Reunited at Christmas

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  • TV-G
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 6.2  (1,361)

Reunited at Christmas is a heartwarming holiday movie released in 2018. Set in the beautiful snowy landscapes of Montana, the film chronicles the story of a couple, Samantha Murphy (Nikki Deloach) and her high-school sweetheart, Mike Murphy (Mike Faiola). Samantha's life in New York City is fast-paced and hectic, where she works as an event planner. She is trying to hold herself together after her boyfriend dumps her just before Thanksgiving. She believes that spending the holidays with her family in her hometown will help her regain her lost joy and make her feel happy again.

On her arrival at her hometown, Samantha hopes to reconnect with her favorite childhood traditions - drinking hot cocoa by the fire, building snowmen, and spending time with her family. However, her plan goes awry when she learns that her parents (Eileen Pedde and Kiefer O'Reilly) are going through the strains of a separation.

Despite this, Samantha persists and tries to spread holiday cheer by reconnecting with her old friends and family members. As she tries to make things right, she bumps into her former flame, Mike, who is also back in town after a long hiatus. Mike is now a successful photographer, who ditched his college degree and pursued his passion for photography.

As the two former sweethearts work on a project to sell a piece of property, they grow closer and revisit their old connection. In the process, Samantha begins to realize that sometimes, one needs to step back from their fast-paced life and learn to appreciate the beauty of the present moment. The movie beautifully showcases the meaning of Christmas - which is togetherness, forgiveness, and unconditional love.

Reunited at Christmas stands out from the usual sappy Christmas movies. The character of Samantha is not your typical damsel in distress, nor is Mike portrayed as the knight in shining armor. The characters are more realistic and relatable, making the viewers genuinely care for them. They have their individual quirks and struggles, which only endear them to the audience even more.

The backdrop of the snow-laden mountain town adds to the movie's charm. The movie impeccably depicts the joys of living in small towns, such as the warmth of people, unique traditions, and the genuine sense of community.

The chemistry between Nikki Deloach and Mike Faiola is palpable throughout. The actors beautifully portray their characters' past and present - their conflict, love, and warmth for each other stands out. The spark that flies every time the two are together is enough to make viewers believe in magic.

Another aspect of the movie worth mentioning is the relationship between Samantha and her family. She feels that her family has become distant from her since she moved away to New York. Her attempt to reconnect with them and bridge the gap is emotive and heartwarming. Eileen Pedde's portrayal of Samantha's mother's struggling to keep the family together stands out. Kiefer O'Reilly does justice to the role of Samantha's brother, who becomes an instrumental part of the storyline.

Overall, Reunited at Christmas is a movie that exudes warmth and comfort. The movie has a heart and soul feel to it, which will resonate with viewers long after they have watched it. Though there are no new themes or twists, the movie has a positive message that is endearing in its simplicity. The movie teaches the importance of self-discovery, forgiveness, and the willingness to let love and friendship back into one's life. Therefore, Reunited at Christmas is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good love story and believes in the magic of Christmas.

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    1 hr 24 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (1,361)