The Secrets of Bella Vista


Drama / Romance

IMDb Rating 6.6 10 288

Plot summary

September 26, 2022 at 02:54 PM


Heather Hawthorn Doyle

Top cast

Rachelle Lefevre as Tess Delaney
Niall Matter as Damhnaic McAuley
Tasya Teles as Lourdes
Helena Marie as Isabel
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775.87 MB
English 2.0
30 fps
1 hr 24 min
P/S 10 / 68
1.55 GB
English 5.1
30 fps
1 hr 24 min
P/S 6 / 70

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Jackbv123 7 / 10

Mystery and romance

This has many of the usual plot elements. Save the family orchard. Lady exec, Tess, who has an amazing assistant, up for promotion inherits half the estate. Quest to find hidden or lost family treasure. Tess had single mom and now is finding family she never knew. Male opposite, Damhniac, helps with the quest. Yet somehow it didn't feel like the same old same old. There is a bit more of a detective mystery than the usual quest story.

Meanwhile there is the relationship between Tess and Damh but it doesn't get as much screentime as a simple rom/com. Niall Matter and Rachelle Lefevre do have chemistry even if it's shortchanged for screentime.

Reviewed by Bill-412 1 / 10

Oh Brother

Let's see, in the first thirty minutes we have pregnant lesbians, a cliche hispanic family, immigration problems, and a Holocaust backstory. That checks so many woke boxes, they must be going for an award.

Too bad, because there is a kernel of a good story here, with two sisters, various legal problems from an interesting family history, artistic family members, and a love story. The three lead actors are pretty good, although the others are less than meh.

Why is this so difficult? Keep it simple and tell the story without the distractions. The Hallmark machine is making few and far between good movies at this point, apparently losing its focus.

Reviewed by gfrasmd 1 / 10

Perhaps, it should be better kept a secret.

The story had good potential. It has been turned into an awkward mess. The evident, painful, effort to include as many woke messages as possible has diluted and chopped the action with a series of unnecessary, intrusive cameos, more bothersome than the included commercials. The sequences are so out of place that even actors and actresses involved seem uneasy and appear phony. Of course, some of these thespians may be drab to begin with.

Possibly because of these foreign elements and diversions, the story does not run convincingly. The end result is a tale with uneven tones, wrong nuances, and questionable chemistry even between the main characters.

Hallmark has to decide whether to produce honest and good entertainment or lectures. It cannot be done on the same canvas. Too often in their recent productions, the lack of clear objectives translates into erratic and totally uninspired films.

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TruthTellingHurts September 29, 2022 at 01:06 am

Touching until the l3sbo coupl3 having a baby. Hard pass on this totally wok3 BS

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dplace65 September 26, 2022 at 02:44 pm

The wokism ruined the story, 1/10