Watch A Castle for Christmas
- 1 hr 38 min
In A Castle for Christmas, Brooke Shields plays the role of Sophie Brown, a successful American author of romance novels who has lost her inspiration and is facing a writer's block. In order to find her motivation and spark, she decides to go on a trip to Scotland and visits the castle of Craigievar, which she inherited from her deceased grandfather.
The castle is in a state of disrepair, and Sophie decides to renovate it despite the resistance of the locals, who believe that the castle should be preserved in its original state. Sophie enlists the help of local contractor, Duncan, played by Lee Ross, and begins the tedious process of restoring the castle into a beautiful masterpiece that would be suitable for her.
To help with the restoration, Sophie hires the expertise of the renowned designer, Mirela, played by Ana Ularu, who comes to the castle to design and help restore the old property. However, things do not go according to plan when Sophie's ex-boyfriend, Hollywood movie star, Miles, played by Cary Elwes, shows up to shoot a movie on the castle grounds.
Sophie and Miles had a bad break-up in the past, and their reunion triggers a battle of egos and witty dialogue between the two as they compete to assert their authority on the castle. Sophie is stubborn, determined and does not appreciate the negative impact that Miles has on the restoration process. However, over time and after spending more time with each other, they begin to develop a new understanding of each other, and soon sparks begin to fly.
Over time, Sophie begins to realise that Craigievar Castle represents more than just a property â it is a symbol of family, heritage and tradition. She gains a new appreciation of the importance of preserving one's history and finds her inspiration in the restoration process, as she discovers family history which she never knew before.
A Castle for Christmas offers a visually stunning portrayal of the Scottish Highlands and breathtaking aerial views of the castle as it brings together the classic themes of love, family, and restoration in a modern and contemporary setting. While the movie may not offer any groundbreaking plot twists or action scenes, it is the heartfelt portrayal of the characters and the beautiful cinematography that make it an enjoyable watch.
Moreover, the cast of A Castle for Christmas delivers some excellent performances. Brooke Shields as Sophie Brown brings a sense of sophistication and charm to her role, while Cary Elwes delivers a hilarious and entertaining performance as Miles. Lee Ross as Duncan, the local contractor, gives a convincing and likable performance, and Ana Ularu as Mirela adds a touch of glamour and style to the film.
Overall, A Castle for Christmas is a beautiful, heartwarming romantic comedy that will make you laugh, cry, and swoon. It is a great watch for fans of romance, comedy-drama, and Scottish heritage. It offers an incredible cast, stunning cinematography of the Scottish highlands and A Castle for Christmas serves as a delightful holiday movie that will tug at your heartstrings.
A Castle for Christmas is a 2021 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 53.