A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
A woman learns to see her often-frustrating family in a new light and appreciate the gift of their devotion. The characters are multicultural.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Very mild flirting and a few brief kisses. In one scene, a woman wears low-cut lingerie.
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One instance each of "hell" and "damn."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink beer at home. One scene shows a woman enjoying a few mixed drinks, after which she's obviously tipsy.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's little to worry about in this holiday-themed made-for-TV romantic comedy. Strong language is nearly nonexistent (only one use each of "hell" and "damn"), drinking is sparse and mostly unobtrusive, and sexual content is limited to a few brief kisses. While the movie is likewise short on overtly positive messages, it's got plenty of warm, fuzzy reminders to appreciate the highs and lows of life and be thankful for family -- regardless of how flawed they may be. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
While Snowglobe probably won't become an instant holiday classic, the magic-infused tale has a charm that will appeal to some viewers' sensitive, sentimental sides. Milian is a delight throughout, and she's supported by a well-cast group that includes Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) as her oppressively loving Italian mother and newcomer Cooke as nice-guy Eddie.
With all the iffy stuff kept to a minimum (a few kisses, some inconspicuous drinking, and virtually no strong language), there's little here that will be new to tweens or teens. But the movie will be most enjoyable for older viewers who can appreciate Angela's struggle between the idyllic holiday and the reality of her imperfect family.
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