This review may contain minor spoilers, but I do my best to avoid any within my reviews.
Summary: After inheriting a farm at Christmas time, a widowed father makes a bumpy adjustment to village life – while his kids hatch a plan to stay there forever.
Title: Christmas on Mistletoe Farm
Runtime: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Cast: Scott Graham, Scott Paige, Delilah O’Riordan, Evan Scott, Madison Davis, Faith Delaney, Dexter Sol Answll, Kathryn Drysdale, Ashley Jensen, Carolyn Pickles, Inel Tomlinson, Sydney Isitt-Ager, Jonny Weldon, Simon Lipkin, Stewart Wright, Steven Wickham and Celia Imrie
Director: Debbie Isitt
Writer: Debbie Isitt
A widower single father to five struggles to manage his grief, his kids, their grief and trying to figure out work and family during the holidays. Then he inherits a farm from his estranged father and takes the kids there on a temporary basis but the children fall in love with the community and the animals.
This has a really sweet family story, I loved how the community helped and cared so much about the children, it was really beautiful. They took them on instantly like they were always meant to be there, it was so sweet. They got up to such mischief of the farm, which was so hilarious and so encouraged by the farm hand. I loved how they found happiness in the farm quickly, connecting with everyone there, and the animals too.
It had its funny moments especially from Beano, he was insane and outrageous and always had something silky to come out with. I really liked the storyline progression with the dad who really didn’t want the farm, he had so many issues he had not yet dealt with and gradually over time figured out how to solve them. I liked that behind his back constantly the children were plotting to get him to stay there forever.
It’s a really sweet family watch, it’s funny, it has lots of cute farm animals, great child cast that are super cute and talented, a wonderful little community of people, a sad story that progresses nicely. I liked this movie it was different to most others I’ve seen and it was so interesting and had so much heart.