For the past decade, Brooke Walkins (Denise Richards) has led a successful morning radio talk show giving relationship advice to the residents of Anne Arbor, Michigan. But when the station manager tells the show’s producer, Kenzie Parker (Ansley Gordon), that the show is “stale, flat, boring” she hatches a plan to save their faltering ratings.
Brooke reluctantly admits to her audience that she’s separated from her husband, Todd (James Hyde). Kenzie’s plan is put into motion – a series of live, on-air blind dates to find her the perfect match for the radio station’s annual Christmas party.
The interesting premise sets the ball rolling on what could have been a rollicking good time. But the writing falls flat, far from the comedic good times of Bruce Willis and Kim Bassinger in “Blind Date.”
Denise Richards’s character is a far cry from her early days of acting in movies like Starship Troopers, Wild Things, and as the titular Bond girl in The World is Not Enough. Interestingly, she played Dr. Christmas Jones opposite Pierce Brosnan – I’ll save you from the eye rolling pun he uttered at the film’s conclusion.