This is a bit too silly for my taste. There is a lot of humor based on doing something embarrassing or trying to explain it away or both. The sisters are a little bit too much on the wrong side of honesty. Also constant pretending to be someone else or related to someone else. So if you like this kind of comedy, go for it.
Hiding a false identity is a common trope in rom/coms. Most of them are mostly innocent. This one is outright dishonest impersonation. Blatant deception. Again, not to my liking. You know the situation is going to get uglier and uglier and it should. I have to say that I had no idea how it was going to get resolved although you know what the final outcome will be. Of course the deception is revealed and for me, the sisters didn't deserve to be rescued, but of course they were. And the last scene is even more cream on top.
For what the movie was going for, it is well done and the acting is right to the point. Ali Hardiman is perfect as the clown and Lacy Chabert tries to walk the tightrope of sanity. With a very late start bringing the two together closely, Chabert and Stuart Townsend managed some chemistry.
There's some nice Irish scenery, snow covered in this case.
Brush up on your British title hierarchy for we get to see several levels.
Christmas at Castle Hart
Christmas at Castle Hart
Always having wanted to be event planners themselves, New York sisters Brooke and Margot Bennett hit a professional low when they are fired from their server jobs for high end event planner Paige Monaghan during a Christmas party. With nothing now to do for the Christmas season, they decide, with their life savings, to travel to Ireland to search out their unknown Irish roots, of which they were only recently made aware as their now deceased father, adopted, discovered scant information about his biological family before his passing. In Ireland, they meet Aiden Hart, who they eventually learn is the Earl of Glaslough, a title he somewhat reluctantly inherited not feeling he worthy unlike his deceased father, the former Earl. Aiden does his globetrotting work as an architect largely to escape everything associated with being an earl, while his sister, Siobhan Hart, manages the Hart estate centered on Castle Hart. After five years away, he has just unexpectedly returned to Ireland for the holidays. They since converted the castle into a hotel and hold guided tours to pay the bills, their financial situation which has not even allowed them to repair the chapel which was structurally damaged in a storm. Also to pay the bills, they have decided this year to host the more lucrative lavish Christmas gala at the castle on behalf of the Duchess of Abercorn instead of their usual Christmas event, the more community oriented twelfth i.e. last day of Christmas festivity for the town. With their event planner quitting at the last minute, they, on a "vacation lie" told by Margot, beg for the sisters to step in to organize the event to be held in ten days time on the presumption that they are not only high end New York event planners, but that Brooke is *the* Paige Monaghan. While uncomfortable with the lie, Brooke agrees on Margot's urging both to help the Harts out of a bind, and knowing that they indeed could plan an event of this magnitude. While Margot will largely handle the logistics at the castle, Brooke will handle the creative end with Siobhan assigning Aiden to be her liaison for whatever she may need. In spending time together, Brooke, as Paige, and Aiden start to fall for each other. The question then becomes if a relationship between them is even a possibility whenever the truth will come to light that she is not Paige, the lie which would be all the more problematic for Brooke, not only personally but professionally if she ever really does want to be an event planner, if Aiden finds out from someone other than her. —Huggo
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December 06, 2021 at 06:55 AM