When it comes to Hallmark, the ‘Movies & Mysteries’ branch has been pretty dang awesome this year. The Christmas Bow is also one of their 2020 originals, and with it we see some new faces.
The Christmas Bow (2020) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Film Review
About to fulfill her dreams, Kate (Lucia Micarelli) auditions for a spot in a prestigious Denver philharmonic. Her dreams take a pause when she injuries her fingers, which prevents her from playing her violin. This strips her, at least temporarily, of her ability to play and to be accepted into the symphony. Instead she heads home to celebrate the season with her family.
Once home she reconnects with Patrick (Michael Rady), the boy she knew as a kid. Now, all these years later, he’s a doctor thinking of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a kind of missionary doctor who travels. Together they just may rediscover what home and happiness really mean.
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As I already said, the Movies and Mysteries line has been impressively good this year. The Christmas Bow isn’t one I anticipated loving (yes even with Michael Rady), but it’s a lovely story with great acting. The story isn’t half bad either, and while I’m not really “into” movie music tropes, weirdly I do love music, and so because of this, I cannot find too much fault here. Kate’s music adds to the emotion of many a scene and it’s really well produced.
Helping to make this more realistic is Lucia Micarelli, who also happens to be a talented violinist. She’s also really good as an actress too, which means she plays Kate very well. Of course, it’s great to see Michael Rady. He’s again fabulous as the leading man, and the script gives him some poignant lines.
Same as is true of most Christmas movies, The Christmas Bow is another lovely title to make time for. It’s full of cheer and of course, as no Christmas film would be complete without it, a romance, too.
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Content: there’s nothing to note, though the film is a bit “sadder” as the characters remember someone they’ve lost.
Photos: Hallmark / Crown Media Productions