Home for Christmas

5.51 h 33 min201716+
Beth Prince has always loved fairytales and now she feels like she's finally on the verge of her own happily ever after; a dream job in a charming independent cinema by the seaside and a gorgeous boyfriend. There's just one problem - no man has ever told her they love her. Desperate to hear those crucial three little words Beth takes matters into her own hands - and wishes she hasn't.
Jamie Patterson
April PearsonKarl DaviesLucy Griffiths
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Derren NesbittAmanda PieryMatt Beveridge
Jamie PattersonNathalie GraceApril PearsonKarl Davies
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3.3 out of 5 stars

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Alison PlumeyReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
When Ends Meet Begining!
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The movie story is not breathtaking, but it is definitely feeling making, I would have loved to see a stronger finish, but definitely English delicate and subtle, takes it to advantage when ends meet beginning. The actors are very excellent romancers, definitely "hot people in this movie" but the corkiness of them both together is what makes it special. Thank you for this movie, and one more thing, Mr. Karl Davies, you are the whole romantic package in a movie, except you need how to Kiss. Please don't hate me, please fans don't hate me, please Mrs. Davies, don't hate me if you exist. I don't know anything about you, but I tend to read people by their expressions and gestures, and I think you Mr. Davies is grand. Although, You definitely need to learn how to kiss. With respect to your female or male acting partners, but you need a strong kiss passionate and subtle and you don't have it. You do on the other hand have a soft nice but not so passionate and duly boring kiss. Please, ends meet by starting and ending on a strong passionate kiss. Think of those whom you have loved. "Think Carry Grant...on His Girl Friday! Have fun and I really look forward to seeing more movies with you in it. Happy Holiday's and thank you for this one. FYI: English is my second language so my eloquence is not enough, sorry! I hope the message meets the end!
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sanglantReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not really a Christmas movie, but an enjoyable boy meets girl story
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I really enjoyed this movie. It is quirky with depth. The lead actors were likeable, earnest, and worked well together--which helped the occasionally awkward dialogue. The movie worked a little too hard to fit the "life as a reflection of a rom-com theme." But then life can't perfectly fit a slick romantic comedy film anyway, so maybe it worked.

This is not a movie wrapped in Christmas (as others have mentioned) if that is what you are looking for. There just happens to take place around Christmas--there are decorations at the cinema where the female lead works and there is the obligatory "It's a Wonderful Life" playing at the theater.

I gave the movie only 4 stars because of the few moments the dialogue was distracting and the supporting cast (particularly the seniors) was a little sub par--I think their roles were lacking in depth. Also, (and I don't think I have ever criticized this on another film) the name of the film is completely unsuitable. How could the creators have known their own movie so little that they gave it a title that seems so disconnected? Maybe just trying to get the Christmas movie audience? I honestly think that limits the audience for this movie.

If you like a light romantic comedy, where the chemistry between the girl and her new love interest drives the whole movie and manages to keep a steady course despite the film's other failings, give this one a try. And of course it's British. That's why I gave it a shot. Glad I did.
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ArtistDame1Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you're in the mood for a "smart," funny rom com -- this could be a good pick
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For me this was an all round enjoyable "rom com." I enjoyed the writing which ranged from very funny to really touching. Acting is good and as others have said, it's British so that is a hint there.

I'm confused about all the reviews with comments, "it's not a Christmas movie." Well no, it is not "Elf" or "The Grinch" but like so many movies with Christmas in the title (like White Christmas) it spans a period of time that culminates at Christmas and "ends" with the title making perfect sense.

I definitely enjoyed it and am glad I watched.
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M.S.M.Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
I tried to like it, but couldn't
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I tried to like this movie, but the characters' language was beyond irritating, and unnecessarily bad. I started off liking the main female lead, she was cute and seemed sweet to start with, but she just didn't improve too much. Was she so desperate that she almost decides to have sex with the male lead just because he was sad about his grandfather having a heart attack? This wasn't romantic. It wasn't much about Christmas. It wasn't much of a story either.
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LightHearted1Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Quirky off-beat romance
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3.5* It's a quirky off-beat British indy romcom, and the music was a good part of it. It felt a bit disjointed, but the characters were disjointed, too. It's well done enough, and enjoyable enough to watch. Is it as great as the many romcoms mentioned--not really. Personally, I didn't find it all that funny. These people are all pretty sad and kind of desperate.There were sweet moments, cute ones, and crazy acting out ones. A little sex, no nudity, some swearing but not in excess, drinking to drunkenness more than once. I liked the ending, though.I don't know if "home for Christmas" was the book title the movie was based on or not, if Christmas had a bigger role in the book, but it literally had very little to do with the movie. There was a good sad Christmas song in there, though.
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ForTheLoveOfReadingReviewed in the United States on December 29, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Liked it.
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I vacillated between giving this three and four stars (as there are no half stars), then gave it the extra half because I enjoyed it. The cast is talented, the script has many good moments, and the directing was solid. I was in the mood for some light, but not crappy entertainment, and took a chance on this with a happy outcome. There are some fun and funny scenes. And there is that aching human desire to be loved, and the lesson that real love isn't all about looks, and sex, or something that can be forced. I love the grandfather who stands as a guidepost for his grandson, and the friendship between the lead actress and her roommate, and the relationship angst young men and women go through. It would have been nice to have the roommate's personal life a bit fleshed out, and the mother as more than a cliche intrusive element. Those extra touches might have actually made this film truly worthy of a full four stars. Despite that, I recommend it as worth a watch, a good date film, and for all the romantics out there, a nice way to spend a relaxing cold winter day or eve curled up with a cup of hot cocoa.
KelseyReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
2.5 stars if possible, British Rom Com, Nothing to do with the Holidays
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This movie has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas, and I know people say that when there is no Christmas feels etc in the movie, but this legit is so far from a Christmas movie. I didn't even see a single Christmas decoration in the entire movie. They use the word Christmas Eve like twice in the whole movie. Its a British Romantic Comedy, so its kinda weird. It is hard to stay engaged with because it is slow and they speak softly. If you look down at your phone for a minute you will be lost. Main characters have really nice bodies, so that is a plus. I also was trying to figure out if the main character's hair is hers or extensions, 'cause it is beautiful.

There are better movies to watch, but it isn't as bad as some I've seen--it is a border line 2 stars.
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Adam grossReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Take a hard pass on this one
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First off, I LOVE holiday romcom movies, just like the female lead in this film.

There are major plot holes in this film. Scenes jump to different locations/plot change with no indication or justification. At one point, I thought 'why is she going to his room? I thought he chased after her from the beach, but he missed dinner??? When did she go from splitting her shorts during the day and now it's well after dinner time???'. No damn sense!! OH and then he receives horrible news just moment before they decide on some sex??!! This is absurd.

None of it makes sense, the producers spent more time on matching music to silent thought scenes than actually constructing a story line that flows.

I'm not usually a harsh critique for hallmark/holiday movies as they are all pretty much the same plot but this one........I felt compelled to review.

Hard pass........
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