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Love on Iceland Preview

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

Saturday night, Hallmark Channel unveils another hybrid romantic comedy/travelogue with Love on Iceland, which filmed across the titular continent and may have a few folks casually price shopping excursions by the first commercial break.

Headlined by Kaitlin Doubleday and Hallmark first-timer Colin Donnell and co-starring Patti Murin and fellow Hallmark newbies Preston Sadleir and Kate Easton, the movie is an ensemble of sorts about a group of college friends who reconnect over a quick getaway. The central couple are Chloe and Charlie, who were former sweethearts.

Love on Iceland

When Chloe (Doubleday) and hr BFF Isabella (Murin) decide to get the band back together on short notice, Charlie (Donnell) unexpectedly arrives via a secondary invitation from Kenneth (Sadleir), who didn’t realize Chloe had excluded him. What starts out awkward thaws pretty quickly as the group, and the couple, fall back into familiar banter with each other.

They’re also accompanied by tour guide, Johann (Jóel Sæmundsson), who becomes a de facto sixth to their party. As the gang travels the country, Chloe is also mulling a professional opportunity to move from podcast producing to hosting, while Charlie is considering getting off the merry-go-round of being a globetrotting photographer, which is the thing that fractured their romance years earlier.

Love on Iceland

The movie is a mix of group interactions and one-offs with Charlie and Chloe as he helps her get closer to her dream job, which makes him seriously re-evaluate the life he’s missing out on. It’s also gorgeous to look at.

It’s fun to see husband-and-wife Donnell and Murin in a project together and I vote that she’s the lead the next time they team up. Clare Niederpruem, who directed November’s Holiday for Heroes, directs a script by Joey Elkins and Blake Silver.

Love on Iceland

Love on Iceland premieres Saturday at 9 pm/8c on Hallmark Channel. Here’s a sneak peek.

Photos and Videos Courtesy of Crown Media.

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