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A castle for the Christmas critic – a typical warm Christmas movie

November 26, 2021

This Netflix movie A Castle for Christmas review is spoiler-free.

We’ve seen this film a thousand times, but I’m learning that history shouldn’t be laughed at. Whether we like it or not, there is a flurry of Christmas movies every year, and a warm audience adores them. Netflix knows what they’re doing and I don’t blame them at all. A castle for Christmas is your unoriginal but warm and romantic Christmas experience, reminding the public that the bells are just around the corner.

The character of Sophie (played by Brooke Shields) is a famous author who has just turned her fan base upside down by killing a major character from her latest book. All her life, Sophie has lived through the lens of her character Emma Gale. Under pressure from blatant criticism, Sophie collapses during a live television interview. She needs a break, so she decides to travel to a rural village in Scotland, where she meets a friendly community, a grumpy Duke (played by Cary Elwes), and has the opportunity to save a famous castle that is for sale. By presenting this premise alone, readers will already know how it plays out.

With his whimsical outlook on life and desperate romantic angles, A castle for Christmas pulls on the heartstrings and even gives cynical hope for the most wonderful time of year. Either approach the film with raised eyebrows, like a middle-aged Grinch, or smile at the sense of oneness of a community and the warmth of a blossoming romance.

The actors appear to be having fun, and the budding on-screen couple have the measured chemistry to sell a Christmas romance. A castle for Christmas brings the festive mood, and if you haven’t felt it before, you will definitely feel it now.

What did you think of the Netflix movie A Castle for Christmas? Comments below.

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