November 27, 2011

Desperately Seeking Santa

Jennifer is a young, ambitious executive running promotions at a failing Boston mall. In hopes to save her beloved mall, and maybe position herself for a promotion, she comes up with a genius promotional gimmick: hold a "Hunky Santa" contest to replace the old Mall Santa. David, a local man trying to save his family's pizzeria, ultimately wins the contest and sparks fly between him and Jennifer. However, complications ensue when it comes to light that the company Jennifer works for is the same one trying to run David's family out of business. 

Our Two Cents:
Now, (this might not be the best way to start this but, need to get this off my chest) we understand the draw that Sexy Santa at a mall would have, but seriously, no regular Santa too? Anyway, it takes a little time to warm up to Jennifer, before she starts to soften, but once that begins to happen, this movie starts to pull you in. You'll be rooting for David and Jennifer by the end!

Storyline/Writing ★★★★  •   Acting ★★★★  •   Chemistry ★★★★  •  Overall ★★★★★


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November 26, 2011

Trading Christmas

Emily (Faith Ford) misses her daughter Heather (Emma Lahana), who is attending college in Boston. Since her father died, Heather is sensitive to her mom’s dependence on long-standing holiday traditions. This Christmas, Heather has planned a trip to Phoenix with her boyfriend, but tells her mother she is staying on campus to study.
After Emily arranges a house-swap with Charles (Tom Cavanagh), an English professor from Boston who wants Washington State’s solitude in order to finish his novel, Emily hops on a flight to Boston to surprise Heather for Christmas. Unaware of the house swap, Emily’s best friend, Faith (Gabrielle Miller) walks in on Charles at Emily’s house and in Boston, Ray, Charles’ brother (Gil Bellows) responds to a 911 call only to find Emily at Charles’ condo. Will Christmas travel calamities lead to cross-country romances? Or have there been one too many surprises already?
Our Two Cents:
So, we started this thinking, This is just a The Holiday rip off! But we ended up pretty much loving it. We could go into why, but just trust us and watch it.


Storyline/Writing ★★★  •   Acting ★★★  •   Chemistry ★★  •  Overall ★★★

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