#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Holly lives in a world where lying has become common place for her. However, she finds after telling a few too many fibs and disappointing those around her that her life’s about to change. Holly’s niece, Anna, asks Santa Claus to make Holly incapable of telling a lie as her Christmas wish. What follows is a tale of how telling the truth changes Holly’s life in ways she could never have anticipated before.
Plot: Holly finds her world turned upside-down when she suddenly finds herself incapable of lying. (Don’t you hate when that happens?) It’s because of a wish her niece made to Santa Claus. And now, with Christmas coming up fast, she has to come to terms with her natural penchant to want to fib while trying to do the right thing. And that’s no lie.
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A well crafted, cosy rip-off
Around Christmas I go through bucket loads of these things. I find them harmless festive fun, easy on the eye and brain, totally disposable.
So I never bother reviewing them.
This one did jump out though. I am mainly writing this review so I can remember what the film is in a years time.
It is basically a TV rip off of “Liar Liar” but without Jim Carrey and about ten million dollars chipped from the budget.
The film follows the same worn path where a busy, self absorbed exec type needs to grasp the spirit of Christmas and reconnect to the loving family she has been neglecting. This is done through the medium of a Christmas wish that prevents her from lying. So no medals for originality here.
I actually think Alicia Witt did a better job than Carrey, she brings warmth and charisma to the role without over-cooking it. The forced truth-telling is handled subtly and professionally – it avoids the crass and obnoxious outbursts that similar films feel necessary.
I liked this, I put down my wrapping and actually watched it. Now I am not suggesting you go out and buy the Blu Ray extended edition or anything – this is still a Xmas made for TV movie. If Christmas TV movies aren’t your thing this won’t change alter you perspective but if you have a choice between a few titles I would go for this one.
The Lie Before Christmas
Okay many lies. First I have to say what’s with the title? ‘I’m not ready for Christmas’? At no time during the film was not being ready for Christmas a thing. Second, I love Alicia Witt and have seen all of her Hallmark movies as well as some TV roles. She seems a bit off here but maybe it’s not her fault. I’m not opposed to another low and behold I can only tell the truth movie if it’s done well, written well and directed, well. But I think this is one of Witt’s worst Christmas fares. Mia Bagley who plays Anna does a great job with her performance. So does most of the cast but I think it falls/fails to the directing and more importantly writing. That said I did watch it all and for a split second there might have been a single obligatory Christmas-tear-a-welling. But when it was over I did verbally say out loud “That was an awful movie”.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 24 min (84 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Director Sam Irvin
Writer Jeffrey Schenck (story), Peter Sullivan (story), Hanz Wasserburger (screenplay), Hanz Wasserburger (story)
Actors Alicia Witt, George Stults, Brigid Brannagh, Mia Bagley
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
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