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.
November 17, 2013
Catch a Christmas Star
Nikki Crandon (Shannon Elizabeth) is one of the biggest pop stars on
the planet. Whether she's singing the National Anthem or promoting her
latest album, everyone knows who she is—none more so than New Jersey
high school basketball coach and widower Chris Mitchell (Steve Byers),
who was Nikki's first love in high school. When Chris's 10-year-old
daughter Sophie (Julia Lalonde) finds out her dad still has feelings for
the singer, she takes matters into her own hands. With her 8-year-old
brother Jackson (Kyle Breitkopf) in tow, Sophie succeeds in reuniting
the two. But when a misunderstanding and the growing glare of the public
spotlight threaten Chris and Nikki's happiness, one can only wonder:
will fame get in the way of a Merry Christmas?
Our Two Cents:
Catch a Falling Star, in a word, is MEH. It's not great, and it's not really bad. Well, it's kind of really bad. The plot doesn't make too much sense. She's a huge superstar. Fans wait in line all day just to meet her for a few moments and get an autograph. She fills a huge Madison Square Garden-size stadium for a concert featuring CHRISTMAS SONGS (that concert itself is a bit far fetched). So how would a romance with someone who is a highly attractive, family man, works for a high school and is incredibly nice guy hurt her reputation? I don't get it. And the ending! Yikes. Yeah, it's not really that good, but you know we watch it every year anyway!