Watch: The Noel Diary 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Jacob Churcher hasn’t been home for almost twenty years not since his mentally ill mother kicked him out of the house when he was just sixteen. When a lawyer calls, days before Christmas, to inform him that his estranged mother has passed away and left her house to him, Jacob returns not just to settle the estate but to try and reconcile with the past and the pain and abuse he experienced as a child. Also, maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching re-runs of Christmas classics. But as it turns out, the house holds more than just difficult memories, Jacob’s mother had become a hoarder and he must excavate through two decades worth of clutter..
Plot: Cleaning out his childhood home at Christmas, a novelist meets a woman searching for her birth mother. Will an old diary unlock their pasts — and hearts?
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I really enjoyed this!
I expected a dreaded Hallmark movie with a very weak plot but decided I would give this a shot due to Justin Hartley. I ended up enjoying it. It is a very simplistic movie, but it is far better than anything you would find on the Hallmark channel. It’s a sentimental holiday movie that feels very Nicolas Sparks-esqe. There is a believable chemistry between both the leads but because I need to fill up IMBD’s 600 character requirement, my only critique would be that maybe the female lead needed to be slightly older because the male lead looked closer in age to the female lead’s mother. However, that was not enough to keep me from enjoying it. She was a great actress. Still a very sweet movie that I thoroughly enjoyed.
It’s like the writers pulled random meet-cute and holiday rom-com cliches from a hat
The entire movie was terrible. We were watching it and almost every scene had some very stupid things going on. Here’s a partial list:
Dude doesn’t even realize his mom died. What’s up with that?
How does the dude barely remember his nanny? Sure, he must have vague memories of the nanny from when he was four years old, but he seems to not even remember having a nanny at all.
We find out that there is some bad thing that happened with the dad, but when he shows up at his dad’s house, there is a weird scene with the dad chopping down a random Christmas tree with an axe – when he’s living off the grid why isn’t he using a chainsaw or a handsaw? The dad was preparing for his estranged son’s arrival by chopping down a pine tree with an axe?
The couple sleeps in the car in what appears to be sub-freezing temperatures. They’d die.
When the couple stays in the small town in separate rooms, they seem to let the dog just run free – in the bookstore, in the B&B and then the dog kind of disappears at the screening of It’s a Wonderful Life.
There seems to be absolutely NO point in the woman having a fiancee. The entire point of this movie is that she comes back and tries to find out about her mom. The fact that she has a fiancee makes her look like some kind of cheating scumbag.
The ending of the movie was pointless. The bulk of the movie is centered around trying to find more information about her mother – why didn’t the movie end with her and her birth mother having some sort of loving reunion? The ending focused on this love relationship between the main dude and the cheating main lady.
The scene with the main dude catching up with his dad is so weird – like they haven’t seen each other for 35 years and then they catch up in a matter of minutes and they are all good. Later on in the movie, it is revealed that the dad was sending letters that the main dude never received. Why didn’t the dad just call or reach out in some other way? This movie wasn’t set in the 1700’s.
When the main dude is catching up with dad and decorating the tree, they leave the main lady outside in the freezing cold with the dog! Come on – invite her inside!
Later in the movie, the main dude finds a stack of letters from his dad that he never received. This makes no sense at all – it’s not like the mom had a reason to withhold the letters from him.
The movie was god awful. It’s like the writers put a bunch of terrible “meet-cute” and rom-com movie holiday cliches into a hat and just pulled randomly to make this garbage film. Nothing made any sense.
I feel bad for the dog.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Charles Shyer
Writer Rebecca Connor, Richard Paul Evans, David Golden
Actors Justin Hartley, James Remar, Bonnie Bedelia
Country United States
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
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