How To Fall In Love

DVD Release: December 3, 2013
How To Fall In Love


An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, finds himself with a dating coach. He gets a date with a pretty woman he had his sights on for some time, but realizes they are incompatible. Meanwhile, his dating lessons with his teenage crush reawaken old feelings. Not realizing the feelings are mutual, he finds himself unable to act on them due to his fear of being rejected by the one he truly loves.

Dove Review

“How to Fall in Love” revolves around Harold, a painfully shy accountant who, at the urging of one of his best friends, hires a dating coach to help him learn self-confidence. Harold was a social misfit in high school and unfortunately has never really outgrown his teenage years.

Through mutual acquaintances, Harold is reconnected with his old high school crush, Annie Hayes, who is an event planner by night and a waitress by day. Harold’s heart still skips a beat for Annie, but she barely remembers him from school. However, when Annie needs some fast cash she offers herself as a dating coach for Harold with surprising results! Annie sets up eight dating lessons on topics such as “gaining self-confidence,” “breaking the ice” and “the art of conversation.” As Annie reshapes her client from a cripplingly shy wallflower into a self-assured bachelor, it turns out there’s more to Harold White than endless social humiliation.

Many can relate to the flashbacks of high school awkwardness and will find themselves empathizing with Harold’s plight. He was encouraged to be himself, make the conversation about someone other than himself, and he learned how to make a girl feel special. This film is a refreshingly different slant on the dating world without being cheesy. Parents are advised to be aware of several instances when wine and mixed drinks are consumed without excess in a social setting. We feel, however, that Hallmark has done a wonderful job crafting a story of love, lessons and life in a believable and humorous way, and we are happy to give the Dove Family Approved Seal for audiences ages 12 and up.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kisses-6; Hugs-2.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Social drinking--wine-2, mixed drinks-3--none to excess or intoxication.
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Cinedigm
Writer: Bart Fisher
Director: Mark Griffiths
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 86 min.
Reviewer: Nancy Bowens