellious teenagers. Mean while Sally Field waits at home in anticipation for her husband who would never bore her any children. A classic tale of resentment, abandonment, loneliness, rage, and holiday cheer that is guaranteed to put the emotional sprinklers on autopilot.
Shoplifting was a way cooler career move than agreeing to appear in this lame television tear jerker. Who doesn’t like to see a celebrity portrayal a cancer stricken single mother snowed in for the holidays with her dysfunctional family in a cabin by Lake Oberon, but not when it is being acted out by a once successful movie star.
Really and truly, the title of the movie is literally “When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story”. I want a Hollywood where movie stars don’t mingle with the television stars. Sure, go to Japan and make incredibly low-budget commercials for engraved dog chain phone cards, but when you are in this country keep your shit respectable.