#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Starring Amy Smart (Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash, Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue), 12 Dates of Christmas is a romantic comedy that follows Kate (Amy Smart), a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her blind date with Miles (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a handsome guy she’s been set up with. In a strange twist of fate, Kate is given the chance to re-live Christmas Eve twelve times! Kate decides to embrace what Christmas Eve has given her — a loving family, great friends and Miles, who turns out to be a great guy! However, just as she seems to think she has gotten it right, the clock strikes midnight and Kate must live Christmas Eve once again. Under these weird new circumstances, Kate learns to take risks and enjoy what she’s been given. Thanks to the gift of Christmas Eve, Kate finds happiness by finally trusting fate.
Plot: In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her blind date with Miles, a handsome guy she’s been set up with. In a strange twist of fate, Kate is given the chance to re-live Christmas Eve twelve times.
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Just when I think Inhave seen all of the “Groundhog Day” movie clones, I stumble over another one. And this one has been around for a while, but surfaced when we were cruising holiday films on Prime Video.
The script isn’t at all daring or memorable, and I don’t recall many laugh out loud moments. But it is amusing in places and the chemistry between the various characters is strong. I liked how most of the characters were fleshed out some rather than left as two dimensional extras. (Well, except for the poor shop clerk who spritzes our heroine in each day’s reincarnation and only gets the same lame line.) And of course there is character of growth accomplishing our selfish lead character. She shares with Bill Murray’s charactr in the original the growing knowledge that she needs to try to have a perfect day. And she improves the day gradually by building on what she did during previous versions of the day. But the story doesn’t try to copy Groundhog Day by being over the top with what she will do to get out of her repeating day, and it is harmless fun that I don’t regret spending time on.
Really Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.
This is about as close as I can find to a gender flipped “Groundhog’s Day”, granted it’s not as good as Bill Murray, but Amy Smart carries this movie really well, even with Mark-Paul Gosselaar giving a great performance, there is only so much you can do with an opposing romance role if you’re not in most of the scenes.
We get to see a great growth of character, exploration of herself and her world as she repeats days, looking for a way out.
The message is a little blatant, “Get over the ex”, but the reality of struggling with such a thing is exampled plenty well, and surprisingly similar to “While You Were Sleeping” is very much about togetherness and family (born to or made), especially around the holidays.
This is a fun holiday time-shift loop to add to your marathon of time-loop movies.
It’s a Groundhog Christmas Eve
This takes the concept of Bill Murray’s movie Groundhog Day and adds a dash of Christmas Spirit… but only a dash.
It is basically a love story… Not just of Kate, but the other people that transect her life, and her coming-to-terms and accepting other people’s love interests.
It doesn’t have a dark side as Groundhog Day did where Bill Murray went through a few suicide days; Kate has a bad day where she gets grumpy with people, though the director shoots it with humour.
The only thing that concerned and irked me a little was the way Miles would just walk away when things got a little tough or strange. Wouldn’t you want the love interest to have a little interest in his supposed love, give her some benefit of the doubt? What would the future be like with this type of man?
That said, I really enjoyed the film, though I wouldn’t really call it a “Christmas Movie” as it’s only set on Christmas Eve. It is a movie where you can cuddle up close with your loved one and just enjoy the lighthearted script (which made me feel good throughout the movie and made me laugh a few times too) with good acting and decent direction.
The best modern Christmas classic since ‘Elf’
If you loved Groundhog Day, 12 Dates of Christmas will probably be your new favorite Christmas movie. This ABC television movie is the best Christmas classic since Elf, one you will add to your collection and watch every year.
Amy Smart stars as an unhappy, lonely young woman determined to win her ex-boyfriend back on Christmas Eve. She ignores the advice of her best friend, Laura Miyata, is rude to her kind-hearted neighbor, Jayne Eastwood, and hurts her dad and stepmom’s feelings with her flippant remarks about the holidays. On top of it all, she gets set up on a blind date with Mark-Paul Gosselaar but doesn’t really give him the time of day because she’s still in love with Benjamin Ayres. But, when the clock strikes midnight, time flies backwards and she finds herself reliving Christmas Eve all over again!
Everything about this movie is adorable, and every time you watch it, there’s more to notice and appreciate. Director James Hayman adds the clever touch of inserting each of the 12 proverbial gifts of Christmas during her repetition of the day; for example, there are two sets of love birds in a shop window and nine women start up a conga line in a bar. It’s great fun to try and catch all twelve! While most films of this type-mean person learns his lesson-focus on one lesson, Aaron Mendelsohn and Janet Brownell’s script is more complex than that. Amy Smart’s character is given deeper reasons for her unhappiness, rather than a cheesy, generic dislike of the holiday or lack of romance. Each of the supporting characters are given their own quirks and niceties, adding to enjoyment of the story. Plus, there’s more than one romance in the film, so even though you’re guaranteed to fall for Mark-Paul Gosselaar, you’ll find yourself rooting for other couples as well.
From Mary Long’s holiday pun-“What happens when Santa gets stuck in the chimney? He gets Santa Claustr-ophobia!”-to Audrey Dwyer’s one repeated, memorable line-“I spritzed you and you passed out”-12 Dates of Christmas is full of funny lines and scenes that you’ll look forward to reliving every year. I can’t recommend this modern Christmas classic highly enough. I just love it!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Director James Hayman
Writer Aaron Mendelsohn (teleplay by), Janet Brownell (teleplay by), Aaron Mendelsohn (story by), Blake Harris (story by)
Actors Laura Miyata, Vijay Mehta, Amy Smart, Audrey Dwyer
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A