Hallmark Hall of Fame’s newest movie, Remember Sunday might give you some deja vu: think 50 First Dates with fewer laughs and a lot more heart.
In Remember Sunday, Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel plays Molly, a down-on-her luck waitress who can never seem to catch a break. That’s until she meets Gus, played by Chuck cutie Zachary Levi, and things finally start to look up. Unfortunately, three years ago, Gus suffered a brain aneurysm, which left him with complete loss of his short‐term memory. That means each day is a brand new day for Gus and, despite the fact that he is never able to remember Molly, there is something special about her makes him fall in love with her all over again. Every day.
At the film’s premiere Levi explained to Hollywood.com that Gus’s memory condition would be a challenge for any couple, but their determination is what makes Gus and Molly so special. “They have a lot of heart. They care about each other, and they care enough to struggle and try and work it out,” he said. Bledel agreed with the sentiment, saying she was drawn to Molly’s willingness to take chances with her heart. “They really both are willing to work hard to make somebody else happy and they just have such a great willingness to do that and naturally they’re just great people.”
Now, any girl would be hesitant to jump into a relationship with a man who doesn’t remember you in the morning, and Bledel explained that Molly will question whether or not this is something she wants to be a part of. “It’s an incredible challenge so we don’t know how long they actually can be together, but I think the fact that she even decides to try is very moving and inspiring,” Bledel said.
Viewers will ultimately be left smiling when the ending credits for Remember Sunday roll across their TV screens this weekend, but the movie’s final scene still leaves the audience to fill in the blank about the couple’s future. In fact, Levi said that this was one of the very reasons he signed on for the film. He explained, “We don’t really know [what happens to the couple] and the reality is that was something I actually appreciated about the script. It kind of leaves it a little bit open-ended for the audience to decide.”
Remember that Remember Sunday, premieres this — you guessed it — Sunday, April 21, at 9 PM on ABC.
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