In the sequel to the popular UP Original Movie Marry Me For Christmas, it’s a year after Marci and Blair declared their love for each other and decided to tie the knot. But as the big day approaches, Marci is so consumed with work that she hasn’t had time to plan her wedding. To make matters worse, she may have to team up with former assistant/fake fiancé Adam to win a project she’s been vying for – a little tidbit she hasn’t shared with Blair. But Blair, as it turns out, has a secret of his own. Thanks to years of doing pro bono work for financially-strapped clients, he quickly is running out of cash and might have to accept an offer to work for his longtime nemesis, Marci’s manipulative cousin Preston. Meanwhile, Marci’s mother Stephanie is making some rather bold moves of her own with her sexy salsa teacher, Antonio, who’s more than a little smitten with her – and about 20 years her junior. Will there be a wedding for Christmas? Better yet – whose wedding will it be?
This one was not as good as the first, but then I expect a dip with sequels, especially made for TV ones. The only really glaring mistake was that in the last movie she said she worked in Chicago but in this one it was New York. Everything else, character wise, and history wise was the same.
The big issue in this movie was a lack of communication. It’s one of my least favorite tropes because literally all the problems in the story can be solved if the two main characters talk to each other. It’s lazy writing. At least we had the mother’s side plot dating a younger man. That was interesting and unexpected, too bad it ended in the predictable manner.
I was kind of annoyed with the depiction of women and the male female relationship. However, I did like that the Uncle didn’t tell Blair what to do, just pointed out his options. The aunt did the same thing with Marcie which I liked.
Even with the dip in quality I’m interested to see how this is going to develop and I’m going to watch the next one.