takes place during holiday season in England.
Jeremy Piven plays the father of a headstrong, hurting teenage daughter. They’re both grieving the loss of mom/wife and not doing well communicating with each other. He’s throwing himself into work, she’s trying a boy for the first time and it’s only making matters worse.
When daughter, Jules, and her BF get the bright idea to get dad a date to make him happy, the story has moments of humor in the midst of all the sadness and relationship issues. Both David and Jules are trying to find a new normal without the person they loved most.
Some beautiful, classic English Christmas music is part of the soundtrack and the young woman playing Jules sings a brief solo near the end that’s quite good. It won’t be everyone’s cuppa, but I loved it!
Lots of opportunities for discussion with the family about this movie: death of a parent, grieving, dating, proper behavior when dating, discipline, lying, trustworthiness and more. There are a few soft expletives, hugging and kissing w/clothes on, drinking and smoking, (mostly by adults). Not a fun Friday movie, it’s more of a thoughtful Thursday but worth the 90 minutes🍿
Christmas in July 2021 #1