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Christmas in the Clouds (2005)

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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 manager, out of his way, he also has to contend with his somewhat eccentric staff, which includes an emotional vegetarian chef (Graham Greene) who takes a certain pleasure in informing his diners of the names he has given the animals they're eating. Despite Ray's exhaustive preparations, something, of course, goes wrong: something that, in this case, turns out to be a case of mistaken identity: when Tina, a comely Mohawk woman, shows up at the lodge, Ray assumes her to be the representative, and sets about giving her the royal treatment while the actual representative (M. Emmet Walsh) is ignored and must contend with a hefty dose of hotel mismanagement. Christmas in the Clouds was an audience favorite at the 2002 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

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Timothy Vahle
as Ray Clouds on Fire
Sam Vlahos
as Joe Clouds on Fire
Mariana Tosca
as Tina Littlehawk
M. Emmet Walsh
as Stu O'Malley
Steve Sandalis
as Buffalo Thunder
Randall Carlisle
as Newscaster
Warrior Mouse
as Warrior Mouse
Joetta Bitsui
as Miss Sky Mountain
Phillip Blanchett
as Singing Cook
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Critic Reviews for Christmas in the Clouds

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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.

February 16, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5
New York Times
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Kate Montgomery's agreeably schmaltzy rom-com tempers its near terminal folksiness with stereotype-tweaking irony.

February 14, 2006 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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While you may have seen the story before, the offbeat characters and the movie location make you feel like you're treading new ground.

February 3, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Detroit Free Press
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While Vahle and Tosca are the most attractive people onscreen, they are the least interesting characters.

January 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
Denver Post
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A spin on familiar material, it's aimed at those who like their movies on the warm side.

December 27, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Houston Chronicle
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Not quite laugh-out-loud funny, but pleasant.

December 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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