Today we’re going to talk about a Christmas movie that left me less than excited. Well, I watched so you won’t have to! 😅
The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):
A woman (Amy Smart) magically experiences Christmas Eve over and over again.
I don’t know what possessed me to click on this movie but browsing the Christmas film section on Disney+ I was presented with it, so here we are. If you are looking for a *very* cringy, somehow shallow, and cheesy flick to watch, look no further. 12 Dates of Christmas has you covered. If you are looking for something that will *not* melt your brain cells while watching, steer clear of 12 Dates for Christmas.
The premise is Christmas à la Groundhog Day. Amy Smart keeps reliving the day over and over again. What already irked me to an almost painful degree was her obsession to get back with her ex and trick him into spending Christmas with her. The was the first thing that was super cringy. Lady, he’s just not that into you – which was exemplified by him showing up with his new girlfriend. This is where any sane person might have decided to call it quits, but Amy Smart’s character keeps going for a while after that. I was glad to see that at some point she did come to terms with everything, but still.
It, furthermore, annoyed me that despite so desperately trying to get back with her ex, she went on a date with some guy – only to dump him at the bar when her ex calls. It’s extremely bitchy to waste somebody’s time like that. Apparently, he agreed to the date because he was told that she’s the most amazing person ever but honestly, I don’t see why. For the most part of the movie really didn’t like her too much. She goes through some redemption through the picture but even that was kinda cringy. All throughout this film I just kept rolling my eyes and wishing for it to be over. It got boring after the third repetition of the day, yet it keeps going because, you have guessed it, 12 dates of Christmas. Technically speaking, the movie wasn’t that long but it seemed to go on for an eternity.
I think if you did a cheesy Christmas movie bingo, this one would tick all the boxes. There wasn’t a single cliché we skipped. I could get with the program if it was well done, but it simply was not. The writing wasn’t there, the acting neither. There’s just nothing redeeming about this movie. Save yourself the time and watch something good instead. Seriously.
Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!