This review may contain spoilers, so keep that in mind when reading.
Summary: Follows a pop star who’s got a career burnout and escapes to a small town where she finds not only inspiration but a shot of love.
Title: Christmas With You
Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
Cast: Freddie Prince Jr, Aimee Garcia, Deja Monique Cruz, Zenaida Williams, Socorro Santiago, Gabriel Sloyer, Grace Dumdaw, Lawrence J. Hughes, Matthew Grimaldi, Kyndra Sanchez, Nicolette Stephanie Templier, Emily Davidson, Elisa Bocanegra, Helena Betancourt, Sammy Peralta, Benjamin Brody, Alexander Ramirez and Cedric Cannon
Director: Gabriela Tagliavini
Writers: Michael Varrati, German Michael Torres, Jennifer C. Stetson and Paco Farias
A pop star is struggling to stay current with all the new talent out there so is told she has to write a hit Christmas song. When she visits a fan she get stranded by the snow and finds the girls dad is a song writer and together create a beautiful Christmas song and fall in love.
I really wasn’t a fan of Angelina through most of the movie, she was so vapid and irritating, just being a stereotypical pop star. There were cute moment though where she was with Miguel creating the song and when she was bonding with Christina. I did like they gave her character progression and she realised who she needed and actually wanted to be deep down.
I really liked how family orientated this movie was, I really enjoyed seeing the connection with the family, they were all really close and were doing two huge celebrations, they’d recently lost someone important but were all still really close. I loved how the accepted Mo and Angelina in so quickly as though they’d always meant to have been family.
I also seeing the Mexican culture come alive within this movie. You don’t get Christmas movies about Mexican families often. It was beautiful to see it, we also got a quinceañera which was so beautiful to see and I loved that we saw two big holidays in one.
This wasn’t in any way what was I would have thought it was, but it was really creatively made, was really sweet and wholesome. I really loved the family life within this movie and how Angelina connected to something she’d never had. It was a very good Christmas movie and so easy to watch.