I thought ‘The Lost Huband’ was going to be one of those Lifetime/Hallmark movies, and it is but at the same time it is not. The set up certainly is – a recently widowed woman, Libby (Leslie Bibb) shows up at. her aunt’s country house with her two kids after her husband dies and she loses the family home. The familiar tropes come in – she starts working as a farm hand and she is a city girl. Luckily, she is helped by the farm manager, O’Connor (Josh Duhamel) who, of course, in the beginning, hates her but we all know these two are attracted to each other, right? Of course, the film sets that up perfectly, although to its credit, it’s not a hard sell. The two have great chemistry, and I still, after all these years, feel tingly feelings whenever Duhamel is on screen. There’s a weird sub story line in the last part of the film about an unwanted child that I think maybe should have ended at the cutting floor, but really, a lot of this film is good if not great entertainment. You won’t be able to resist its charms after a while. I mean just go along with it!
Meanwhile, I started watching ‘The Rhythm Section’ because of Blake Lively, who I am kind of look as an actress. But there isn’t much else in the film that interests me, as Lively’s character becomes an assassin who seeks revenge for the murder of her family. I was instantly bored by the film, and it never gained ground.