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  • Jennifer Green

Review: "Falling for Christmas"

'Tis the season for predictable holiday-themed romances offering actors spotlight and even comeback roles. Think Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes in 2021's A Castle for Christmas (which makes an appearance in a scene from Falling for Christmas), and replace them with Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet.

The film marks a return for Lohan, and she will be the main draw for this movie, judging by online anticipation already building. However, the highlight is narcissist fiancé Tad, played to the hilt by U.K.-born George Young.

The film is a serviceable feel-good romance, but its premise -- heiress with amnesia who nobody in a small town recognizes -- requires blind faith, and making light of skiing accidents isn't in particularly good taste. You might have the sense you've seen it all before (there's even a prior film listed in IMDb with a similar premise and the same name).

Falling is definitely best in its campier moments when it's not taking itself too seriously, like Sierra, with an entourage, all dolled up to take selfies, and Tad lost in the snowy mountains with ice-fishing survivalist Ralph. Listen for tunes performed by Overstreet, Lohan, and sister Aliana Lohan.


Read the full review at Common Sense Media.

Images courtesy of Netflix.


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