Holiday movies fill our hearts with joy. Between Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas, It's a Wonderful Lifetime (or Fa La La La Lifetime, if you prefer) and ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas, there are so many movies and so little time.
To help you, our friends, we have sacrificed by watching as many of these movies as possible and will give you our two cent review. Hopefully this will help you know what you do or do not want to watch.
December 21, 2008
A Christmas Proposal
Two estranged high school sweethearts, Rick and Lisa find each other at odds, when Ricks returns to his hometown to present an opportunity to turn their quaint little town into a bustling ski resort. Lisa, along with Rick's mother, childhood best friend and the townsfolk, aren't too keen on the idea. A lot is riding on this ski lodge for Rick. Not only for his career, but his boss also happens to be the father of Reagan, his girlfriend and coworker, and Rick wants his blessing to propose to her.
The ski lodge isn't the only idea that Rick's friends and family aren't warming to. No one seems to like Reagan either and they can see that there is still something there between Rick and Lisa. That's when the devious plots begin to keep Rick in town and away from Reagan.
Will the time around each other remind Rick of what he had with Lisa all those years ago? And will Rick remember his small town roots and help thwart the ski lodge plans?
Our Two Cents:
This movie is a couple of common Christmas plots all rolled into one movie. The story is a bit ridiculous--you might find yourself expressing cynical comments aloud as the movie progresses. There are several moments that you can tell they didn't quite know how to get from plot point A to plot point B so they just fill it with nonsense and hope you don't notice. We notice. There's a knock-off McDreamy, and (maybe this next one shouldn't matter but it does) the wardrobes in this movie are hideous. I mean, it's really bad--Lisa's most of all. Despite this, for some unknown reason, we like it. We can't explain it.