‘A VERY MERRY BRIDESMAID’: THE REALLY VERY GOOD ONE. Emily Osment (Hannah Montana, Young & Hungry) stars in this 2021 rom-com. Text © Rissi JC

‘A VERY MERRY BRIDESMAID’: THE REALLY VERY GOOD ONE

December 14, 2021 3 Comments

It’s back to reviews of Christmas movies because let’s be real, we do love ‘em. At least most of the time anyway. However, when you run across one like A Very Merry Bridesmaid, it’s pretty easy watching.

A Very Merry Bridesmaid (2021) Hallmark TV Review

Hitting her milestone 30th birthday might ordinarily be a kind of big deal for Leah (Emily Osment), but this year, it’s not only her birthday and Christmas Eve. This year, the day will play host to her brother’s wedding. Wanting to focus all attention on his special day and that of her future sister-in-law, Leah keeps busy with her World Charms shop and wedding errands. The latter of which become tasks that her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush, Drew (Casey Deidrick) ends up helping with.

As the wedding day closes in during the final two weeks, more than one hiccup comes up, but Leah and her family determine to make this the best day – including a surprise or two!

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‘A VERY MERRY BRIDESMAID’: THE REALLY VERY GOOD ONE. Emily Osment (Hannah Montana, Young & Hungry) stars in this 2021 rom-com. Text © Rissi JC

Most of the Hallmark Christmas movies I see are just “meh.” Don’t get me wrong, they’re darling and sweet, but they follow the same patterns time and again. I have a theory on the “why” behind this, but we won’t get into this today. Instead I will just say, that when you run across one that feels different, even if the patterns are the same, it makes one smile. Don’t ever underestimate a good cast.

This film has that. At least I think so. Some of the supporting cast isn’t at the top of their game. However, Emily Osment has become one of my favorite actresses. I’m not sure where I first saw her, but I love her in Young and Hungry and in this romantic-comedy, she’s good. Not as much comedy (which is normal), but she has a good rapport with her co-star, and she just has a more “easy” and likeable quality in her performance. Casey is also good, and I love that we see a new (to network) leading man. He and Emily are easy to enjoy together and it seems super genuine, too.

Long story short, I loved A Very Merry Bridesmaid. I hoped I would, but I’m glad this held up. The décor (for the most part) isn’t over the top, and the wedding styling is actually pretty. The script is also co-written by Tracy Andreen (Snow Bride, It’s Christmas, Eve), who released a YA Christmas novel this year, too. There’s some nice scenes with the friendships, and really good moments between Leah and Drew.

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‘A VERY MERRY BRIDESMAID’: THE REALLY VERY GOOD ONE. Emily Osment (Hannah Montana, Young & Hungry) stars in this 2021 rom-com. Text © Rissi JC

Content: there is a secondary character in a same sex relationship. I think we see them both (together) on screen 3 times, max.

Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media Press

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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