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Cute but an inferior remake of a 2012 movie. Not long enough ago
Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2019
Remakes happen all the time, but this is too soon. This movie is an inferior remake of the same story in a 2012 movie. The plot, every scene, every flow, every conversation, even the supporting actors and their roles and dialog are borrowed/copied. Alter the script slightly. Alter the careers and hobbies, remove the Christmas parts, replace Arielle Kebbel with Karissa Lee Staples, replace Andrew W Walker with Peter Mooney. Replace kennel volunteer with scout volunteer. Gees. Do all this and the movie "A Bride For Christmas" becomes this movie. The same number of Ex fiances. Her most recent shows up in exactly the same situations and says the same things. Client goes to parents house, Mom invited the X. The competition, the bet. The kiss. The proposal. This could be a better movie except every scene and every event is parallel. Standing by itself, this is a cute movie. Not as entertaining as its predecessor, not as well directed. And by the way Peter Mooney is completely unconvincing as a basketball player. Awkward. This script is more shallow, and the emotional scenes not as well directed. Well if I had not seen that one, perhaps I would have enjoyed this more. Standing by itself this movie is a 3 star. The predecessor was a 5. The ending scene of this is cheesy.
Post script: I re-watched this hoping to be able to revise for the better my previous comments. Unfortunately I could not. The script is where this movie has sore spots. It is as if the screenwriter took the original script and referenced a thesaurus to discover how to say phrases in a second best way. All that said, my wife claims to like this one better as some people will.