Movie Review: Take a Chance (C)

Released in 2006, Take a Chance is a minor romantic comedy directed by John Lyde (One Man’s Treasure, Money Or Mission) and starring a handful of familiar faces from the LDS film world.

Given its direct-to-DVD pedigree — and somewhat ordinary and predictable story — you likely won’t be expecting much from Take a Chance, and it will probably meet your expectations. Take a Chance has some pleasant characters you may like and root for, although there is about three too many of them for an effective narrative.

Take a Chance has some religious elements — not a surprise given the participants — but fails to take advantage of them, ignoring the one thing that could have set the story apart from convention. The result is a film that’s fairly uninteresting in both story and theme.

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