Justin G. Dyck

Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)

Christmas Wedding Planner

Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)

Director:

Justin G. Dyck

Starring:

Jocelyn Hudon

Stephen Huszar

Plot:

Wedding Planner, Kelsey Wilson, is about to have her big break: planning her beloved cousin’s lavish and exclusive wedding. Everything is going smoothly until Connor McClane, a devilishly handsome private investigator, shows up and turns Kelsey’s world upside-down. Hired by a secret source, Connor quickly disrupts the upcoming nuptials but wins Kelsey’s heart in the process.

Review:

Kelsey Wilson, Jocelyn Hudon, is in the home stretch of planning her perfect cousin’s wedding. All of a sudden the bride’s gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Stephen Huszar, shows up and the mother of the bride is concerned. Not about to let all of her hard work go up in flames Kelsey pounces on him and next thing you know she is in the middle of a stake out montage that doubles as them falling in love.

Kelsey goes from thinking he’s hot, to wanting him to leave her alone, to helping him, to loving him, to feeling betrayed and hurt, to remorseful for misjudging him, and then freaking marrying him.

That’s right. She marries him at the end of the movie, even though she’s known him for maybe a week. Maybe. It’s bat shit crazy. Bat shit. There was so little romance and frankly Connor was a bit of a dick, but nope she married him without even a prenup and only two kisses under her belt.

Yeah. Christmas Wedding Planner went a bit too off the rails for me there at the end.

3/5

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Christmas with a View (2018)

Christmas with a View

Christmas with a View (2018)

Director:

Justin G. Dyck

Starring:

Kaitlyn Leeb

Scott Cavalheiro

Plot:

Secret aspirations between a failed restaurateur and a celebrity chef threaten their blossoming Christmas romance.

Review:

Christmas with a View was like watching a softcore porno, only there was no sex. The actors had very little chemistry and the only reason I knew the female lead was interested in the male lead was because they told me. They tried to show her giving him longing glances, but it did not come off that way. I honestly felt blindsided when they started kissing because I didn’t think either of them really felt in to each other.

Also, two of the three young men in the movie showed off their abs. While I appreciate that, it does play into my softcore porn angle. Plus, it was just really weird and random.

Christmas with a View is about a woman who had a failed restaurant in Chicago and is licking her wounds at home by managing a successful restaurant with poise and competence. In comes a bad boy chef, who isn’t actually a bad boy in any way, searching for a place where his parents had a good Christmas, before he was born.

They date, the woman reacts weirdly to a revelation by the chef, they makeup, and it ends happily.

Even with my addition of an extra star for Christmas movies this one was bad. It hit tropes, but not in a satisfying way.

3/5