Christmas in Paris

An Old Fashioned Harlequin Romance Come to Life

This is a straight-up Harlequin Romance Movie and as such it’s pretty OK. And I don’t mean the Hallmark movies based Harlequin novels. This is right out of the playbook that produced about 11 or so novel-based TV movie romances in the 1990s and early 2000s that Hallmark had nothing to do with. Have they started doing these again out of nowhere? Since I saw this on ION television it really does have that different and old-fashioned approach to a romance. The hero was very attractive and a stereotypical early prototype romance hero: A Rich, Powerful, Mysterious Playboy who is a Genius at business. He falls for a normal (ish) girl: beautiful, good, and spunky. It was well-cast and fun. I liked the side story of our hero hating and then reconciling with his biological father (who really looked the part as well) and the asthma angle. For anyone who liked this movie, I urge you to look up these old Harlequin movies some of which are available on YouTube.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

November 8, 2020

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