An Accidental Christmas (2007)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Family, Romance  |  9 December 2007 (USA)
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A couple separated for almost a year endure the machinations of their two children trying to effect a reconciliation.



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Cast overview:
Victoria Vicky Wright
Jason Wright
Kristine (as Cassidy Freed)
Melissa Wright
Mr. Carroll
Mrs. Carroll


Vicki and Jason, a separated husband and wife, are set up by their children to spend Christmas vacation at the beach together. Complications ensue when both Vicki's boss and Jason's assistant show up, but in the end both realize that they are meant to be together and that the marriage is far from over and that love will bring their family back together. Written by Anonymous

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Some Accidents Are Meant To Happen


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Very poor writing
27 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was similar to Parent Trap, set in Christmas time. The writing left a lot to be desired. The story line wasn't developed well and you never really felt connected to the main characters.

The split up of the couple was never explained until the end, so why would the audience want them to stay together? The addition of the "boss interested in the wife" was just plain hokey. It would have been more credible if she was interested in him and there was a conflict in deciding who she wanted to be with.

The scene where the little boy was lost was either completely edited to pieces or the worse writing of the entire show. The actions of the characters were totally unrealistic. The mom and daughter wouldn't have stood there holding onto each other - they would have been out there yelling and searching. And how did the dad know exactly where to find the boy - there should have been more dramatic search. From the camera view, they drove straight to the boy and found him - while mom and daughter were standing there crying. It looked like the boy was incapacitated due to a severely injured leg, yet dad picked him up, took him to the car, and set him down. No hospital? The log he lifted off the boy - not that big or heavy. The boy should have been able to roll it off.

The "almost reconciled" scene towards the end was poorly written. When they were discussing the faults of the relationship, there wasn't a discussion of regret and desire to fix - just "let's end it" on her part. The conversation didn't start out that way and there was no explanation for why it ended that way.

I can't blame the movie on poor acting because actors can only do so much with a bad script.

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