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It's Christmas Eve, and a snowstorm is blowing through the small town of Summit View. The roads are virtually empty, except for a group of vehicles that get stuck on a remote road on the outskirts of town. The seven people involved decide to take refuge in a nearby abandoned church. Those seven are: James, an ex-priest who is running away from his life and his vocation following the death of his wife and child; Darryl, an EMT who dreams of becoming a doctor, but who believes that dream will never materialize because of his dyslexia; wealthy married couple Drake and Madeleine, whose marriage and its problems are centered on money; newlyweds Nick and Christy, who find that they are arguing more and more ever since their wedding three days ago; and the only local among the bunch, Joe, who is separated from his wife Mary, largely because of their differing views of how to manage their family, most specifically in dealing with their autistic son, Matt. They are eventually joined by an ... Written by
TV-Movies about Christmas run a dime a dozen. This one is not by the numbers but almost is. In this film a group of strangers on Christmas Eve find themselves together in an abandoned church. All of them (of course) are at some sort of crossroads in their lives.
This film has all the "STEREO TYPES" of couples in some sort of crisis. All of them of course come together help each other and share their experience strengths and hope with each other.
What works in this film is that the actors give it their all. The film however falls apart near the end after an autistic boy is rescued from the elements.
Now That is where the film should of ended however there is another 10 or so minutes that go on and on. The reason is that the last 10 minutes become a church service. The last 10 minutes is just basically a preacher recapping what you just saw. This is the part of the film you can just skip because it adds nothing more to the story.
Had this not been a TV-movie (where movies need to fill a time slot) this would of been cut.
Now what I do like about this film is that it does have the moments you do expect in a "Christmas Movie" and it does them well. Its family safe but good luck getting the kids to sit still for this!
What I was most disappointed in was that the last act. I think the story could of been better served had "ALL THE CHARACTERS" reunited at the church and we see that they became close friends or still in touch with each other.
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