The holiday season is upon us, and that means the deluge of Christmas movies has begun. To begin the festivities we’ve got Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas,” a movie that looks like a pretty standard romantic comedy but is actually something much more. I guess we should have expected as much from the guy coming off the very twisty “A Simple Favor,” but it’s still pretty surprising how this one turned out.
I should note before we get into this that I really enjoyed “Last Christmas.” So I’m not writing this as a way of mocking this movie. The twist we’re about to discuss is really wild mostly just because it defies your expectations about what a romantic comedy is and because most folks aren’t going to be coming into this thing expecting any kind of major twist.