Watch: The Noel Diary 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Jacob Churcher hasn’t been home for almost twenty years not since his mentally ill mother kicked him out of the house when he was just sixteen. When a lawyer calls, days before Christmas, to inform him that his estranged mother has passed away and left her house to him, Jacob returns not just to settle the estate but to try and reconcile with the past and the pain and abuse he experienced as a child. Also, maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching re-runs of Christmas classics. But as it turns out, the house holds more than just difficult memories, Jacob’s mother had become a hoarder and he must excavate through two decades worth of clutter..
Plot: Cleaning out his childhood home at Christmas, a novelist meets a woman searching for her birth mother. Will an old diary unlock their pasts — and hearts?
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I really enjoyed this!
I expected a dreaded Hallmark movie with a very weak plot but decided I would give this a shot due to Justin Hartley. I ended up enjoying it. It is a very simplistic movie, but it is far better than anything you would find on the Hallmark channel. It’s a sentimental holiday movie that feels very Nicolas Sparks-esqe. There is a believable chemistry between both the leads but because I need to fill up IMBD’s 600 character requirement, my only critique would be that maybe the female lead needed to be slightly older because the male lead looked closer in age to the female lead’s mother. However, that was not enough to keep me from enjoying it. She was a great actress. Still a very sweet movie that I thoroughly enjoyed.
It’s a heartwarming story; a feel-good story as most Christmas tales are although one might find it a bit cheesy.
The premise is rather unusual. How a diary could turn strangers into sweethearts, reconcile estranged relatives, and make a child fully understand her mother who abandons her is something to root for. And the movie brings out all the elements that make it a gem.
Justin Hartley and Barrett Doss have undeniably good chemistry on screen which makes their scenes together quite entertaining.
The soundtrack helps to energize it, and the cinematography captures the Christmassy feeling and tone.
There are many remarkable, quiet Christmas stories out there. This is one of them.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Charles Shyer
Writer Rebecca Connor, Richard Paul Evans, David Golden
Actors Justin Hartley, James Remar, Bonnie Bedelia
Country United States
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
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