Monday, July 22, 2013

New to DVD from Hallmark Channel and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment: Smart Cookies -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


"Bite into some summer fun when the uplifting family film, Smart Cookies, arrived on DVD July 2 from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and Hallmark Channel.  In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Bailee Madison (Just Go With It, Parental Guidance) and Jessalyn Gilsig (“Glee”), star alongside multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated actress Patricia Richardson (“Home Improvement”) in the heart-warming story about discovering what truly makes life sweet. When a no nonsense realtor is assigned the task of leading a struggling Girl Scout troop, she learns that there is more to life than the bottom line, and along the way she is able to instill a few important lessons in the girls as well. Enjoy the delicious Smart Cookies DVD, available July 2 at the suggested retail price of $14.93."

Price: Combo $14.93
Street Date: July 2, 2013 
Language:    English   
Running time: 87 minutes                                 
Rating: NR


My Thoughts:

You know you are getting old and/or a parent when you sit down with your kids to watch a family friendly film, and get happy to see the adult actors you remember from your childhood in the film.  In this film, which follows a realtor who is given an unlikely community service assignment -- help a struggling Girl Scout troop with the annual regional cookie drive competition.  Together

This film also includes Jessalyn Gilsig, who played Will Schuester's ex-wife on Glee.  It was nice to see her again in this heartwarming movie, as Julie, the realtor who needs to take a step back and reassess her priorities, as she realizes, with the help of the Girl Scout troop she is asked to help, that there is more important things in life than money and the bottom line.  Along the way, as she grows as a person, she helps teach the young girls about a sense of pride, self-esteem and friendship.

Will they win the regional cookie drive competition?  You will have to pick up a copy of this DVD to find out. :-)  This Hallmark movie will have you reaching for tissues, as you laugh, cry and cheer on the girls Troop 114, Fireflies, whose co-captain, Daisy (Bailee Madison) will melt your heart. She is just so gosh darn cute. :-)


One lucky reader will win a copy of this recent DVD release, thanks to the folks at Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. we love movies but my kids loved despicable me 2 but we have alsome loved monsters university and turbo my daughter is a brownie and would love this one

  2. Monsters Inc

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  3. Hallmark's A Taste of Romance (2012)--just watched it last night.
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  4. My grandkids really liked Despicable Me 2.

  5. we saw Despicable Me 2 - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com