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Movie Spotlight-“A Bride For Christmas”

“A Bride For Christmas” was released in 2012.  It stars Arielle Kebbel, Andrew W. Walker, Kimberley Sustad, Eric Keenlyside, and Peter Benson.

 

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

 

This is a romantic comedy about Jessie and Aiden.  Jessie is an interior designer who has walked away from three engagements and has sworn off men.  Aiden is in finance and is afraid of getting too attached to anyone since his parents took his dog away when he was a child.  Aiden’s friends bet him that he can’t get a woman to agree to marry him by Christmas.  He chooses Jessie not knowing she just left a man at the altar.

 

When Jessie refuses to go out with him, Aiden hires her as an interior designer.  Naturally they fall in love.  She proposes to him and he says yes.  Then her most recently jilted ex, Mike, overhears the friends talking about the bet and tells Jessie.  She breaks things off.  Jessie’s mom meets up with Aiden to fix it.  Aiden and her family surprise her on Christmas with a wedding and we get our happy ending.

 

Why do I think this movie is special?  It’s truly funny while also having deep emotions. 

 

The humor comes in with scenes like Jessie running out on her wedding and her freaking out when she realizes she loves Aiden.  There’s her father calling her Bolt, because of all the weddings she’s run from, and her mother having a scrapbook of her broken engagements.

 

The relationship between Jessie and her sister Vivian, is a big part of the movie.  Vivian pushes Jessie, supports her, loves her, and catches her when she falls.  We all need a Vivian in our lives.  She knows when to step in and when to step back.  The dynamic between the two is noteworthy.

 

The emotions come in all over the place.  The movie goes back and forth effortlessly.  There’s laughter then tears then laughter then love.  It’s wonderful.  The fact that the characters are so undeniably likeable, even with the betting on Jessie, helps bring the viewer into the movie as an experience.

 

If you haven’t seen it I hope you give it a try.  If you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie.  Happy Viewing!

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