Warming Up To You Movie Review

“Warming Up To You” was the first Hallmark May Movie of 2022! It’s considered a Hallmark Bonus Original movie and it stars Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell. This is the “Warming Up To You” Movie Review, along with some links to interviews and reviews on the Deck The Hallmark Podcast!

Main cast of "Warming Up To You" on a front porch of a cabin, left to right is Devon Alexander, Cindy Busby, Kristopher Russell and Caitlin Stryker

It’s Hallmark May Movie time!!! Whooohooo!!!! Usually, Hallmark has a theme for its May movies, but for Hallmark’s May 2022 movies… there is no theme. Technically, all the May 2022 movies are filed under the category of Hallmark “Bonus Originals” movies. The first movie to start us out is “Warming Up To You” starring Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell in a movie that revolves around a personal trainer working to get an action star back into tip-top shape! I’ve shared my review, as well as links to the podcast and Youtube video reviews from the Deck the Hallmark Podcast fellas! You do not want to miss listening to those!

Cindy Busby roasts a marshmallow over a firepit with Kristopher Russell looking on at her

My Review:

Boy, did I have concerns about this movie when I saw the previews for May 2022 movies! Christopher Russell in a fat suit, that appears to actually just be a pillow? Oh jeez. Truly, I thought this movie would surely be the worst. I have to say though, I was pleasantly surprised by “Warming Up To You!” Not only was I totally entertained for the entire movie… it was a sweet story as well!

We don’t generally see a lot of personal training stories in these movies, and I thought that was a nice change of pace. I loved the love story. It was great that Rick’s ex is the star in the new movie. I loved that Kate thought that a toilet flushes and that clearly meant that Rick and his ex had made up. I even loved the little bits and pieces of health advice! Truly though, I’m not going to say anything better than The Deck The Hallmark Podcast did. See the links below to listen to their detailed and full review! Warning – your stomach may hurt from laughing too hard!

The Deck The Hallmark Podcast Movie Review

What did The Deck The Hallmark guys think? You can listen or watch, whichever you like!

Listen On Spotify:

Listen on Apple Podcasts:

Listen to the episode on Google Podcasts HERE.

Would you rather watch on YouTube?


Do you love the stars of this movie?! Well, the guys have interviewed both Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell! Neither interview is related to the “Warming Up To You” movie, but they are delightful to listen to anyway! Links to listen are below!

Cindy Busby in a pair of white boxing gloves with her hands up ready to box

Cindy Busby Interview

Listen On Spotify:

Listen on Apple Podcasts:

Listen to the episode on Google Podcasts HERE.

Kristopher Russell in a blue suit with a green smoothie in hand

Christopher Russell Interview

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Listen on Apple Podcasts:

Listen to the episode on Google Podcasts HERE.

Wrap Up – Warming Up To You Movie Review

Cindy Busby and Kristopher Russell standing back to back in front of a lake looking at each other from the side

That’s it for this week’s May Bonus Original movie! I hope you enjoyed the “Warming Up to You” movie review as much as I did! If you haven’t listened to the Deck The Hallmark Podcast review from above, I highly recommend it. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, as always! Happy Hallmarking!

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The Deck The Hallmark Podcast Movie Guide

Cover of the book "I'll Be Home For Christmas Movies" which is a red door with a Christmas Wreath hanging on it

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It has reviews of tons of Hallmark Christmas movies, along with entertaining ideas and recipes. I love mine and I look at it regularly. The recipes are delicious!

This is a fantastic gift idea as well! Make sure you get your copy ordered in time for Christmas movie watching!

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These movie reviews and any articles found on this site are my own and my own opinions. I am in no way affiliated or employed by The Hallmark Corporation, Crown Media, or The Deck The Hallmark Podcast. These opinions are my own and have no professional expertise involved. Any statements are simply opinions and advice.

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