Pugsley McFly’s review published on Letterboxd:
The movie comes across as an after-school special is blended with a sentimental movie for the Hallmark Channel. It's cute, sentimental, and adorably cheesy. Since the vast majority of the movie was shot on location in many suburban neighborhoods of San Diego, it quickly made me feel homesick. I was born and raised in southern California. Many of the locations appearing in the movie are familiar territory for me. Shout out to Lestat's Coffee! In fact, a favorite restaurant of mine is located right across the street from the Lafayette Hotel, which is prominently featured toward the end of the movie.