Picks and Pans Review: Picking Up and Dropping Off

UPDATED 12/15/2003 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/15/2003 at 01:00 AM EST

ABC Family (Sun., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. ET)

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In this inoffensive TV movie, the Denver airport is the primary setting—and love is stuck in a holding pattern.

Jane (Amanda Detmer, from last season's flop sitcom A.U.S.A.), separated from her Chicago-based husband, has custody of their daughter (Maggie Hill) during the school year. Will (former Party of Five star Scott Wolf) has an ex-wife in Los Angeles and a son (Liam Ranger) who joins him for vacations in Denver. Because their kids log a lot of miles, Jane and Will run into each other regularly at the airport. There's an obvious mutual attraction, but neither of them is what you'd call forward. It takes Will and Jane ages to get to know each other—their hearts are wounded, understand—and when they finally arrange a dinner date, they forget to exchange phone numbers. Uh-oh, someone's going to be stood up, causing more delay on the flight path to romance.

Detmer and Wolf are an attractive pair, and there is something charming about a movie that postpones the first kiss till the last scene. But some may wish Jane and Will would quit hemming and hawing and go make out in the VIP lounge.


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