Over the weekend the family and I took a few hours to stop, rest and watch a DVD called “Christmas Lodge“. My friends at Propeller were kind enough to send me an early copy to review before it releases this week. I am not usually a fan of these kinds of films. I’ve done reviews in the past that I felt bad doing because it was just not a good film. Message and good feeling can only take it so far. At some point you have to consider the actual acting and presentation. Thankfully, this film got it right.
Thomas Kinkade presents Christmas Lodge: a place where a heart-warming past and loving future meet for one remarkable group of people. During a weekend trip to the mountains, Mary (Erin Karpluk) finds herself at the now- dilapidated lodge where she spent the holidays with her family growing up. She becomes determined to restore the building to its former glory. Inspired by her grandfather and guided by her grandmother in heaven, Mary throws herself into the project, and during the process finds herself drawn to Jack (Michael Shanks), a handsome man who loves the lodge as much as she does. Historically unlucky in love, this chance encounter allows Mary to renew her faith in life and discover her one true love. For an uplifting story about the importance of faith, family and the true holiday spirit, go to the Christmas Lodge.
In the art of full disclosure, this isn’t exactly Academy Award stuff, but it is a nice story. The reality of it is a stretch but again, it’s a nice movie for the family to sit together and watch. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a nice reminder of family and making memories with one another. The acting is not top notch, but it’s not all that bad either. Both of my daughters really enjoyed the film. They are my mini-movie critics and both gave it a thumbs up.
You fan find out more about the film and see previews (HERE)
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