Just in Time for Christmas (2015)

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MPAA Rating:
PG [Parental Guidance Suggested]
Runtime (in minutes):
84 mins
Release date:
December 5, 2015
Budget (In USD):
Unknown
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Tagline: Sometimes All You Need Is A Little Time.
Synopsis
Lindsay is faced with a life-altering decision as Christmas approaches: Stay in her tiny hometown and marry boyfriend Jason or accept a coveted post teaching at an Ivy League college on the other side of the country. What to do? Fortunately for Lindsay, she has some big-time help in the form of a magical messenger who is able to transport her three years into the future to see how it would all turn out.
Writer
  • Helen Frost,
  • Don MacLeod
Screenplay 
  • Helen Frost,
  • Don MacLeod
Producer 
  • Oliver De Caigny,
  • Andrew Gottlieb, 
  • Cameron Johann, 
  • Sean McNamara

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It's a film with clumsy language and decent intentions
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Actually, this was not a problem. We are living in an Air BnB in Edinburgh, and the only television that is available is freeview (what is this... 2007?). This is the only reason I watched it. Whatever the case may be, we discovered that Great! Feature films: Christmas. 'Great' seems to be a hypothetical concept in this particular case.

Having all that, this specific film isn't all that terrible. In terms of production quality, it is comparable to Hallmark, and at moments it has the sense of a daily soap opera. On the other hand, it does have a charming conceit. There is a lover who has proposed to Lindsay, but destiny throws her a blow by offering her a massive book contract on the same evening. Lindsay's boyfriend has proposed to her. This is the proposition that she declines. Then William Shatner comes up for some reason and basically performs a Clarence from It's a Wonderful Life on her. He shows her what her life is like 3 years on (it could have been 2, I forget). She is rich...but is she happy? Good question! To obtain the solution you'll need to see the movie however.

It's a film with clumsy language and decent intentions. And it has a feeling of that celebratory warmth, even if it seldom rings true. Although it scores points for the casting of Christopher Lloyd as Lindsay's Grandpa; and an additional half a point for unabashedly giving him a line that explicitly mentions time travel. All in all, it's ok for what it is, if you chance onto it on a random freeview channel with nothing better to do for 2 hours then yeah, why wouldn't you watch this too?
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Just In Time For Christmas is another variation on the Christmas classic
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Just In Time For Christmas is a frothy, light romantic comedy that hits all the right notes as far as the requirements for a Hallmark Channel movie go. However for these reasons it falls below expectations, as it is a “Hallmark Hall of Fame” movie and that classification invokes a much higher standard of entertainment requirements.

Just In Time For Christmas is another variation on the Christmas classic Its A Wonderful Life that airs over and over during the Christmas season. In this HHoF movie Lindsay Rogers (Eloise Mumford) gets a chance to see what her life will be like three years in the future. Her “jump” occurs after her boyfriend Jason (Michael Stahl-David) proposes and she doesn’t readily say yes.

She is carried into the future by a ride in a one horse carriage driven by a mysterious coachman (William Shatner). She doesn’t know she is being taken into the future and is quite surprised when she gets there. At first she attributes it all to the fact she is going crazy but later is convinced she has amnesia.

Jason is still around but there are complications preventing the two of them from getting back together. She has a blossoming career as an author and a professor, and he has some romantic entanglements.

The two leads have very little chemistry together and aren’t that successful in their individual performances either. She looks and acts Katherine Hiegl-lite and he looks like Ryan Gosling’s younger, nerdier brother. Shatner gets little chance to spread his charm but Christopher Lloyd does have some good moments as Lindsay’s grandfather.

The story both present and in the future is set in the Seattle, Washington area at Christmastime but cold weather is nowhere to be found. Christmas decorations line the streets but it seems more like summer than winter. However this could be part of the magical spirit of the events.

If what you want is another glossy holiday romantic comedy then this movie will feed your needs. You want have to think but can just let the story flow over you. You will smile here and there and might even laugh a time or two. 

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