Watch: Christmas Lodge 2011 123movies, Full Movie Online – Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into serious disrepair. With a lack of funds and a looming deadline, she not only restores the Christmas lodge’s charm but finds love along the way..
Plot: Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into serious disrepair. With a lack of funds and a looming deadline, she not only restores the Christmas lodge’s charm but finds love along the way.
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By hook or heavenly crook
With all the sweetness and light in Christmas Lodge, just viewing it will get your teeth a rotting. The people depicted here are just too good to be true. Even the guy who dumps Erin Karplunk does it in a nice way.
I will say that the film boasts some lovely scenic photography of British Columbia in this Canadian production. Right in the middle of the forest primeval is a now rundown resort that Erin Karplunk and her family used to go to. The great grandson of the builder of Christmas Lodge is Michael Shanks and he’s trying to restore the place, but it’s an uphill battle for he and his little daughter.
Then in the God moves in mysterious ways category Karplunk shows up with the soon to be dumper boyfriend and she works in a foundation that gives grant money for restoration of old buildings. In this film you KNOW she’s going to get it done by hook or heavenly crook. And fate has decreed that Karplunk and Shanks of course are fated to be mated.
Despite my cynicism I did enjoy Christmas Lodge and for those who are into restoration and there are many in my neck of the woods who are. Preservationists, this film is for you.
Awkward and staged
While the story works OK for a ‘cute’ movie and is very family friendly, I found the main couple (Mary and Jack – such original names!) in this movie to have no chemistry at all. None! In fact, Mary seemed downright embarrassed and uncomfortable around Jack, especially when he brought up any serious topics. And as for Jack, after watching this actor in many of the Stargate shows, I know he is capable of much better acting and have no idea why he was pigeonholed into something like this.
The show was ultimately not realistic, and Mary would have known better than to go begging about how her project was a labor of love – very unprofessional. The story line was very amateur at times, with plenty of time dedicated to watching everyone be called to dinner and eating, Mary and the family all joining in for care-taking, etc. While an instance or two of this is good and emphasized family involvement, showing it over and over again was tedious overkill and added nothing to the plot. It was almost as if they were looking for filler fluff.
Overall, fine for a family showing, with good moral lessons, but lacking if you were looking for anything more.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Director Terry Ingram
Writer Lawrence S. Richardson Jr., Renee de Roche
Actors Erin Karpluk, Michael Shanks, Rukiya Bernard
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