Jordin Sparks is a treasure.
Her voice is stunningly beautiful.
So, I was really looking forward to this movie and hearing her belt some Christmas tunes….
Plus, this poster does look like she’s sitting at a piano in front of a skyline faded into piano keys, right?
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️ It took almost the whole entire movie to get into this pairing. I tried. I tried real hard….but I can name the 2 scenes that I felt any chemistry between Lou & Kyle: 1. The way he looked at her when she sang. 2. When Kyle asked her out ….but even that immediately fizzled out as soon as she said no. I mean, do you like this girl or not? No fight? …..Their Kiss 💋 was good at the end, but then it got awkward again…. Oof.
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️ I cannot with this story. It was an absolute “typical” Hallmark plot….but why oh WHY DID THEY MAKE JORDIN SPARKS A WRITER?!?? It made no sense especially since they had her sing multiple times throughout the movie. Even my daughter said, “I think she’s going to be a singer!” Lou was just more natural and vibrant when she sang (even when she was dancing around the Christmas tree…she looked more natural) AND apart from all that, the constant repetition of “I need to go to NY” got soooo old. Can’t you write anywhere?
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️ Lou’s dad and mom were super supportive and encouraging even though they knew they would miss her. Kyle’s aunt was very sweet too….but honestly, none of them really stood out to me as memorable.
FEELS ❤️❤️I felt like the Grinch watching this movie….my heart only grew three sizes when Jordin sang. :/ and she sang twice
HALLMARK SURPRISE (what made this different from typical Hallmark movies) ❤️there was nothing really that surprising at all about this movie. Will she go to New York to be novelist? She talked about it so much I couldn’t take it anymore. The only surprise to me was that they didn’t have her pursue a career in singing!! I mean, look at that poster and tell me it doesn’t look like they are sitting by a piano
NEW (ungraded) CATEGORY no hearts given, but I feel like some of the “traditions” or decor in these movies NEED a little spotlight. I mean…
WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!?!
- A Christmas time capsule. Hmm….sounds kind of interesting. I don’t really get the items they had in Pine Grove, but idea is still intriguing