Christmas at Castle Hart

A Party Pooper

This was a pretty tired story not helped by some problematic behavior on the part of our heroine. Lacey “Giggles” Chabert’s younger sister, who is somewhat of a goofball gets herself fired from a premier event planner’s affair. The sister is played by Ali Hardiman, and she does a good job portraying the goofy girl. She looks like a cross between Tara Reid and Heather Mattarazzo of The Princess Diaries. She has a very expressive face. The same cannot be said of Lacey, I’m sorry to say. Unfortunately, she looks like she had her forehead botoxed and something else seemed off about her cheeks as well. It is not very exaggerated, but it is enough to notice especially since Miss Muggy McRubberface is acting with her much of the time.

The two ex-waitresses are touring an Irish castle and overhear the owners lamenting that their party planner quit. The younger sister lies that she and her sister are not only party planners, but that her sister is the world-renowned event planner, Paige Monahan, who is a person of color, which Lacey is not. And the very one that recently fired them. When the brother and sister look up her website they are very impressed. (Isn’t there a picture of her anywhere?) Lacey and her sister agree to take over. Lacey doesn’t like it but the Lord and his sister need help and are desperate. You know that this will not end well before it does end well (of course). The Lord and Lacey (that goes together) fall for each other. They overcome some serious challenges and manage to put on a pretty good party. The inevitable disaster occurs when the elite party planner hears that the two waitresses are impersonating her and comes to Ireland to open a can of whoopa$$ on them. And who can blame her? They do manage to get themselves forgiven, and near the end when a happy coincidence occurs, the sentence, “It’s a real Christmas miracle” is actually uttered. Crazy Credits: Paul Campbell wrote this. This is your mulligan, Paul. Sean McGinley was in this. He is a very famous and respected Irish actor (Braveheart, Michael Collins, George Gently, the Republic of Doyle, Shetland, etc.) In fact, all of the actors are Irish or English, except Lacey, even the Americans.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

December 3, 2021

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