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Plot: When Jenny attends her sister’s winter wedding at an ice hotel, her heart melts over the best man, the problem is he unexpectedly brings a “plus one,” seemingly dashing her hopes for a wintery romance.
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Not exactly ice melting
If you have seen your fair share of Hallmark Christmas films, it would be safe to say that you are very likely to know what to expect on the most part (there were some change of paces but not all came off). Especially regarding the pretty samey stories due to mostly following a formula, and one shouldn’t expect any more. Have seen my fair share myself and have always watched them with mixed expectations. That are either met and even exceeded, or the film completely misses the mark and does little with any potential.
That was the case with 2019’s ‘Winter Castle’, one of the below average efforts (if not quite one of the very worst) of a wildly uneven and often unimpressive year for Hallmark. Hallmark certainly did a lot worse overall, but ‘Winter Castle’ just doesn’t have anything special to it other than it being well made. Not even the generally watchable Emilie Ullerup is enough to save it. While not a terrible film, ‘Winter Castle’ is a very lacklustre one with most of Hallmark’s most common flaws obvious throughout.
‘Winter Castle’ does have its good things. It is easily one of the best looking Hallmark Christmas films there is bar none. The hotel looks absolutely incredible and one of those places where a stay would be strongly considered, and the camera clearly loves it for it to be photographed in such a picture postcard way. The music captures the Christmas feel very well and is not near as over-scored or intrusive as too many of a lot of Hallmark films.
Despite Ullerup being the most familiar name to me, the best performance actually in my view came from Meghan Heffern, as the only cast member to have any charm to her or be remotely rootable.
Sadly, the negatives in ‘Winter Castle’ do outweigh the positives, and the negatives are quite big. Ullerup does try, but if the writers were trying to make Jenny impossible to root for they not only succeeded at that they went too far on it. It did mean that Ullerup’s usual charm and warmth practically disappear. Kevin McGarry doesn’t look comfortable in a role that is little more than one of Hallmark’s most overused stereotypes, and like Jenny the film takes Craig’s negative traits (immaturity, shallowness) to extremes. The two don’t have much chemistry together and the rest of the supporting cast don’t register, including a mother that could easily pass for an older sister.
Found it very difficult to connect to the characters, apart from Lana to some degree, they are sketchily developed and the film goes too far on showing their flaws and not showing enough of the good things about them. Lets not get started on the endless frustrating and downright senseless decision making and how vague any reasoning for anything that happens is. The final 30 minutes were difficult to sit through, being very cheesy and ridiculous as well as managing to make every character impossible to like let alone love. The balcony scene was cringe-worthy in the writing.
On the writing front, ‘Winter Castle’ is an utter failure. The script is often excessive on the cheese and is over-sentimental in others, a lot of it sounds incredibly awkward in especially the last act. The story has its moments, but generally there is far too little of it and what there is is very standard, formulaic Hallmark and feels rather stale and contrived. Not to mention hugely far-fetched at times.
In conclusion, rather mediocre at most and left me ice cold. 4/10
Hallmark starts 2019 with this hard to watch movie.
The movie centers on a destination wedding in an ice hotel. Unfortunately the highlight of the movie was the awesome views of the hotel, but the all white background even got old.
Jenny (Emilie Ullerup) is the bridesmaid for her sister’s wedding, and a romance develops between the best man Craig (Kevin McGarry). The chemistry between the leads, and the supporting actors is non convincing.
Rating: 2-Star – PASS (one watch is enough)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 23 min (83 min), 2 hr (120 min) (including commercials)
Genre Drama, Family, Romance
Director Marita Grabiak
Writer Barbara Kymlicka
Actors Emilie Ullerup, Kevin McGarry, Meghan Heffern, Habree Larratt
Country Canada, USA
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