Mistletoe and Molly

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Synopsis

A waitress is determined to become a PR exec to get out from under her controlling father’s thumb but ends up falling for an image consultant who’s just like him and must decide if her pride is worth losing the guy she’s fallen in love with.

Dove Review

Novelist Jennifer Snow writes beautiful romantic fiction.  Having her novel, “Mistletoe and Molly,” chosen by Vast Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment, and the multi-award-winning (including an Emmy!) Producer/Director Lane Shefter Bishop, to develop into a  Christmas movie with a charming cast, tells the viewer all the right elements are in place to ensure this will be entertaining and well worth watching! Dove approved for 12+ audience due to some language.

Public Relations executive Molly Bishop (Eden Broda) works as a waitress for now but only to pay the bills. A strong advocate of animals in need, she uses her extra cash to cover the cost of an animal hit by a car (incident implied) and can’t afford to pay the car repair shop. Not wanting to rely on her controlling father’s money, and determined to make it on her own, she is just waiting for that call from that big PR firm, a rival to her own father’s company.  When café regular Aiden Ford (Zach Smadu) overhears Molly’s financial situation,  he pays the repair bill and parks the car at the café.  He is ambitious, hardworking, and “fixes” people.

As Molly and Aiden, awkwardly and comically, get to know each other and their feelings grow, Molly wonders if she can be falling for a man so much like her father…workaholic, rich, and influential.  So influential, that when Molly discovers Aiden interfered with  her job opportunity when she distinctly asked him not to, she is furious and wants nothing to do with him.  Trust is broken, and their budding romance is severely threatened.

Despite the other side of Aiden, who is a devoted surrogate father to his hearing-impaired nephew and is willing to help anyone in need, can Molly overlook the very qualities she loathes in her father, and give her heart a chance at happiness… without losing her hard-earned independence?  

The Dove Take

Independence is admirable but accepting the kindness of others is a way of showing respect and appreciation and ultimately creates a positive feeling for the donor.  Do not disregard that by saying “no” to a win-win situation when it comes from an act of honest generosity.

Content Description

Faith: Molly obviously believes in God and essentially “asks” Him to help her succeed, and in her excitement, refers to “my God.”
Other: Some bitter verbal exchanges between Molly and her father but relationship is restored;
Sex: Woman describes a man as “hot”X2 and admires him verbally; Aiden overnights at Molly’s apartment with short scene of both asleep on the sofa but fully clothed; gentle kisses and hugs
Language: Molly says, “God...I really want this job” not disrespectfully but more like “asking God” for help; man calls himself an “idiot X2”; woman says, Oh my God! X3 in excitement; man says, crapX1, damn X1, and stupid X1, all in annoyance of himself.
Violence: None
Drugs: Wine consumed at a café; friends drink martinis at a bar in celebration; bar scene with vocal artist and serving of alcohol but no abuse or bad behavior.
Nudity: None
Other: Some bitter verbal exchanges between Molly and her father but relationship is restored;

Info

Company: Breakthrough Entertainment, Vast Entertainment
Producer: Adam Rodness
Genre: Christmas Romance
Runtime: 88 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Carole H.