We have been waiting for this day for centuries, and now it is finally here. It is the return of one of the greatest giants the film industry has ever known, whose projects have garnered countless acclaim and changed cinema as an art form over and over again. . After years of delays, detours, and shattered dreams, it’s time once again for the film to transport us to another world.
Of course I’m talking about Lindsay Lohan returns to acting. I’m sure James Cameron will love and cherish to have that kind of rumor thrown in Avatar 2. But has James Cameron ever dropped his head on a ski slope, lost his memory, and fell in love with a handsome innkeeper whose struggling motel needs a miracle on the right holiday? No, but Lindsay Lohan does. And she brought us something that will be remembered for a long time after that Avatar 12 visit TubiTV in 2089: cheer for the holiday.
Yes, La Lohan managed to escape the bowels of child star hell to set Earth’s axis right again for her Netflix’s new holiday movie, Fall for Christmas, out today. To say that this moment is long gone – for both Lohan and the crowd of fans she amassed during her time as one of the most famous actresses in the world – would be an understatement. excessive. After a difficult life growing up in the public eye, Lohan made a number of unsuccessful comeback attempts. Have a play in London’s West End; a wanton, Oprah-cosigned reality show; and most recently, a Vanderpump’s Rule-style series about a now closed beach club in Mykonos.
But even after every false start, Lohan holds his head high, despite the never-ending setbacks. Now, after taking a break from acting and getting off the camera in Dubai, where she’s lived for the past few years, Lohan is tying together her underwhelming Hollywood story with first in a three-movie deal with Netflix, Fall for Christmas.
The movie is basically your holiday movie made to stream, with the festival raised to 11. It’s predictable, drowsy, and great. Under normal circumstances, that would be a completely forgettable holiday fare — cookies that are incredibly rich at the party without being touched. But with Lohan driving the sled, Fall for Christmas transcends its formulaic nature to become an effervescent stroll and the ideal return vehicle for its star.
Lohan stars in the film as Sierra Belmont, a spoiled hotel heiress who hovers around the lobby of her father’s lavish ski resort, commanding the staff while she ponders a an offer to work with the family business. Sierra will be the Vice President of Atmospheric, a job where she would probably be the killer, judging by her ability to carry on an entire phone conversation with her influential boyfriend, Tad (George Young), while her minions soak her cuticles and play the flute. champagne in her mouth.
When Tad proposes to Sierra on a remote mountaintop (which naturally creates more unique selfie spots), a sudden storm sends the two flying in opposite directions over one side of the cliff. Sierra hit her head on the ground. Nearby, the owner of the North Star Lodge, Jake Russell (Chord Overstreet), is giving a few of his guests a sleigh ride through the snow. When he saw Sierra’s hot pink ski suit from the side of the road, he quickly took her to the hospital. But when she wakes up, there’s only one problem (tell it to me, now!): She doesn’t remember her name!
Amnesia is one of the things we Merry Movie Mavens like to call the Four Festive Dilemmas. Every holiday movie made for television/streaming tends to incorporate some of the following elements as its central conflict: winter sports amnesia; a city enthusiast who has forgotten what Christmas is; a young girl who has lost one (or both!) of her parents; or a local family business that needs to be saved – from big corporations or heavy debt.
Wouldn’t you know it? Fall for Christmas have all four.
Unable to find a single personal memory from her tree-traumatized brain, Sierra offers Jake an offer to stay in the North Star while she recovers. But even with her memory faltering, Sierra still feels the lack of indulgence that comes with a life of only sleeping and eating breakfast.
She has no memory of how to fit a sheet, put it in the washing machine, or cook a pancake. God, the whole place could catch on fire if they let her near the fireplace. And with the motel losing more guests each year to luxury resorts and Airbnbs, Jake had no one to help her. Luckily for Sierra, it just means she can get closer to Jake, his sweet daughter, and his doting mother-in-law, who’s been looking for some holiday fun after Jake’s wife died a few years ago.
Doesn’t that completely unoriginal and completely corny plot make you feel warm inside? I know I’m feeling constrained. And if you’re still not convinced, Lohan’s always-impressive comedies are sure to keep you entertained.
She has a knack for understanding exactly the right physicality to create something hysterical, commanding the screen with as little effort as cracking an egg — which is really hard for Sierra. Lohan’s comedic timing was right. It was pure joy to look back at her land walkers, as if she had never left. There were some moments that not only made me laugh, but actually made me smile because it was so nice to watch an old flame flickering across the screen again.
Overstreet is a charming addition to Lohan, and the two really manage to create something quite rare in the genre: heartfelt chemistry. The romantic couples in this holiday movie often feel the same, without a single spark. Overstreet and Lohan play together perfectly, building a romance that feels as real (or at least as real as a Christmas movie on Netflix might make you feel) without even trying. to the point that it became over-the-top and amusing.
But let me be equal with you, we both know why we’re here. We were just looking for some snacks to enjoy while we bake on our holiday, or maybe something to watch and laugh at with a few friends and lots of spiced wine. I didn’t expect anything too great from Falling on Christmas, alongside the return of Lindsay Lohan, and I got exactly what I expected: a complex and comfortable seasonal warm-up.
Besides editing everything in the genre, the film is edited with the almost euphoric pace I’ve come to expect from these films. Sometimes, I wonder if I accidentally turned on Netflix’s 1.5 speed feature. Every inch of every frame looks like a Michael’s craft store exploded on set. If that weren’t enough, there’s even a magical Santa-type figure that secretly plays God while the rest of the farmers run around the ski lodge thinking they have any free will. any reason. And all wrapped up in a giant red bow is the end of the credit blooper reel. Even if you’re just a holiday movie fanatic who doesn’t care about past stars, there’s something here for you.
But even if she’s not your main attraction, you’ll get away Fall for Christmas love Lindsay Lohan. After all she’s been through, somehow she hasn’t lost the “it” element that made her star shine so brightly all these years ago. She has the ability and charisma, putting both drama and humor on her face in ways that other actresses of her time never had. And here she can show us exactly why the industry has never been ready to give her up. Whether you fall on Christmas or not is debatable, but you will definitely fall in love with Lindsay Lohan.