AHHHHH…..LONDON! Happy Christmas!
I was so excited to see Will Kemp in another Hallmark Christmas movie….and the setting……I just knew I would be swooning over him and his glorious accent…..
Then dude starts talking like a straight up American!
Why? Why would you do this to me?
As distracting as it was the ENTIRE movie….I really liked this one!
So here’s how I break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each
CHEMISTRY (between the leads) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Well, darn it all. If it wasn’t for that super duper distracting American accent, these two would have grabbed all 5 hearts. Reshma Shetty & Will Kemp made even the slightest touch feel intimate. Loved watching them race through London or stroll through a Christmas market. Anji & David were JOLLY GOOD meant to be right from their first run in! Aside from the accent, my only other complaint was how unrefined they made David. I realize that was the idea, but it really took away so much of the charm I love in a leading man—especially from Will.
STORYLINE (overall plot of the movie) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Oh, boy, did I LOVE this story! My main love language is gift gifting…so, honestly, I feel like Anji has my dream job. I love finding the perfect gift for the people I love….watching their joy as they open it…..ahhh…probably why I love Christmas so much! There was so much fun throughout this movie…but it was balanced out with touching family scenes and romance. Frankly, I was quite impressed with how David & Anji’s personal & professional lives were all able to be intertwined and explored so throughly in a short amonut of time. This movie was really well executed in that respect.
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I loved to hate on Charlotte until I didn’t. Callum & Emily were such amazing friends….and Anji’s parents: MY HEART! Her mum was just the sweetest! I want to book that guest room please! What a beautiful and lovely cast . They all added so much to this story!
FEELS ❤️❤️❤️❤️ So much of the feels of this movie came from location! How gorgeous were all the lights around the city?!?! Now London is on my list of places I want to visit at Christmastime for sure! The romance feels got me good when Anji was adjusting the angel on the tree…just one slight touch of her arm….then outside David kisses her cheek awkwardly…..oddly my biggest feels came not from a romantic scene at all, but from Anji’s toast at her parents’ Christmas party–that entire scene gave me goosebumps!
HALLMARK SURPRISE (what made this different from typical Hallmark movies) ❤️❤️❤️ The KEYS! I honestly was not expecting that at all! Also just when you think David is going to surprise her himself, he zigs when I was expecting a zag! And last , but not least, the time hop ending….loved it. simple and perfect.