This is a really fun movie mystery with plenty of twists. There are lots and lots of possible outcomes with this one. I was guessing who done it all the way til the end of the movie. After All These Years is packed full of some of my favorite actors and actresses. Ya gotta love Wendie Malick and Gregory Harrison to name just two. Another Hallmark winner.
Be careful of what seems to be perfect marriages. Sometimes, they aren’t quite as perfect as they appear – even if you happen to be one of the spouses. This is what we learn from “After All These Years,” a comedy thriller premiering Saturday, April 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C) on Hallmark Movie Channel that features a top-drawer cast. Starring are Emmy® Award nominee Wendie Malick (“Hot in Cleveland” and “Just Shoot Me”), Emmy® winner Andrea Martin (“SCTV” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and the ever-suave Gregory Harrison (“M*A*S*H” and “Undercover Bridesmaid”) along with Martha Burns (“Love and Savagery”). As the film kicks off, Audrey Brandon (Malick) has just celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary to what seems like the greatest husband on earth, Michael (“Barclay Hope from The Killing”). But as soon as the party’s over, Michael tells Audrey that the marriage is over. He’s leaving her for a younger woman. Audrey is sent reeling and spends a summer grieving the trauma of getting dumped. Then she suddenly awakes one evening to find Michael stabbed to death on her kitchen floor and she has no idea how he got there. Now she finds herself the lead suspect in the killing of her no-good, two-timing ex, and she does what any innocent jilted spouse would do: she flees. Yes, Audrey becomes a fugitive from justice, except that in this case justice won’t be served until she finds the real killer(s). So while dodging the cops, she skips town and enlists the help of best friends Anita (Martin) and Phyllis (Burns) along with a former student J.J. (Matt Ward) and a onetime love David (Harrison). Her quest for answers also leads Audrey to some of Michael’s confidants, including a former publicist, an ex-secretary and a best pal. It starts to seem as if anyone and everyone could have had a motive to bump off Mike. Finally, the clues start to add up and a potential real suspect is singled out. But that doesn’t mean the mystery is necessarily solved in “After All These Years.” There is plenty of good, lighthearted fun that features laughs along the way while clearing your name.
I received a screeners copy of the movie for review