A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
"Tournaments are so brutal when you're not winning." "If you don't love what you do, you won't have much success at it." "Things always work out the way they're supposed to."
Positive Role Models
Whitney seems unwilling to deal with her grief and how it affects her on and off the course. Although it's a full two years since her mother's death, she seems to be discussing the repercussions of the problem only now for the first time. A man remains isolated after his wife's death.
Although the action is set in Hungary, everyone speaks English, and the main characters do so with American/Canadian accents. The entire cast is White.
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Violence & Scariness
A woman's mother died two years before the action begins.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink champagne.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Love on the Right Course is a Hallmark romance about an American pro golfer who has been on a losing streak since her mother's death. She goes home to Hungary to be with her widowed dad, who is also struggling. Romance brews on and off the course as she tries to regain her enthusiasm for the game and rouse her dad from his grief. Adults kiss. Adults drink champagne. The action is filmed in Hungary but the dialogue is in English. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The perfect audience for Love on the Right Course is a tween who loves predictable romance. For anyone with more life experience than that age range affords, this will appear trite, dull, and devoid of a single original idea. That Newbrough and Rosner are attractive presences with large, even-toothed smiles is indisputable, but is that enough to get an audience through 84 minutes of running time plus another 30 minutes of inescapable ads (depending on the streaming platform)? No, because no adult humans behave the way the characters here behave. Drama is manufactured in painfully inept confrontations -- anyone with two sentences to announce just shows up to announce them, instead of calling or texting the way people communicate in real life. Whitney never actually asks Daniel to be her caddy but is hurt that he doesn't push his way into that position. Also, except for gratuitous references to chicken paprikash and goulash, the Hungarian setting plays absolutely no role in the plot.
Add to that absurdity the film's overriding mushy wisdom: "You have to chase your own dreams even if you haven't dreamt them yet." Even Hallmark's own greeting card division would reject that pearl. Maybe the good news is that in this movie, there are no surprises.
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