Well it is the beginning of November! And we need for you to have time to win this new family film!
Christmas Lodge... a feel good movie good for the whole family.
Here is a synopsis I received:
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.
This is a lovely movie. My hubby was walking in and out while I was watching and I asked for his input. One thing he hates in a movie is when a good story line makes some giant turn at the end and lands it in a whole other direction. This movie doesn't do that... although you can tell what will happen during most of the movie, it leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy at the end.
If you would like to see a behind the scenes on the making of the movie you can go here. And below is a short trailer.
I enjoyed watching this film and it is certainly appropriate for the entire family. The younger elementary crowd might find it a tad tedious. I have to say one disappointing factor- no captions. Not sure why but I always disclose when there are no captions. Perhaps they could have been turned out through the TV but it was not an option in the menu.
I try to not google other people's reviews before I write one but I did want to see what others thought. You see, while I thought this was a good movie...it was good in an "After School Special" kind of way. Over at Footprints In The Butter she talks about some really good positives in the movie. She said I could repost them here and I agree with them all.
She also talks about some thin character development and I think that is maybe where it fell short. But it certainly is a good family movie to watch.
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