Like the inevitable character in a third of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, I fear I have lost “The Christmas Spirit.” In hopes of finding it, I will be watching a ridiculous number of Christmas movies on TV. Here is my story…
Come Dance with Me/Christmas Dance (2012) Hallmark Channel
They had to change the name or something?
-ANDREW MCCARTHY, Y’ALL. He is perfect, and I’m sure he will do no wrong in this movie—which I desperately need, now 25+ movies in to this experiment…
-Hm, he’s jealous that she’s dating other men, but he admits he is dating other women… What a bitch, amiright?!
-The stereotypical “blonde bimbo” love interest who is supposed to be obviously the worst, except she is nice, smart, sassy, independent, & I love her. On the flipside, the “real” love interest is boring, helpless, and sort of stupid.
-A Shakespearean twist of misunderstanding and masquerades!
-A woman who is playing his mother who cannot possibly be more than 10 years older than him. Andrew McCarthy is still very cute, but he is NOT in his 30s, casting director.
-“I don’t like any restaurant where the plate is heavier than the food.” It’s called tapas, and you’re doing it wrong.
-A woman who gives a family heirloom to her client’s mother, whom she has only met once. WTAF? And ::record scratch:: it’s the missing pair to the one the mother already had!
Yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck. This was undoubtedly written by a dude who doesn’t think much of women. This started out so promising, but 3 of the 4 main characters are unredeemable, one-dimensional drawings of some guy’s idea of what a “Mother,” “Virgin,” & “Whore” are (hint: women who do Latin ballroom dancing are whores, & women who do the waltz are virgins!). Hard pass.
But I was right, Andrew McCarthy was perfect… except that he took this role.