Poppy Summerall is hired near Halloween as a temporary nanny by Ryan Lawson, a widowed, work-obsessed executive. Through a series of adventures, the eternally optimistic Poppy sets out to teach Ryan and his two young children what’s important in life – unconditional love, family and the joy of everyday occurrences.
Sam Jaeger was always one of my favourite things about Parenthood and here he is again being all adorable with kids and falling in love with his nanny played by Ashley Williams. They had great chemistry and would love to see them do another film together.
Once again, much to my surprise, the kids helped make this film doubly cute and Zoe the “other woman” was magnanimous in the end. I loved the message behind getting Zach to dress up as a spider to conquer his fear of them. The running joke between Poppy and Ryan of different app ideas was funny and the whole hug/car keys moment was all kinds of endearingly awkward.
Most eye roll inducing moment: Way overboard with the Halloween decorations. I mean I don’t even get why Halloween is a thing to begin with but it was definitely blown out of all proportion in this film!