The Knight Before Christmas, a story about a medieval English knight who is magically transported to the present day where he meets the love of his life is exactly what I expected.
It’s a movie I liked almost purely for the Christmas-rich visuals. Everything else was tolerable just so I could enjoy that beautiful Ohio town and live in Hudgens’s character’s very well decorated house.
I did definitely pay full attention throughout – but generally, The Knight Before Christmas is romantic, Christmassy, dare I say – silliness for incredibly non-taxing viewing. It was perfect for unwinding after my very busy week.
Why not give it a chance and let it relax you if you’re especially curious and ready for Christmas?
Set in New York City (of course!) and directed by Peter Segal, Second Act is about an underestimated retail worker who reinvents her life and her life-story, leading to her finally landing her dream job and more.
Even though Second Act is similar to the other Lopez romance / comedies mentioned – in a few ways, there’s still a difference or two that I didn’t see coming. Generally, I enjoyed the humour and watching the dynamic between the three main female characters. The fact that Leah Remini and Lopez happen to be close friends in real life somehow only added to my experience of this movie.
Other personal highlights include the way Lopez and Vanessa Hudgens were styled, the New York City setting plus the wise and very accurate wisdom shared at the very end.
Watch Second Act especially if you like Lopez and the two Lopez movies mentioned. Segal’s film is definitely a little different in a good way; and who knows, perhaps you may even prefer it. Maid In Manhattan and The Wedding Planner remains my favourites.
A week before Christmas, a Chicago baker meets a soon-to-be princess who looks exactly like her. They decide to trade places and before too long, they get more than comfortable in their new lives.
Directed by Mike Rohl; the key cast of The princess Switch includes Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Sagar, Suanne Braun, Sam Palladio…
As clichéd and overly cheesy as this clearly is, I’ll probably still watch it because the Christmas season is a time for cheesy, romantic movies that ‘I couldn’t possibly…’ during other times of the year.
Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar, Mark Fleischmann and Adi Gheo also star.