Midnight at the Magnolia
Starring: Natalie Hall, Evan Williams, Michael Gordin Shore, Steven Cumyn, Alison Brooks
Maggie (Natalie Hall) and Jack (Evan Williams) are childhood family friends and now as adults give dating advice together on their popular local radio show. When they find out their show is being shopped around for national syndication, their boss encourages them to introduce their significant others to their families for a live, on-air New Year’s Eve special. Knowing their fathers’ local jazz club, The Magnolia, is struggling financially, Maggie and Jack agree to the special as long as it’s hosted at the club. But when Maggie and Jack are both dumped before the big event, Jack suggests they pretend to be a couple and surprise their listeners with the news during a midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve! Walking in on a “practice” kiss, Maggie and Jack’s families are over the moon that they “finally” got together—so much that Maggie and Jack can’t bear to disappoint them with the truth. But as the two friends masquerade as a pair of lovebirds, they begin to wonder if there might be real feelings between them after all.
Netflix’s Top 10 in the U.S. and Australia (November 2020)
2022 Canadian Screen Awards nominee for “Best TV Movie”