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
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.
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.