A Castle for Christmas

A Castle for Christmas Review: Out On Netflix Now

Holiday Romance Movies

I am not really the kind of individual who watches holiday romance movies, but I decided to take a chance on Netflix’s new movie A Castle for Christmas. There are a few things I love about the movie, but also some things I felt coud have been much better. A Castle for Christmas is out on Netflix now. Here is my A Castle for Christmas Review!

A Castle for Christmas Review

A Castle for Christmas Review

The first thing I love about A Castle for Christmas is the casting of Cary Elwes as Myles. Cary is such a great actor and he is amazing in romance movies. (cough cough The Princess Bride cough cough.) The second thing I love about the movie is it is rated G. I did not hear any adult language in the film. Nor are there any sex scenes. (You do see Cary and Brooke kiss, but that’s it.) It’s nice that I can watch the movie with my kids. (My 3year old now wants to buy a castle.)

Things I dislike

While Cary Elwes is the star of the movie the opposite can be said of Brooke Shields. She just didn’t wow me. Her facial expressions came across as forced/fake, and she did not have great chemistry with Cary. Also, while A Castle for Christmas is advertised as a christmas movie I feel it could fall into the argument that it is not a christmas movie. It just happens that christmas takes place during the movie. Usually, in a christmas movie someone learns something. I feel the characters in A Castle for Christmas really don’t learn anything. Lastly, A Castle for Christmas is perdictable. I wish they had thrown just a little bit more into the story to make it pull the audience in more.

My Rating

Overall, while not the best romantic Christmas movie, A Castle for Christmas is still cute, and Cary Elwes reminds us again why we love him so much. I give A Castle for Christmas a C.

A Castle for Christmas Synopsis

Famed author, Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields), travels to Scotland hoping to buy a small castle of her own, but the prickly owner, Myles, the Duke of Dunbar (Cary Elwes), is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. Working to find a compromise, the pair constantly butt heads, but they just may find something more than they were expecting.


Looking for more holiday movies to watch on Netflix? Make sure you check out my review for Jingle Jangle HERE.

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