Wait with Me 2023 Movie Review
I love this series so was looking forward to the movie and was NOT disappointed! Andrew Biernat was made for the role of sexy “book boyfriend” Miles Hudson. Madison Lawlor nails the role of “smut writer” Kate Smith, AKA Mercedes Lee Loveletter, who loses her ability to finish her latest erotic novel until she visits Tire Depot…..and then gets her writing mojo back, but has to continue sneaking into the “comfort center” for free coffee and cookies to finish her book. And this is where she meets sexy mechanic, Miles. But. She introduces herself to him as her pen name, Mercedes. Of course we know THAT’s going to create problems down the road.
There’s laugh out loud moments (like when Kate’s author friend has pizza secretly delivered to her at Tire Depot) and the friendship between Kate, Lynsey (Jordan Blair Brown) and Dean (Caleb Slovak) and between Miles and best friend Sam (Laith Chaz Wallschleger) all work well. I particularly loved the scene where Dean confesses his attraction to Kate. But the real star of this movie is the chemistry between Andrew and Madison as Miles and Kate, struggling thru “friends with benefits” and catching feelings along the way. These actors absolutely deliver with authentic, believable performances and capture the audience from scene number 1.
This story is a slow buildup to the realization that Miles (who has sworn off relationships after his disastrous last one) can’t resist charming Kate (Mercedes to him) and starts to fall hard….leading up to her EX coming back to town to taunt them (terrific drunk “Dryston” scene by James Knight) and the realization that Miles didn’t know the REAL name of the woman he was falling for…..
In summary, I highly recommend this latest PassionFlix original, it sticks very close to the book as PassionFlix productions always do, with terrific acting throughout. Andrew will make you swoon and realize Kate/Mercedes never had a chance to resist the sexy mechanic, Miles Hudson.