Tuesday 29 December 2020

Movie Review: The Christmas Setup

 Yes, I know it's a RomCom. One of those Christmas movies many despise. This one is remarkable. It's the first Lifetime movie featuring a gay couple. It is delightful. Of course it is well beyond time. They have also produced one with a lead character in a wheelchair. In these trying times, it is progress. 

Ben Lewis, Blake Lee and Fran Drescher are the headliners. Ben Lewis and Blake Lee are married in real life. I've seen interviews with Ben (red sweater) and he is a sweetie! It is light-hearted, inclusive, and fun.

Back in the day, Drescher had to fight to make her The Nanny character Jewish. Thankfully, times are changing. Slowly, but they are changing. She can be in a Christmas movie as a loving Momma. It was fun and funny.

The other important character, a supporting role, is played by Canadian Ellen Wong, best friend of Lewis' character, Hugo. Canada has an amazing Asian influence and it's finally being reflected in the fine arts. 

What's really meaningful about this movie is that it was filmed in nearby Smiths Falls. We've taken our grandies to the Train Museum several times.


 They have train cars to visit. Train Museum from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We love the hand cart!

Train Museum from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Christine said...

I want to see this movie thanks Jenn!

eileeninmd said...


I have been enjoying the Christmas movies. We have a B&O train museum nearby in Baltimore. I have not been there in years. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

Tom said...

...I went to school is a fellow was born in Smiths Falls.

Kay said...

That sounds like a wonderful inclusive movie. Progress is moving slowly, but at least it's moving.

The train museum looks like such fun!