“A Christmas To Remember” was released in 2016. It stars Mira Sorvino, Cameron Mathison, Steve Bacic, and Kevin McNulty.
To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers.
This movie focuses on Jennifer Wade, a TV personality similar to Martha Stewart, who crashes her car in a blizzard. When she wakes up, she has complete amnesia. She is found by John Blake, a local veterinarian and widower with two children, while wandering on the highway. She spends the next week with John and his children. The reason it takes so long is her car is stuck on the side of the road in snow. Although, given her being famous, you have to let go of wondering why not one person in this whole town or who got her photo from the sheriff knew who she was.
What’s special about this movie? It’s interesting when you have a person with amnesia. I think they become their true selves. They forget who they’re supposed to be, who they’ve become. All that baggage is gone and what’s left is just them. Their heart and spirit.
Maggie, the name they gave Jennifer since she doesn’t know her name, is a creative, kind, loving person. Seeing her well up as memories of her with her mother as a child is so sweet. Her kindness and earnestness as she asks John about his wife and talks to the kids about her makes you feel like she is still a part of the family.
Seeing John struggle with his feelings is done in a way that makes you want to reach out and hug him. He knows he’s falling for Maggie/Jennifer but he knows that once they find out who she is she may leave.
The children are, of course, a precious addition. Their unconditional love for Maggie/Jennifer is magical. They embrace everything about her and approach her with open minds and open hearts.
Overall, it’s a movie about family and about finding who we really are underneath the career and our day to day lives. What kind of person are we?
The movie is wholesome and charming. The townspeople, the winter scenery, and all the Christmas make it something very special.
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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