A family visits an idyllic five-star resort in the Mayan Riviera in order to spend some quality time together for the first time in many years. A series of events will affect each member of the family that will change them forever.
Unexpectedly pregnant with no means to raise a child, Dina and Ronnie decide to sell their unborn baby over the Internet. Their plan begins to unravel when the couple they've chosen, Paul and Maria, turn out to have an agenda of their own.
It had all the makings of a horrible Christmas tale and yet by the end there is much more to this than meets the eye.
Rather than opting more saccharine and tears this hits just hard enough and tough enough and has more relevance now than the film-makers could imagine.
Dealing in the main with the utter desperation of a family who find themselves living in shelter and hoping for more the pacing could be tighter and the ideas more fluid but the relationship between the father and stepson is very good indeed.
If you're patient and don't want a quick fix you will love this - but it is slightly askew in its overall tone - it struggles here and there to keep your attention - but overall I was surprised and pleasantly so.
A different take on Christmas and a different take on values...
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