The Distraction Blogathon – Last Christmas (2019)

This is a post dedicated to The Distraction Blogathon! taking place over at Taking Up Room this weekend.

Tnx Rebecca for letting me take part!

“There’s no such thing as normal. It’s a stupid word. Does a lot of damage. ” – Tom

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A woman who is an aspiring singer and is unhappy with her life, meets a mysterious man who changes her whole outlook on life.

My Take on it – This is another film that I knew nothing about before coming across it during my research for this blogathon.

Emilia Clarke is a great actress who has had some great roles on both TV and in the movies, but her role here isn’t as strong as one might hope.

This film feels far too ‘fluffy’ for its own good and it’s so hard to try and feel any connection to any of the characters or the situations they seem to find themselves in.

The love story aspect of the film doesn’t feel powerful or realistic enough and that takes away significantly from the story.

The conversations between the characters seem a bit too stale and the story would have worked much better if they would have had much more meaningful and genuine.

The music by George Michael is superbly placed in this film and adds a lot to the feel of it all as things move along.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This movie marks the first writing collaboration of spouses Dame Emma Thompson and Greg Wise, a process that was eight years in the making. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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