Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door

TV Movie
Comedy, Romance • 2005
Mark and Theresa fall in love, but their overbearing mothers ruin their wedding plans and possibly their future together.


TV Movie


Comedy, Romance

Original Air Date





  • Crystal Allen
  • Ken Marino
  • Patty Duke
  • Patrick Duffy
  • Shelley Long
  • Greg Cromer
  • Brigid Brannagh
Saying goodbye to the Pacific Northwest and a dead-end relationship, Theresa Connelly (Crystal Allen, Maid in Manhattan) has come back home to sunny L.A. Sharing an apartment with her former college roommate Angela (Brigid Brannagh, The Man in the Iron Mask), she’s only a boat ride away from her parents on Catalina Island. Theresa may be starting over, but some things remain the same, like her affection for Mark Lucas (Ken Marino, Love for Rent), a charter-pilot eager to finally turn their childhood crush into something serious. There’s one problem: Theresa’s mother Bridget (Academy Award winner Patty Duke, Bigger Than the Sky). Her feud with Mark’s mother Betsy (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Shelly Long, Cheers) over competing neighbourhood Halloween parties has been a bitter rivalry for years—and there’s no way that these West Coast Hatfields and McCoys will accept their children falling in love.