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Snowbound for Christmas

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Predictable, cookie-cutter holiday romance lacks spark.

Movie NR 2019 83 minutes
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Dull plot, check. Forgettable acting, check. Banal plot, check. Cheesy songs, check, check, and check. This is harmless enough, but how much better it would be with fully-realized humans eliciting our sympathy rather than the cookie-cutter humanoids we find on screen. The cartoonish Diane couldn't be more ridiculous if she wore a necklace that said "Villain." The hotel's manager cluelessly fakes his way through a sad French Canadian accent. A couple know their romance will work when they discover they both love sardines!

Zarrin Darnell-Martin miraculously rises above the dialogue and plot to put in a convincing performance as Rachel. Snowbound for Christmas is to good movies what sugar-free cotton candy would be to the County Fair staple -- an ill-conceived imitation that should only be consumed by those who have no other choices.

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