Window Wonderland movie review
Like virtually every movie produced by the Hallmark Channel, Window Wonderland has the usual problems: by the numbers RomCom, no surprises. Yet, this movie is a bit more than the sum of its parts.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcirB6jSbkU
Well, let’s not get carried away. Window Wonderland is standard Hallmark Channel Christmas movie drivel. But in the spirit of the holiday season, I must point at the directing, photography and performances give this movie an air of quality. It doesn’t look or fell like a cheap movie that got churned out in 10 days. Somehow, it seems to take place in a real, lived in world and I can’t help but think that the people who worked on this movie actually gave a crap and rather than seeing this as an easy paycheck, they instead thought of the movie as a springboard to bigger things, so they gave it their all.
That’s not to say the movie is especially good.
Look, any time the two leads don’t get along well at the beginning of the movie, you know where it’s going, but this is one of those “it’s about the journey, not the destination” kind of movies. The character development is… not bad. It’s kind of got a Pride and Prejudice sort of thing going with the (somewhat) earned changing of opinions as the flick moves on. That’s a rare thing in these movies.
So, I can (however begrudgingly) recommend Window Wonderland as it is not a complete and total flaming pile. If you must watch a made for TV Christmas movie by Hallmark Channel or any other network, you could do far worse.
Posted on December 17, 2015, in christmas blog posts, movie review, tv review and tagged christmas movies, Hallmark Channel, made for TV movie, Window Wonderland. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.