Reviewer: Donna Rolfe Source:
Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
The Hallmark Channel, Hitching Road Productions and Front Street Pictures
Joey Lawrence, Emily Hampshire, Marilu Henner
When commitment-phobe Rob Marino (Joey Lawrence) breaks up with his girlfriend before Thanksgiving, he is criticized by his big Italian family about his inability to keep a relationship through the holidays. Wanting to prove them wrong and fulfill his dying grandmother’s (Paula Shaw) wish to see him happy in love, Rob goes online and finds Julie (Emily Hampshire), another single New Yorker who’s meddling Jewish mom (Marilu Henner), has driven her to seek a temporary boyfriend. Rob and Julie agree to pose as a couple through the holidays to get their families off their backs. But things get complicated when Rob’s Catholic clan and Julie’s Jewish family get involved. With Christmas coming and Hanukkah around the corner, they double their efforts to keep the charade going, only to discover their fake feelings may be a little too real.
Rob and Julie each have problems with their respective families. Rob's grandmother wants to see him married before she "passes on' and it might be on this holiday. Julie's mother is always trying to set Julie up with her old boyfriends , especially at this holiday season. Now what will the two do? Well, they go on- line and find a date and this is where the two meet. This makes them the couple of the holidays for both families, except there are a lot of thing that have to come into play to make it work.
But as in most stories when you try to deceive someone it ends up backfiring. Rob and Julie find themselves in a situation they were not ready for or did not see coming. This is a charming comedy that can be considered a chick flick but can be enjoyed by the entire family.
We award this film with the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages.
Content Description: Sex: A couple kisses. Language: Heck-2; OG-1 Violence: None Drugs: Drinking with meals; one man seems to be drunk at party. Nudity: None Other: Comments regarding being Jewish and Catholic.