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Movie Review: Tell Me I Love You – Now available on VOD and DVD

The world is a crazy place right now. There is nothing but horrible news on the television, which is why my husband and I try to watch as little news as possible. We want to be informed, but we don’t want to be upset, scared and stressed out either.

It’s times like this that make me appreciate comedies. We have gone back to a lot of “old school” comedies (mostly from the 80’s) because we know they will make us laugh. Movies such as Airplane, Caddyshack and National Lampoon’s Vacation. 

We are always on the look out for new comedies too.

There is a new romantic comedy that was just released on VOD and DVD on June 2, 2020. The film is called Tell Me I Love You. 

Tell Me I Love You stars Kaniehtiio Horn (Death Wish), Paulina Cerrilla, and Sam Clark (Grease Live!), Renee Morrison (Divergent), Jamie Luner (Melrose Place), Al Sapienza (Jack Ryan) and former O-Town band member Ashley Angel Parker (Hairspray) rounding out the cast.

Melanie “Mel” (Horn), Ben (Clark) and Ally (Cerrilla) are best friends. Ally met Mel and Ben while in college studying music.

Now that they have graduated college, the trio rent a home in Malibu where they work and continue to make music together. Their dream is to one day make an album, but that requires a lot of cash, something they don’t have.

Ally’s family are anxious for her to marry her high school boyfriend. Ally is not ready for marriage, let alone marry her ex whom she has no feelings for.

Mel’s family want her to get married too. Mel is a lesbian, so they are OK with her marrying a female, but they would prefer her to marry a man.

Unbeknownst to Mel, there is a family trust that will give her $450,000 is she were to get married. That would be more than enough to finish their album.

With all that is going on (Mel needing to be married to get the cash, Ally being pressured to marry her ex boyfriend), the trio come up with a crazy scheme. Both Ally and Mel will pretend to marry Ben. Hopefully their families don’t find out. This way, Mel gets the money they need to make the album, and Ally’s family gets off her back about getting married.

Needless to say their plan is not flawless, especially because Mel has found love with a neighbor named Cassie, and Ally is feeling a bit jealous over Mel and Ben’s relationship, bring up the fact that she has legitimate feelings for Ben that go beyond just best friends.

How will this all play out? Will Mel get the money? Will they make the album? Or will things spiral out of control? To find out you need to purchase, rent or stream Tell Me I Love You. Look for it where ever movies are sold/rented/streamed.

Overall I thought it was an enjoyable movie. I wouldn’t say it was a blockbuster film that you could have seen in theaters, but it’s certainly better than a lot of Lifetime movies.

The acting was decent. I was actually really surprised to see Jamie Luner in this film. I remember watching her in the series Just the Ten of Us. Does anyone remember that show (I’m showing my age)?

I wouldn’t necessarily say the film was “predictable.” Some parts were, but I was thrown off by a few things in the story that I didn’t see coming.

I like the originality of the story line. I mean, it’s not like people have pretended to be married in films before (it has been done) but three best friends pretending to be married to each other is a bit different. Tossing in the same sex relationship adds another facet to this story line.

There are some songs sung in this film. They are not necessarily my “cup of tea,” but they weren’t that bad.

I don’t know what this film is rated. I would say PG-13.

I received a free online screener link to view the film. I do not know if there are any bonus features on the DVD.

Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

Kimberly

*I received a free screener link in order to review the film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.