No doubt I am a sucker for a special holiday romantic comedy like “Love Actually”, but they are really hard to make.
I was semi optimistic as the 2 lead characters Emilia Clarke & Henry Gooding) seemed extremely likable and mix that with the music of George Michael/WHAM, and I thought we might have something.
The title could be interpreted a couple of different ways so I had no preconceived notion of the story line and didn’t speculate. Engaging characters, working in a Christmas store, affiliation with a soup kitchen & I was very hopeful. Alas the story line was a little thin and sporadically romantic.
Emily Clark is extremely likable and generally happy to also seems to operate with a black cloud over her head as a young person trying to find herself. She meets the mysterious and most charming Tom and we think we have the right movie recipe as she starts to right her ship.
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Bummer that the movie is nice yet also forgettable. I’m sure will do okay in the box office but not much word of month bounce.