A Christmas Kiss (2011 TV Movie)
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Our heroine was a suitably sweet yet spunky young thing with enjoyable friends, and her nemesis boss was E-V-I-L. Many outside characters who seemed entitled to comment on the situation, a smidge of deo ex machina. In other words, nothing you haven't seen before, but basically okay.
The Characters really brings freshness to movie and of course Laura is my favorite.
It's a nice romantic flick and everything on each scene looks so fresh and inclusion of Christmas decoration within theme is huge plus. Every time it is as good as I watched it first.
Just relax and enjoy it!! and oh yeah I would be buying it for my personal collection
The girl makes designs for her boss who is helping her boyfriend make a Christmas design for his house. I don't want to give too much away, but I was glued to this movie! This movie was very cute her boss was someone you love to hate! The movie wasn't too predictable and it had some really precious moments in it. Sweet movie you don't want to miss for Christmastime.
The story is trite & predictable, with plot "twists" you can see coming a mile off, and characters as clichéd as some starry-eyed teen would dream up: unlucky-in-love aspiring career girl; her boss, a manipulative, social-climbing, lying, witch-with-a-B; & the sweet, clueless, gazillionaire hunk - who should have 'DOORMAT' tattooed on his forehead, btw - they both want.
Since it has the emotional depth of tissue paper, the acting skills of the attractive cast have limited opportunity for display and can therefore only be called competent at best; in some moments, they're downright cringe-worthy. Although, admittedly, that may be due to the gawd-awful script.
All of which is sad, but to me the worst part was the 2 hours I wasted thinking it would get better; had to get better; would have an emotional payoff that justified making it.
Nope. It just sort of stops, and exactly the way you knew it would after seeing the first 10 minutes. So if you come across this one, do yourself a favor: keep going!
Yet, I've loved watching it, heaven knows why...a guilty pleasure or I am a soft touch for romance.
P.S. Thumbs up to Elizabeth Rohm for her restrained and yet over-the-top supporting role performance.
Noticed one more "goof" -- when Adam and Wendy are having coffee at Beantown after Christmas tree shopping (at night), they are joined by her roommates. Adam greets them with "good morning"
This film probably appeals mostly to young females. The three roommates in the film hardly look to be much beyond their teens, and the film is somewhat sappy in the girls' romantic ruminations. But, the story has just enough interest, and Laura Breckenridge does a superb job acting and carrying the life of the film. Her Wendy Walton is very likeable. One other standout in the film is Elisabeth Röhm who plays the villain. She is Wendy's boss, Priscilla Hall. She is a thoroughly unlikable witch. In her earliest scenes her makeup has her with high pointed eyebrows that clearly are meant to give the impression of a witch.
The movie has some oddities. Wendy and Adam Hughes (played by Brendan Fehr) share feelings about traditional Christmases, yet when they are riding in a horse-drawn carriage the background music is a slow, jazzy rendition of "Jingle Bells." That struck me as weird. The music didn't seem to fit in a number of places.
Still, for Breckenridge's performance and all of the cast who gave it their all, this is an OK Christmas romance.
Except... are we REALLY sure they're meant for each other? I mean... he doesn't even recognise her after their first meeting in a lift, and the only thing different she's wearing at the time is a bit of make up and a white dress. Later on, she puts on her specs... and it's Clark Kent/ Superman all over again. Also, what's the main reason he suddenly gets repulsed by his old fiancé, the rich b*tch? Why, she gets sick of hearing Christmas songs played non-stop from the beginning of November. SHOCK HORROR! What an uncommon sentiment.
Still, as annoyed as she might be by the overplayed festive tunes, it doesn't compare to my irritation at the badly sung, lyrically tragic yuletide songs that are wall-to-wall in this made-for-TV schlock itself. Someone get me a pair of earplugs, please. Leave them under the tree, next to my lump of coal. Thank you.
So, to sum up then... well, let's compare it to an itchy Christmas sweater, shall we?. Unpleasant to look at, uncomfortable to experience... but hey, at least at least you only have to tolerate it once a year, right? 4/10
What I liked most about this movie is how much screen time they gave Brendan Fehr and Laura Breckenridge to develop chemistry. Unfortunately for me, I was slightly distracted waiting for the shoe to drop on Wendy's head. Still, they had a lovely time together.
I also felt like a midnight movie viewer who kept yelling at the screen "No don't tell him because she will crush you."
As I often say with this type of movie, if you like the genre, you will probably enjoy this, but if you aren't into this type of movie, chances are good you will dislike it. Don't blame the genre.