Amy Smart

12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

12 Dates of Christmas

12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

Director:

James Hayman

Starring:

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Laura Miyata

Vijay Mehta

Amy Smart

Plot:

Starring Amy Smart and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, 12 Dates of Christmas is a romantic comedy that follows Kate, a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her blind date with Miles, a handsome guy she’s been set up with. In a strange twist of fate, Kate is given the chance to re-live Christmas Eve twelve times! Kate decides to embrace what Christmas Eve has given her — a loving family, great friends and Miles, who turns out to be a great guy! However, just as she seems to think she has gotten it right, the clock strikes midnight and Kate must live Christmas Eve once again. Under these weird new circumstances, Kate learns to take risks and enjoy what she’s been given. Thanks to the gift of Christmas Eve, Kate finds happiness by finally trusting fate.

Review:

So this is Groundhogs Day following someone without much of an imagination. For some reason she follows her ex-boyfriend around the first four days. She doesn’t really try to get back with him after the second day, but she still follows him, it’s weird. She ends up moving past him but then goes back to stalking him for some reason. The whole ex-boyfriend storyline is stupid and she should have gotten past it faster.

Honestly Kate was really stupid. Like super stupid, it was amazing how dense she was. I know if I found myself in a groundhog’s day situation I wouldn’t waste my time like she did. Her emotional ups and downs were ridiculous.

I didn’t count, I didn’t feel like rewinding either, but I think there were more than 12 repeats. It certainly seemed that way.

By the end of the movie she was almost a completely different person, which was the point, but I always wonder, with this set up, just how long it would last.

2/5

The Single Moms Club (2014)

single moms club

The Single Moms Club (2014)

Director:

Tyler Perry

Starring:

Nia Long

Wendi McLendon

Amy Smart

Plot:

When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

Review:

“We need a man who knows how to pound. With tools.”

Wow that conversation was filled with so much sexual innuendo it was hilarious.

There were a few Spanish parts that I wish were subtitled, but I guess I should just learn Spanish, I got the general gist.

The part where one of the kids runs off and they all get emotional is a bit over the top. Everyone learns something about their kids, tempers are raised, and then they just give up and go home. Seriously? The mom with the missing kid just screams at them to all leave and they do. A couple of them get to make out with their new men, but they just leave their friend. What shitty friends. But wait, it’s ok, her man comes to keep her company. The man she’s dated a couple times. I mean, yeah, he’s Tyler Perry so you know he’ll take care of everything, but the whole point of the movie is single moms helping each other out. Then they bail. Wtf?

The movie wraps up with the moms talking to their kids and using all the info they learned from the other moms. The kids all seem older than they really are, dialog wise.

I’m not a single mom, but I have a ten month old and I can’t imagine how hard it is to be one. I don’t really think this movie portrayed all the difficulties involved, but it covered a lot of the varieties.

Love me some Terry Crews.

2.75/5