Swept Up by Christmas

I guess Hallmark is Saving Their Best for Last

Interesting set up with a hoity-toity auction house representative up against a cleaning service owner hired to clean the house while she is trying to decorate. Lindy Booth is excellent as usual with her ethereal beauty up against a manly man ex-military owner of a cleaning service, Dirt-Force One. Cute name. There were lots of fascinating scenes involving appraising antiques and deciding what to auction and what to keep for the family. There were good backstories involving Lindy’s desire to buy out the owner of the independent auction house and up against a conglomerate, the owner’s estranged relationship with his famous singer daughter, manly man’s back-story and wish to expand his business, etc. And in addition, if that were not enough, a very nice secondary romance with Lindy’s best friend and caterer with Manly Man’s partner, a disabled veteran. Full marks, just not quite a “10” for me.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

December 20, 2020

Sound of Christmas

Great Appealing Cast

Full disclosure. I fell asleep in the middle of this movie, but in my defense, I was in bed with this on at the time. Never the less, I wanted to log my review in order to compliment Micah Kalisch as the formidable teen daughter, the cheerful wholesome Lindy Booth, the ruthless boss, Damon Runyan, and even the guy that played the hero. I found him strangely appealing. The acting was outstanding. I’m going to go back and look at the middle. If I change my review, I’ll let you know. But great casting and good acting can over-ride a lot of other flaws.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

November 3, 2020


Good Casting

A good actress, Lindy Booth, and good casting saves this. I’m not a huge fan of Trevor Donovan, but he was right for this part of a star quarterback. He was tall and athletic at least. Lindy Booth is a talented actress. I liked her in this. I also enjoyed the casting of Joe Theisman as a sports agent and Ed Marinaro as Lindy’s dad and a retired coach.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

September 21, 2020