Today we’re talking about the 2022 film Falling for Christmas.
The second Netflix Christmas movie with a sexy single dad and a cute kid. The story was cute, but very cookie cutter with almost nothing new or unique.
The characters should have been bland and extremely cliché, but the acting saved the roles. The two leads did a great job as selling their characters and bringing heart to them.
The rest of the cast did well too.
At times it felt forced and a little cheesy but overall it wasn’t bad.
Visuals and Music
I have to say I was impressed to see a movie take place in winter and be able to see their breath. This was obviously filmed in a cold location (Utah) and it gave it some authenticity that a lot of other movies miss. That being said the transition and establishing shots were overused.
The music was nice, but I was really disappointed to not see a proper duet between the two leads. They’re both accomplished singers afterall.
It was predicable, cheesy, and borderline satirical, but it had charm. The entire family watched and didn’t get bored. It’s a low angst lovely movie.
Bonus points for the positive portrayal of consent.
It might not be the most original or the biggest budget, but it’s charming and succeeds on the charisma of the leads. If you need a nice Christmas romance with low stakes, this is for you.
Final Score: 3 Stars out of 5