Love In The Limelight Movie Review

Hallmark’s 2022 Fall season has begun and the first movie in the Fall Into Love collection did not disappoint! Hallmark has a BUNCH of new movies coming out this Fall season and I’m so excited! This “Love In The Limelight” movie review is the first of many new movie reviews for the season, so let’s dive in!

Carlos PenaVega looks on at Alexa PenaVega on stage together in a scene from "Love In The Limelight"

Fall movies have arrived over on Hallmark and I could not be more excited for them! I adore a good Fall-themed movie, as I love Fall best of all. Give me all the Fall movies, snacks, decorations, sports, weather, and food! I am so excited to see where this year’s “Fall Into Love” collection goes with all the new Fall themed movies! Usually, you can expect a lot of awesome decoration and scenery, and I am sure hoping for all the usual great stuff this year, too! So what are we waiting for!? Let’s get going on “Love In The Limelight!”

Scene from "Love in The Limelight" with Carlos and Alexa PenaVega taking a walk in down town Salt Lake City

My Review:

Every time I saw a preview for this movie on commercials I was quite skeptical. It sure didn’t look like a movie that was to be set during the background of the Fall season. And… it isn’t. Not a pumpkin or Fall decoration in sight here.

But having said that… I REALLY enjoyed this movie! I thought it was really great. The cast was fantastic (the TikTok Dancing Grandma was my favorite!) and the chemistry was really good! And I loved the story and plot of the movie as well.

I thought this was a fresh and new story from Hallmark as well. I don’t recall this storyline before for sure! And who doesn’t love penpals for fifteen years and then finally gets to meet? I loved the aspect of the slightly aging rock star that’s not so famous as he once was having to start over and find his relevance and voice again.

I also really enjoyed the music, which was written and performed by Carlos PenaVega himself! When the previews said there were 5 songs to be played in the movie, I had my doubts. That’s a lot of songs and I kind of thought it meant that this Hallmark movie was about to turn into a musical. But it didn’t! It was done so well!

I loved it! It’s a yes from me and I highly recommend it! I really enjoyed the movie a lot and I hope you do too!

“Love In The Limelight” – The Deck The Hallmark Podcast Movie Review

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Location, Location, Location

“Love In The Limelight” was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah in May of 2022. Why Salt Lake City? Who could say!?! The mountains are gorgeous though and it looks like a really nice place to visit!

Fun Film Facts

This movie has not one, but two fun facts!!

Fun Fact #1

Carlos PenaVega actually is a singer and songwriter and wrote all the songs for this movie! And he’s in a band called Big Time Rush, and they, at the time of press, are on tour!

Fun Fact #2

Did you think these two leads had great chemistry? Well, they should! Alexa and Carlos PenaVega are a real-life couple and are actually married! I just love it when the stars of the movies are couples in real life! They have been married since 2014 and have three kids together.

Carlos PenaVega looks on at Alexa PenaVega in a scene from "Love In The Limelight"

Wrap Up – Love In The Limelight

Our first Fall 2022 movie is in the books! I really enjoyed “Love In The Limelight” and I thought it was a good movie! I wish it had more Fall vibes to it, as I’m a big fan of the Fall season and Hallmark’s Fall movies! But even without the Fall decor, this movie was a fun watch and I was thoroughly entertained the entire time. The actors were great and the story and plotline were fresh and different. I highly recommend this movie! Let me know what you think when you watch it!


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