Part of the 2022 Christmas movies, We Wish You a Married Christmas is unusual, just not always in the right kind of ways.
We Wish You a Married Christmas (2022) Hallmark TV Film Review
Busy and trying to keep it this way, Robbie and Becca (Kristoffer Polaha, Marisol Nichols) share this and more with their marriage coach. Struggling in their relationship after over a decade of marriage, she advises that they take time away from the city over Christmas and spend it in a small, quaint Vermont town. Reluctant, they end up taking the trip but not without new reservations about their relationship.
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Despite the familiar cast and the appearance of Pascale Hutton who I know many love, there is something about this title that doesn’t work. The plot is far more unique than most. It’s less about being “cute” and featuring some of the tropes and romantic comedies, and more about the emotional connections of a ten-some year relationship. I like the idea of this deeper connection but the way it all shakes out doesn’t work. The script has potential but the persistent insistence of blame being one sided bothers me. To be fair, this may not be intentional but in this culture, it feels like it is.
All this to say, this isn’t a favorite. I like the cast and always seem to enjoy Kristoffer’s films, particularly his film with Emilie Ullerup and his former mystery series. However, the attempt to mingle comedy with serious doesn’t play overly well together. The film does end happily, which is the trademark of the network.
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Content: this one is TV-G network normal only there’s more emotional “baggage” between the couple and talk of separation and separate rooms. There’s also a same-sex couple (kiss) if that bothers you.
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