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A Christmas Detour (2015)

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An anxious bride-to-be throws in with a broken-hearted guy and a happily married couple for an emergency ride to NYC, learning about each other and themselves along the way.

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Mark Amato
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candace Cameron Bure ... Paige Summerlind
Paul Greene ... Dylan Smith
Sarah Strange ... Maxine Harper
David Lewis ... Frank Harper
Marcus Rosner ... Jack Collins
Barbara Niven ... Susan Collins
Michael St. John Smith ... Neil Collins
Ingrid Tesch ... Tina Smith
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... Bryce Smith
Mackenzie Mowat ... Cynthia
Viv Leacock ... Aaron
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Rudy
Alisson Amigo ... Young Woman (as Allison Amigo)
Andrea Ware ... Airline Rep
Edwin Perez ... Hotel Desk Clerk
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Two New York City-bound travelers find themselves inextricably linked when a snowstorm reroutes them to an airport hotel in Buffalo. The pair are joined on this misadventure by an older couple named Frank and Maxine trying to get to Connecticut. As their madcap journey ensues, our foursome will find plenty of surprises in store.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Detour See more »

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1.78 : 1
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When looking at the "Radiant Bride" magazine on the newsstand during the opening airport scene, other magazines can be seen with names like "Generic Mag" and "Specific Magazine". See more »

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Perfectly fine Christmas rom com with some fun secondary characters
20 January 2016 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

This was an absolutely fine Christmas rom-com. Granted I can't remember anything about it 2 days after watching it, but it worked perfectly as atmosphere and background noise while I was making cookies a couple of days before Xmas.

It stars Candace Cameron-Bure as an optimistic (and fairly annoying) woman on her way to New York to meet her future in laws for the first time when a snow storm grounds her flight. Seated next to her is Paul, he's going home for the first time in years since his brother hooked up with his then girlfriend and crushed his heart. Now stranded in Buffalo the mismatched pair decide to share a rental car to get to their destinations. Also long for the ride are Frank & Maxine, a long married, barb-exchanging couple who steal just about every scene they're in. These guys were funny and interesting.

The story then turns into a sort of road trip mishap adventure, where secrets are revealed and romance blooms. I did warm to Candace's character as things progressed and she shared decent chemistry with (the very nice looking) Paul Greene, although both of them felt wooden in their roles which I put down to the director. This was also very obviously not filmed in December or any other winter month due to the amount of fake snow and people sweating in winter jackets.

Despite my bitter sounding review this was an okay movie, Oh and I found out that this was shot during a heat wave in Langley, BC (Canada subbing as Buffalo) 12/22/15


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