Love, Guaranteed is an American rom-com film released on 3rd September 2020. Netflix was the distributor of this film. Mark Steven Johnson is the director, and Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy are the writers of the film.
The movie stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Damon Wayans Jr., Lisa Durupt, Caitlin Howden, Jed Rees, and many more.
Its story is about a not-so-lucky-in-love guy, Nick Evans (aka Damon Wayans Jr.), who would sue his dating app for false advertising because he is still single after 1,000 dates recommended by the app. Who would have guessed that the attorney he seeks to do this job, Susan Whitaker (aka Rachael Leigh Cook), would be his soulmate?
The film was based in Seattle. However, most of the production was done in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Love, Guaranteed Filming Locations
Vancouver Art Gallery
Since the film revolves around the courtroom, the exterior court scenes were filmed in this Art Gallery. This place made a perfect match for the movie as this was originally established as a provincial courthouse from 1911 to 1979. After that, the provincial courts were transferred to the Law Courts present south of the building.
Then, in the early 80s, the collection from the art museum of Western Canada was relocated to this museum.
Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Coquille Fine Seafood
A coral restaurant with a red couch where Nick would bring his dates is now a closed restaurant named Coquille Fine Seafood in Gastown.
The restaurant was opened in 2018 with a modern and creative menu of classic seafood and shellfish dishes escorted by an all-inclusive drink menu displaying handcraft cocktails and beer, noteworthy BC, and cosmopolitan wines.
The inner sources implied that there was a dispute between the fish house and its sibling restaurant, L’Abattoir which resulted in the restaurant’s shutdown.
Address: 181 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R5, Canada
You would remember the scenes from the beginning. Susan was driving her vintage Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (Zorro by nickname), playing Tiffany’s 80’s favorite I Think We’re Alone Now in the back. In that scene, she would be driving on the streets of Lower Lonsdale in this region.
Also, Susan’s house is beside the Andrews on 8th café.
Address: 273 8th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1Y9, Canada
North Vancouver is quite famous for hiking and skiing in the North Shore mountains, such as Grouse mountain.
Vancouver Rowing Club
In some scenes, you can see the 1911 clubhouse in this Rowing Club in the background. The rowing club was founded in 1886 as a Boating club. This serves as the institution for the sport of rowing and still continues to be the spot of athletic perfection.
This club is famous among the boaters around the Pacific Northwest. Visitor moorage is accessible throughout the year. You can make your reservations at the office or by making a call to the office. The contact details are available on the official website.
Address: 450 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
The extravagant house is shown as one of Nick’s ex-girlfriends Arianna’s was actually a luxurious residence including a huge swimming pool in the back in Fort Langley.
It is 9,075 square feet. This single-family house has five bedrooms, six full baths, two 2-piece bathrooms, a fireplace on the first floor. There is a garage attached to the house with enough space. The house was built in 2016 and is not on the market now.
Address: 21817 86a Ave, Fort Langley, BC V1M 3S7, Canada.
Rachael Leigh Cook and Damon Wayans Jr’s Little Stroll
The lead couple will have a nice walk around the Devonian Harbour Park and Stanley Park close to Coal Harbour in the film.
Devonian Harbour Park is a serene area comprising walkaways, seating, ponds, sculptures, and lawns. It briefly represents the layers of historical activities such as old settlements and industrial waterfronts.
Address: 1929 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2W9, Canada
Stanley Park is a public park located in the Downtown of Vancouver, British Columbia. Around eight million people are visiting this park every year. It is one-fifth the size of the Central Park of New York.
Address: Downtown Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada
Susan and Nick would first meet in front of a coffee van located in the intersection between Keefer Street and Gore Avenue in Chinatown. This was earlier used by the crew of the CW series Kung Fu.
Susan’s Whitaker Associates company office was in Keefer street. You would have noticed a scene when Zorro (Susan’s VW car) went through the Vancouver Chinatown Millennium Gate.
This gate marks the entrance of Chinatown. It has three ornate arches with tile roofs. The entrance was built as a tribute to the Chinese people and their role in Vancouver’s history.
Address: 26 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1R3, Canada
Republica Coffee Roasters
The Republica Coffee Roasters, where the scene involves a woman who wanted a date for her sister’s wedding, is located in Langley City. It is a bit hidden in a little alley. But, the place offers minimum seating with excellent coffee.
Address: 9203 Glover Road Bc, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2S4 Canada
Some of the scenes are filmed in a few famous places in Seattle. It also includes the Montlake Bridge. The bridge connects Montlake to the University District, which is located beyond the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
This double-leaf movable bridge was opened in 1925. The authority over the bridge is in the fantastic Neo-Gothic twin towers.
Address: Montlake Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
There are also a couple of shots with the Seattle Great Wheel in the background. It was built in 2012 and named the tallest Ferris Wheel in the United States’ West Coast region.
Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
The movies received mixed reviews from both critics and the audience. But, the concept of the story was appreciated by many – Who will win – Nick or the “Love, Guaranteed” Dating app? But, in the climax, it is love that won both Susan and Nick.
And, the locations were chosen to corroborate with the leads’ story – the ordinary people with extraordinary love in common.