Falling For Christmas (2022) Review – Is This All We Can Expect From Lindsay Lohan?

Is that all we can expect from Lindsay Lohan?

Going into this pre-Christmas movie, I was sure it would be a Hallmark-like production with a predictable plot and a meh ending…and boy does this movie deliver. Released in November 2022, Falling For Christmas stars Lindsay Lohan, and is one of many “Christmas Miracle” movies that are sure to be released as we get closer to the season.

The film stars Lindsay as Sierra Belmont who is the literal embodiment of a young girl in distress. Sierra is dating an “influencer” named Tad who is the rich heiress to one of the largest hotel-resort chains – The Belmont Summit Resort.

Sierra’s father, Mr. Belmont, disapproves of Sierra’s relationship with Tad and hopes she quits with him but Tad has other things in mind when he decides to propose to her on top of a cliff when it is snowing heavily.

Sierra accepts the proposal and they make it Instagram official before she accidentally falls off a cliff and is found by Jake Russell, owner of a smaller Summit Springs hotel. To no one’s surprise, Sierra has lost her memory and has to live with Jake and his family, consisting of his daughter Avi and his late wife’s mother. Sierra (who now goes by Sarah’s side) has to target and regain her memory while Jake unsurprisingly falls in love with her.

It seems Avy’s Christmas wish to see her father find love again may soon come true. The story of this Netflix original isn’t out of nowhere and seems pretty typical of any of the other Christmas movies we’ve been offered lately. The narrative is predictable as well as the ending leaving little to the imagination.

My question to the makers is, if Sierra is the heir to one of the largest hotel resorts in the area, how is it that no one knows about it? It’s also crazy how the hotel staff left her father behind when he was out on business, days before Christmas oblivious to a missing heiress. Sierra has been missing for four full days at most and is still falling in love with Jake in that time and so is he.

The only thing that made the story interesting was Sierra’s fall off the cliff but the way the plot was unfolded was pretty poor. The Fall was not a tragedy but a comedy of errors that is typical of a Christmas movie and as funny as I expected a logical plot from this movie.

Watching Lindsay Lohan come back is really endearing but at the same time it was nice to see her in something more serious and organic than just a Christmas flick. Reconnecting from The Mean Girls with “Jingle Bell Rock” was a fun nostalgic moment though, to be fair.

Other characters in the film are just present and there is not much to say about the performance of the actors involved in this project. Setting the movie in the Christmas season makes for an easy fix because most of the narration takes place indoors because of the snow.

Falling For Christmas tries to use an outdoor Christmas setting from time to time, but it’s not something audiences haven’t seen before with movies like the Princess Switch series and others. The movie is an hourly entertainment for people who want to pass the time during the fast approaching holiday season. A word of advice, if you are going to a movie expecting the romance to amaze you, this is not the movie for you.

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