This pains me in ways you can’t imagine, but…
I did not enjoy this movie.
So many things about it did not make sense to me: the casting choices…the camera angles….the storyline…. Ugh. 😣. None of it worked….I’m so confused
So here’s how I break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️ Ok, listen, I adore Paul Greene. ADORE HIM. And I like Marisol Nichols, so I’m not sure why they were given this storyline. I’m not trying to be age-ist, but this would have been so much more believable for a younger couple. If he was so in love with her, how did he never say anything their whole life?!?!? And even through adulthood…and starting a company…and now after 7 years of not speaking? Not buying it. Joe seems like a very fun, charismatic dude….make a move buddy. All the “moments” were wierd/forced/awkward…. The strange fall on the roller rink that the camera was so far away you couldn’t even see their faces …and What was with the circling each other at the end???? Don’t even get me started on the cringey kiss 😳
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️ I do not understand this story. A Toy company without toys….I’m with everyone on this….then they made Chris so un-likable for most of the movie, I couldn’t believe her turn-around in the end. And am I suppose to believe that a tween/teen girl is into toys that a 5 yo would play with? And thinks electronic toys are lame?
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️ Emma was cute and a very good singer…but they really missed the bar on casting here. She should’ve been much younger. Or they should have written this part for a child her age. It was just off. And can we talk about “Nick”? That was a rough looking Santa…. Yikes!
FEELS I don’t think this has ever happened before…..no hearts ….no feels to name
HALLMARK SURPRISE (what made this different from typical Hallmark movies) ❤️❤️ “let’s go ice skating”….and bam Rollerrink? Lol! I had to rewind it to see if that was right. Honestly, the biggest surprise to me was Chris’s full given name reveal. 🎄 did not expect that!
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?!?!
- I love love loved that bed that Emma slept in…the triangular canopy with lights…like two Christmas trees 🎄 🎄