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Movie Spotlight-“Snowglobe”

“Snowglobe” was released in 2007.  It stars Christina Milian, Lorraine Bracco, Erin Karpluk, and Josh Cooke.

 

This movie is about a woman named Angela, who lives in New York, who is magically transported into a snow globe that is her dream Christmas town.

 

To read my review click here.   I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers.

 

I see this movie numerous times every year.  I just love it. 

 

 

Angela is part of a very involved family.  Extremely involved.  To the point she is begging for space.  She lives in the apartment building her parents own, as does her pregnant sister and the sister’s husband, her parents, and her uncle.  She also works, along with her best friend, at her parents’ deli.  Her family gives the movie heart but also a lot of humor.

 

At the very beginning she comes home to a delivery of a box and finds a gentleman, Eddie, in need of help figuring out the building elevator.  It turns out he is the new renter for the studio apartment down the hall from hers.  It seems her parents have a habit of only renting to eligible men in the hopes of getting Angela married.  Their pressure on her is not subtle.

 

She walks into her apartment and is soon inundated with family members taking over.  We get a clue of her love of Christmas because she even has special Christmas dishes.

 

When she goes to sleep that night with the snow globe next to her, she wakes up in the snow globe.  There’s ice skating, an inn where they have Christmas goose instead of the lasagna her family insists on.  Everyone is nice and everything seems perfect until she wakes up back at home.

 

The next night when travels to the snow globe, a gentleman, Douglas, gives her mittens.  When she wakes up at home, she still has the mittens.  This is when she figures out they aren’t dreams.

 

We then watch as Angela goes back and forth between her developing interest in Eddie, in the real world, and Douglas in the snow globe.  Slowly she spends more and more time in the snow globe.  She even misses her sister’s baby shower.

 

Flash forward to the night the family is having dinner in her apartment and Douglas walks out of her bedroom.  He somehow got out of the snow globe and introduces himself as her boyfriend.  It becomes comedic as she shows him around New York because everything is new to him.

 

The next day she has to ask Eddie to babysit Douglas because he can’t be left alone and she has to work.  As the story continues, Angela tells Eddie about the snow globe and Marie, the woman from the snow globe who loves Douglas, finds her way out of the snow globe.

 

Now they have to figure out how to get Douglas and Marie home and Angela has decided she wants to be in the real world with Eddie and her family.  Small problem happens when the snow globe breaks and Angela is trapped inside.

 

Of course, there’s a happy ending.  I won’t give away all the details.  I  know the story sounds really weird and a little dumb but it’s not.  It’s fabulous.  It’s lighthearted and joyous with a cast of characters you can’t help but love.

 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie.  Happy Viewing!

 

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