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White Reindeer (2013)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 December 2013 (USA)
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After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Suzanne Barrington
Laura Lemar-Goldsborough ... Fantasia
Lydia Hyslop ... Patti
... George
... Detective Ross
Marissa Molnar ... Latifa
Fernanda Tapia ... Fresca
... Jeff Barrington
... Mrs. Boxter (Suzanne's Mother)
Leo Erickson ... Mr. Boxter (Suzanne's Father)
... Sweater Model
Sydney Alexander ... Sophie
Ellie Nicoll ... Barbara (Real Estate Lady)
Mahoghany Ayot Eerised ... Tricia (Real Estate Lady)
Jiyoung Lee ... Dianne (Real Estate Lady)
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After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.

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Prior to Suzanne's parents visiting her at the hotel where she stays, the exterior shot of the hotel shows it as a Marriott. When Suzanne answers the door, the evacuation information card affixed to the inside of the door has a Hampton Inn logo on it. Hampton Inn is in the Hilton hotel chain, not the Marriott hotel chain. See more »

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Features Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936) See more »

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Hallelujah Chorus
Written by George Frideric Handel (uncredited)
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Colorless
10 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I do like dark/bleak comedies, but this just takes too long and does not have enough to tell. Don't get it twisted, this is not a family picture nor your typical Christmas movie, which I all knew going in and you should too. The story does not just happen to be around Christmas time though, it's supposed to be that way, to show us what happens behind close doors and the other side of Christmas (see also Neighbors and their "way" of celebrating).

The humor is not lost to me, but the message is not sufficient enough to warrant the running time. There are a lot of long pauses that are supposed to enhance the "message", but only succeed in stopping the movie in its tracks. The performances are good enough, but the characters do not have much to say other than the central message. A few nice set pieces (see Neighbors) are not enough to help elevate this. There are worse movies, but this misses out on a couple of things too


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