Welcome to Girls Gone Hallmark, a Hallmark movie review podcast! Today, Megan and Wendy, kick off the 2023 Countdown to Christmas reviews with “Checkin’ It Twice” starring Kevin McGarry and Kim Matula. Will this Christmas/hockey/love story movie score or will it leave viewers wondering why Hallmark chose this to lead off the season?
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About “Checkin’ It Twice”
- “Checkin It Twice” was filmed in March 2023 in Kelowna, BC.
- The script was written by newcomer Steve Beauregard who reportedly contacted 103 producers and eight of them asked to see his script. It was purchased in September 2022.
- The movie title was originally “Christmas Goals.”
- “Checkin’ It Twice” was directed by Kevin Fair who most recently directed “3 Beds, 2 Bath, 1 Ghost.”
- Kim Matula stars as Ashley. Kim has been in 10 episodes of UnReal as well as over 900 episodes of the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Kim starred in one of our favorite movies from last year: “Ghosts of Christmas Always.”
- Kevin McGarry plays hockey player Scott Briggs. McGarry has 39 acting credits and can be seen in “When Calls the Heart.” He also plays Mr. Lacey Chabert in the Wedding Veil movies and was in last year’s “My Grown Up Christmas List.”
- Brittany Mitchel plays Julie. She has 23 acting credits that bounce back and forth between Hallmark movies and darker offerings like “He’s Not Worth Dying For.”
- Jamila Hall plays Becca. She has just 11 acting credits including the “Dying to Belong” remake starring Shannen Doherty.
- Toothless Tony is played b Jaxon Jenson who has a total of 6 acting credits, and this appears to be his first Hallmark gig.
- As of the recording of this episode, “Checkin’ It Twice” had received a 7.3/10 rating on IMDB.
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