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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
Basically, a group of people who are unhappy with their lives end up in an abandoned church after getting stranded in a snow storm. I am not sure where the miracle came in although there was plenty to be thankful for. Mostly that it is only 90 minutes long. This is one of the slowest movies I have seen, with really nothing to redeem it. There was at least a lot of snow. I could have accepted the group being stranded and snowed in and talking to each other until resolving some of the issues they all had, mostly due to lack of communication between the couples. But when the autistic son ran away from his babysitter and walked to the church under his own steam, I had to question why 8 grown-ups couldn't walk home through the woods. That and the woman who lost her insulin in the snow was still able to use it after it froze, thereby rendering it useless. It looks like they stayed all night in the church without freezing to death, and it all ended happily ever after. Slowly and painfully.
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