The Holiday Calendar Reviews
(Full review TBD)
I seriously had no issue with the premises of a fortune-telling calendar. True, if someone believes that stuff in the real world, they need their head checked - but things can work in the fictional universe of the movie that don't work in the real world. A certain level of superstition seems to be inherent to your l the Christmas Flock genre. But I had more issue with the fact that the way the Supposedly Great Guy does e his jerk side is by exercising healthy skepticism.
And in general, the characters are way too two-dimensional.
I know that some people easily dismiss a film as "too predictable" - but usually I'm not one of those people. But in the case of those movie, I am.
She wants to be a photographer.
She isn't brave enough to travel the world to follow her dreams like her best friend.
She can't bring herself to ask her parents to help her finance her own studio.
She forces herself to work in a studio taking passport photos to "pay the bills" and lives in this gorgeous, but I suppose less than mansion-like loft.
And the worst thing of all? Her parents keep offering to give her money! Or a job at their law firm. The absolute horror of it all.
What this girl needs is a calendar that strips her of everything she has until the day before Christmas. Perhaps then, standing on the verge of the destitution and lonely despair that is the inescapable reality for so many people, will she realize how much she had to be grateful for.