By Claire Zachary
Mother knows best when it comes to matters of the heart… or does she? Before Amy Meyers' (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) mother dies from cancer, she helps Amy draft a “foolproof” timeline for the rest of her life. Of course with this being a Lifetime movie, it is not so simple. Amy did manage to follow mother’s orders and gets elected class president, travels through Europe, attends law school, and becomes a successful Seattle lawyer. As for finding love, Amy adamantly tries to stick to the plan by marrying her seventh boyfriend. However, she did not anticipate falling for boyfriend number six, a good-looking, yet cocky, young buck climbing the corporate ladder named Daniel (Brad Rowe). Just like a savvy lawyer she tries to get her way and shops around for a replacement “number 6,” who happens to be Peter Connor (we would commonly refer to him as Dr. McDreamy nowadays, Patrick Dempsey). Peter is a former Wall Street broker turned bagel shop owner who fortunately has a crush on Amy. After an innocent weekend trip develops into a romantic escapade with Peter, Amy begins to second guess her literal interpretation of her mother’s timeline. Is it time to let go of her mother’s hand and follow her heart? This film is big screen worthy, so I guess Lifetime and its viewers are the “lucky” ones.