Christmas Inheritance (2017)
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Critic Reviews for Christmas Inheritance
Unlike A Christmas Prince, my favorite movie of 2017, it seems to have a self-satisfied earnestness that makes you want to sit it down and go, "Hey Christmas Inheritance. What exactly do you think you're doing here?"
Nothing the movie shows us about Ellie indicates that this is news to her.
Netflix clearly understands what goes into creating a Christmas romantic comedy, and it has ticked all the boxes.
It might not become a classic you return to every December, but ultimately it remains a reliable Christmas romance that still manages to summon butterflies in your stomach where it counts.
Audience Reviews for Christmas Inheritance
Christmas Inheritance is a clichéd and trite holiday comedy from Netflix. When her drunken attics get headlines painting her as a spoiled, rich, party girl, Ellen Langford is sent by her father to his hometown to deliver the annual Christmas letter to a family friend and get in touch with her small-town roots; but it comes with the catch that she must go incognito so that she doesn't get special treatment. The writing is really bad, as the plot is full of all the standard tropes and the characters are all one-dimensional stereotypes. And the town is sickeningly Rockwellesque, with its goodhearted townsfolk and quaint shops. None of the acting is very good, but then again, they don't have much to work with. Still, some of the comedy is kind of funny, and Eliza Taylor and Jake Lacy do a pretty good job at delivering the laughs. Formulaic and uninspired, Christmas Inheritance tries too hard to be heartwarming and fun, and ends up feeling forced and manipulative.
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