“Hashtag Blessed” was released in 2022. It stars Isabella Blake-Thomas, Mama Char, and Joel Christopher Payne.
It's currently being shown on TUBI for free.
To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers.
The main character of the movie is Jessi. She is really struggling in her life. She has a business degree but could only find a job at a movie theater, she can’t pay her bills, and she sees all her friends on social media who seem to have it all. She does what we all do. She compares her life to theirs and it makes her feel like her life is even less.
We find out that Jessi had a great childhood until she and her parents were in a car accident, at Christmas, where they were both killed. She was raised by her grandmother who loved her dearly but she’s still filled with sadness about her parents.
To make things worse, Jessi’s boyfriend takes her to a Christmas light show, because he knows she loves them, then breaks up with her. Then Jessi loses her job. She also gets a call that her grandmother has fallen and is injured. It turns out to be minor but facing losing the only family she has left is hard for her. At her lowest point, she writes a suicide note to her grandmother and drives her car to, we assume, kill herself where her parents died.
There is one presence that is woven through Jessi’s life, Saint Nick. He keeps appearing and encouraging her to find her Christmas spirit and not give up hope. As Jessi is driving toward her suicide, a deer runs in the road and she veers and stops. Who is standing there but Saint Nick.
Jessi’s life turns around when she turns to her grandmother for help. A new love also appears in her life. To see her true happy ending you should watch the film.
I think it’s very relatable as we all have hard times and all feel less than at times from social media posts. This movie gave me goosebumps and I shed a few tears.
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!