(Hi there! So, as you may know because I’ve been talking about it on this site all year, I have got way too much stuff on my DVR. Seriously, I currently have 193 things recorded! I’ve decided that, on January 15th, I am going to erase everything on the DVR, regardless of whether I’ve watched it or not. So, that means that I’ve now have only have a month to clean out the DVR! Will I make it? Keep checking this site to find out! I recorded Four Christmases and a Wedding off of Lifetime on December 2nd!)
It’s all pretty much right there in the title.
Four Christmases and A Wedding was one of the handful of original Christmas films to premiere on Lifetime this holiday season. As you can guess from looking at the title, it takes place over the course of four Christmases and it also involves a wedding. Can you guess who ends up getting married and when? If you’ve ever seen a Lifetime or Hallmark holiday film, you can.
It’s actually a sweet film, even if it is rather predictable. But, as I’ve said before, predictability is one reason why people love movies like this. There’s something very reassuring about knowing exactly what is going to happen in a movie like this before you watch it. Many of us spend an entire year hoping for a pleasant holiday. If you’re not lucky enough to get one in real life, you can always get one in the movies.
Or, in this case, you can get four.
Chloe (Arielle Kebbel) is an event planner who is lucky in Christmas but unlucky in love. When a small town hires her to plan their Christmas festival, Chloe is overjoyed. As she tells her mom (Markie Post), she’s given up on ever finding love. At least she can find professional success! But then, at the first festival, she meets Evan (Corey Sevier) and it’s love at first sight! There’s only one problem. Evan is about to go overseas.
The years pass. Evan returns each Christmas. Sometimes, he has a girlfriend. Sometimes, Chloe has a boyfriend. Every time, there is something to keep Chloe and Evan apart. Everyone knows that Chloe and Evan are meant to be together, especially Chloe’s mom. Will Evan and Chloe ever get together or will the wedding be for someone else?
Four Christmases and a Wedding is a sweet movie. There’s nothing surprising about it but Arielle Kebbel and Corey Sevier make for a cute couple, even when they’re not together. The idea of spreading the film out over several years is an interesting one and director Marta Grabiak does a good job of subtly suggesting the passage of time. This is a predictable movie but it’s a lot of fun and I look forward to watching it next Christmas as well.