Why even make rom-coms after this?
Still mulling over how I feel about this one, which on the whole I tend to see as a good sign. On paper, the idea of the staged deaths is a great hook, and seems like a great premise for the indie dramedy version of this story. But as the film unfolds, and you realize she's actually putting her dying, dementia-ridden father through these shenanigans, let's just say I found it morally dubious at best. Still, I can't deny that it's emotionally effective without being cloying, and made me seriously consider my own mortality much more than Soul did.
Never has a film made me this upset or angry before, so I'll just let my thoughts spill out relatively formless:
Stanley Kubrick is rolling in his grave because of this trash
Like a Freeform Original Movie that wears Kubrick's film like an ill-fitting human skin suit
Nothing scary, tense, creepy, intriguing, thought provoking, or challenging here whatsoever
The entire film is misjudged in its weirdness yet dull in its predictability
Razzie worthy acting from Rebecca Ferguson and the "look-alike"s…
Hate me all you want, but I kinda loved this. A Christmas movie that's equal parts High School Musical, Shaun of the Dead, and Little Shop of Horrors, it's got likeable characters, some catchy songs, some wink-wink cheesy high school moments, a generous helping of laugh out loud moments, and even a few genuinely touching moments. While it's not exactly breaking new ground, nor is it unpredictable, what more can you really ask for from a Christmas movie?