I am all about romantic comedies. While I have given up hope that my husband will want to watch one with me, my daughter is another story. She gladly joined me to watch Last Christmas, which I totally thought was a romantic comedy. Sadly, it was not.
I really wanted to like this movie but it under delivered in various ways. There was no real love story, not a lot of comedy moments that had me laughing out loud or at least chuckling and the story line wasn’t the best. I mean some story lines are a bit of a stretch and its OK but in this case, there were inconsistencies and it didn’t give me the closure I needed. I did like the cast though and the chemistry between Emilia Clark and Henry Golding was good.
*Sorry, I couldn’t resist including this photo of Henry Golding and I
Is this appropriate for kids? Nope. A lot of the content is too mature given its use of bad words and scenes (or at least references of) sexual promiscuity. Even without all that, I don’t think they would even enjoy it.
All in all, I didn’t love it but there were moments I did enjoy. Thinking about watching it? It could make a for a nice Ladies Night In movie if you don’t have high expectations.
More about Last Christmas
Nothing seems to go right for young Kate, a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take a turn for the better when she meets Tom — a handsome charmer who seems too good to be true. As the city transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, Tom and Kate’s growing attraction turns into the best gift of all — a Yuletide romance.