Christmas in the Clouds (2001)
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Ray (Tim Vahle) has just returned from college to run a Native-American ski lodge. A laid-back place where employees' children play in the lobby and the handyman has a habit of macking on guests, the lodge isn't exactly four-star travel guide material. So when Ray learns that a travel guide representative is coming to make an inspection, he makes an executive decision to make the lodge a professional place of business. In addition to keeping his father, who happens to be the hotel's former
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The path of true love may not be smooth but it is predictable in Christmas in the Clouds, a wisp of a movie set in a Utah ski resort run by a Native American tribe.
Kate Montgomery's agreeably schmaltzy rom-com tempers its near terminal folksiness with stereotype-tweaking irony.
While you may have seen the story before, the offbeat characters and the movie location make you feel like you're treading new ground.
While Vahle and Tosca are the most attractive people onscreen, they are the least interesting characters.
A spin on familiar material, it's aimed at those who like their movies on the warm side.
The plot is just too pedestrian, the writing just too limp, and most of the characters just too boring for this to be anything more than a modestly entertaining diversion.
It's hard not to hope things work out for everyone, even though you know perfectly they will.
There are few highs and lows. And after a while all this middle-of-the road blandness wears out its welcome.
While it's understandable some might appreciate Christmas in the Clouds merely for what it attempts to be, it's inexplicable to extol the film on that basis alone.
... a welcome alternative to big studio family films filled with squealing kids, body functions and pratfalls.
Amiable and frivolous, Christmas in the Clouds works mostly because of an appealing cast and an attractive setting.
A good-natured indie that's been kicking around the festival circuit since 2001, and is finally getting a much-deserved distribution.
Christmas in the Clouds won't knock your socks off, but it's so old-fashioned and low-key that it sticks out from the holiday movie pack.
This is a Hallmark movie with high production values -- and so what? It's gently funny and genuinely good-hearted.
This all-too-predictable comedy-drama of misunderstandings, which was featured in the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and has been in limbo up until now, is not much different from a typical television movie made for the Lifetime cable channel.
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