19 June 2019 | duchessbolet
Lead actress flops it.
Were we all watching the same movie here? Adelaide Kane's portrayal of the party planner protagonist was cringeworthy at best, uncomfortable to watch at worst. There was not an ounce of believability in what she was bringing to the table. Maybe she isn't used to these types of scripts (she's not a Hallmark regular, after all), but then again, you don't exactly need to be an Oscar-worthy actress to tackle the complexities of a Hallmark romance. She was lacking real feeling, any emotion, and also didn't even seem all that comfortable in her own skin.
On the plus side, it's a nice holiday movie with a great New Years atmosphere, and all the holiday decorations everywhere really set the mood well. The acting needed definite help (Carlos PenaVega isn't off the hook either, but he still was better than Adelaide Kane), and the script was a bit amateur, but the movie is fun to watch (when you have nothing better to do) regardless. I do think last year's New Years movie was a huge cut above this one, though.