The Betty White Hallmark Movie That's Actually Worth Your Time

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The world became a lot less bright after "Golden Girls" alum and pop icon Betty White died in December 2021, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. White's fans and family members still found ways to honor her on her birthday, and her hometown paid tribute with various foods and festivities. It's no surprise that the world continues to honor White, as she arguably became America's favorite golden girl over the course of her 80 years in showbiz. Per IMDb, she held many iconic roles — from Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls," to Elka Ostrovsky on "Hot in Cleveland." Though White is best-known for her roles in sitcoms, she also appeared in films like "The Proposal," "You Again," "Bringing Down the House," and "Toy Story 4."

White made a name for herself as a comedian, though she did occasionally dabble in drama. One such example is her 2011 film on the Hallmark channel called "The Lost Valentine," which remains one of the popular network's must-watch movies, even over a decade later.

The Lost Valentine stars Betty White as the wife of a missing WWII veteran

According to IMDb, "The Lost Valentine" stars Betty White, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Sean Faris, and it's the perfect film to watch ahead of Valentine's Day. Per the Hallmark Channel, the film opens in 1943 to tell the story of young couple named Neil and Caroline, who fall in love and get married. A pregnant Caroline waits for Neil as he leaves to fight in World War II, but he is reported missing in action and never returns. Flashing forward to the present day, an elderly Caroline (portrayed by White) returns to the same train station every year on Valentine's Day in hopes that her long-lost love may appear. Reporter Susan Allison (Love Hewitt) is assigned to work on a profile piece on Caroline. The film then pivots to follow Susan as she discovers the truth about Neil's disappearance and gradually develops feelings for Caroline's grandson (Faris).

Per IMDb, "The Lost Valentine" is based on James Michael Pratt's novel of the same name. It enjoyed commercial success, and earned White a Screen Actor's Guild nomination for Best Female Actor In A Television Movie or Miniseries. TV Insider reported that the film re-aired in January 2022 as part of Hallmark's Betty White Birthday Marathon. As of this writing, "The Lost Valentine" is currently available to rent or purchase via platforms like Amazon. You can also stream it on the Hallmark Movies Now app.