I too thought it was cute, and the two leads were very appealing and likeable... especially compared to the last two new Hallmark movies. And I agree with you about Jocelyn Hudon. She is gorgeous but still relatable and seems to have more substance and natural acting ability than some of the other Hallmark actresses who seem to have been hired just because they are TV-beautiful. I think Jocelyn's a great fit for these types of movies and wouldn't mind seeing her in more of them.
I hadn't even noticed anything remotely close to cursing, so I'm surprised about the complaints you mentioned.
Haha! That's true. I hadn't really thought about it, but in a way I guess it was appropriate since they were all still getting over their pre-adult experiences.
I did like how they handle the reformed mean girl. I was never quite sure how reformed she really was until her last scene and I thought it was realistic that somebody like that could grow up to regret the way they behaved. I liked her realization that at least part of her motivation to marry him was because she wanted to prove to herself that she truly had changed. (Not that dating him would be any kind of hardship!)
In some ways, even though they had the immature romantic behavior of "Do you like-like him?" and all that... the main characters also showed quite a bit of maturity, especially in the final resolution, tree-house notwithstanding.
Plus it made it easier to root for the childhood BFFs because they truly loved and understood each other and they were equally gorgeous and attracted to each other... so of course they should get together. (They would have some seriously beautiful offspring!) The thing that was hard to believe was that they never dated before... but I guess IRL people do get stuck in their friend roles, even when everybody else who observes them knows they belong together.