Culture shock begins at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.
Lucy's relationship with Blanche (Siobhan Fallon Hogan) is more fun to watch than her relationship with Ted. When Lucy arrives, she asks Blanche if she is her executive assistant; she replies, "No, I'm your secretary. Would you be need one of those?" She's a scrapbooking, baking Christian, and mirrors everything Lucy is not. On their first meeting, she asks Lucy, "Have you found Jesus?" Lucy glibly replies that she didn't know he was missing. Lucy gets a big laugh out of it, but Blanche fails to see the humor. Later she asks Lucy if she looks down on the Minnesotans because they, among other things, bring up Jesus in the course of regular conversation. It's so refreshing to see everyday evangelism modeled, even in a very simplistic way, in a mainstream movie. I'm challenged by Blanche's openness and frankness in bringing Jesus into her daily conversations, even with her new boss.
This movie attains the heights to which it reaches: a cute romantic comedy with a few laughs and a predictable plot. Like Christmas candy, enjoyable and sweet, but ultimately forgettable.
Bottom line, 2 1/2 stars.