The first of GAC Family’s “Great American Christmas” 2022….
I really had mixed feelings this entire movie.
So here’s how I break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️ Kim & Theo….oh boy, this really jumped around from scene to scene. I think they were fairly natural together….but to be honest, kind of boring…..the pay off of their second meeting was worth it….but then the time hop was back to being blah. Very strange to go from blah to OOH to blah.
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️ The preview made me dread watching this. A couple meets Black Friday shopping, hit it off and loose each other….then spend the rest of the time “missing” each other at different locations? Well, it was a little better than expected….but not by much. I made it through mid-December when it started to wear thin.
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️ ❤️ Theo’s daughter, Ashley, was pretty sweet. Kim’s ex, Zach, was unbearable. Read the room, man. She is over you. But, then, her entire family is trying to convince her to “go back to Zack” Um, worst family ever. Yuck.
FEELS ❤️❤️ ❤️ I loved the reuniting scene. It gave me butterflies….but, most of the rest of the movie just did not hold my attention.
GAC SPIN (what made this different from typical Hallmark movies) ❤️ I didn’t really feel surprised by anything. Seemed a like a standard Romantic Christmas Movie.