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 01, 2015
The Flight Before Christmas
Stephanie is excited to take the next step in her relationship and
move in with her boyfriend, but is then crushed when he drops the
bombshell that he wants to break up. Faced with spending the holidays
heartbroken and homeless, she decides to fly home to Connecticut. On a
red-eye the day before Christmas, Stephanie finds herself seated next to
Michael, who is planning to propose to his college girlfriend. The two
get off to a rocky start but things get even worse when the pilot
announces that a huge, unexpected snowstorm is crossing the country.
Their flight is diverted to a small town in Montana where Stephanie
snags the last available room at the town’s bed and breakfast. Despite
their differences, she offers to share the room with Michael and try
their best to get along.
Our Two Cents:
First, we have to say love the casting of Mayim Bialik. She's not the typical leading lady, i.e. she's not a supermodel. She gets an unfair wrap in the Hollywood scene about being "unattractive". Truth be told this causes a little blood boiling because she's not unattractive, she is just an ordinary looking girl and there's nothing wrong with that. But that isn't the thing that we love about her casting. It's that it wasn't part of the story. She wasn't cast to play the unattractive girl that the hot guy gets to know and realizes there's a heart of gold inside. Her looks weren't an issue--as they shouldn't be. So this movie gets props for that.
When first writing this review, we were thinking the ending fell a little flat but in after writing, we thought, we haven't actually watched this in a while. After watching it again, we'll say that the ending is cute and understated in a good way. Two thumbs up.