|Rated: Not Rated (Dove approved for ages twelve and up|
Starring: Bonnie Somerville, Shelley Long, Jordan Bridges, and Haylie Duff
As seen on the Hallmark Channel.
My Review: Before I watched this movie, my mom was watching another Hallmark Channel movie on DVD, and a preview for this one came up. When my mom saw it, she said it didn't look like a very nice movie; I could see what she was saying, but, I gave it a chance anyway...only to be rather disappointed in more than just the content. Not only was the sexual dialogue deserving of a "PG-13"--which is not what you'd expect from the Hallmark Channel--but Hillary, the main protagonist, was far too neurotic to be likable. She came off like Cathy of old-school comic strip fame, only without the humor. Fans of Christmas movies can do much better than this; seriously, even though I only paid three bucks for it at Big Lots, I'd still say it was a waste of my money...and ninety minutes. I just wonder: What was the Dove Foundation thinking when they approved this?
- Sex: A married couple mentions that they have sex three times a week, and that they spent a week naked after their last kid moved out. Circumcision of babies is mentioned more than once. A scene implies sex between two unmarried people. An unmarried couple sleeps in the same room, albeit in different beds. A woman mentions she is afraid to be thought of as a lesbian. A priest makes a remark that is actually a sexual double entendre. A woman strips down to her underwear and hands a random guy her clothes. 1/5
- Nudity: Shirtless guys; a guy in underwear; a woman in a bra; a woman in a strapless dress; some cleavage. 3/5
- Language: Over ten misuses of God's name, and one usage of the p-word. Also, some name-calling, i.e., "jerk". 2.5/5
- Violence: None. 5/5
- Drugs: Alcohol is consumed in several scenes. A woman is seen with a cigarette. 3/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: None that I can recall. 5/5
- Other: The whole movie is about lying; also, the baptism of babies is mentioned. 2.5/5