- Rose for Christmas "Rose Up" to the Occasion- Well Done 2/18/2017 12:00:00 AM by gehewe
The movie was well done. The writers put in the little things that make a movie interesting and memorable (e.g., a quote from Van Gogh was used, we develop some nick-names, an auction scene). The two main characters Andy "chaos" (Rachel Boston) and Cliff "bulldozer" (Marc Bendavid) were well developed with the supporting cast adding humor and advancing the story well. The focus on the main characters is always a plus for me, so many Christmas movies fail because they needlessly develop the supporting cast too much. Rachel Boston was always there to move the story along with her smile and enthusiasm. I was impressed that the movie was still fresh and exciting right until the end. Michael Kopsa was used well in the key role as the father. I disagree with the 2 previous reviews. This one is worth the watch.
- Pleasant Enough 1/2/2017 12:00:00 AM by Christmas-Reviewer
BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THAT PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 Christmas MOVIES. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM FARE ABOUT THESE FILMS.
Andy is a passionate artist whose family has been building Rose Parade floats for generations. When her Dad gets sick, Andy is forced to take the helm and supervise the construction and decoration of their client's float. And to make matters worse, she's saddled with the extra challenge of dealing with a demanding businessman whose company commissioned the float. She learns they are not happy with her at all!
This was the last "Hallmark Christmas Movie for 2016". Even though it premiered in New Years Day 2017.
Now I about cringed when I saw Rachel Boston because I still have nightmares of seeing the film she did called "Holiday High School Reunion". Rachel however is a fine actress and brings her A Game Here. Now the plot is very predictable. It offers nothing exciting. What does work the best in this entire story is that you are rooting for the two leads to hookup
- Very boring, very average 2/4/2017 12:00:00 AM by namtrac-97938
This movie is predictable to a T. It follows the typical romantic comedy recipe where the female lead and male lead are at odds and fall in love in the end. The female lead is your common daddy's girl who likes art, and the male lead is supposed to be this hotshot Mr. Business city boy type who ~~just doesn't understand ART!~~ You pretty much know they're going to end up together as soon as the male lead walks into the room.
Another huge problem is that the movie fails at creating any tension. Okay, so Rose needs to build a parade float because her father is too sick to do it. And if she doesn't make the float on time...what happens? She's just not in the parade? Why wouldn't she be able to do it next year? Why should I care about this float and how it's made?
Part of the movie is just them advertising for help they need to build the float (which begs the question: how has Rose's father has been making this float for a while if he's not getting the same people or amount of people every year to make it, and why is it a problem this year?). This brings in a bunch of side characters who I suppose are adding a little comedy to the film (like how the blonde college girl sneezes a lot while making the float), but all the jokes just fall flat.
There are also some details that the director and crew overlooked while making the film. For example, in the beginning of the movie, Rose is welding something together. She wears the suit and the mask (in a way that hides her face so we can have the clichéd joke where the male lead thinks Rose is a man because he can't see her face and she is doing something some people consider masculine), but she doesn't tie her hair up in a ponytail or bun. (I would've given this movie two more stars if her hair had caught on fire in the middle of the scene.)
Overall, this movie is boring. You know how it's going to end, and the writers don't add anything different or unique to try to make this movie stand out. Give this one a skip.
- Terrible premise, worst script 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM by indiedavid
Even by Hallmark standards, this film is dreadful. Companies do not send liaisons to oversee the structural designs of parade floats. If they did, it wouldn't be a pompous middle management who conducts international business for the company. The dialogue is just horrible and seems like it was written by an amateur. Rachel Boston must not read this scripts or she is obligated to do whatever Hallmark throws her way. Sad.
- A Rose for Christmas 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM by omijer
At best, this movie showed the viewer some of the work that goes into preparing a float of the Rose Parade. That may be the most interesting part of this film. The lead actor is quite attractive and did his best in a role that was predictable but still romantic enough to satisfy the Hallmark movie viewer. The most distracting and almost irritating aspect of the film was Rachel Boston's performance. She is attractive, tall, slim, perky. But her acting range is so limited, it made the role too one dimensional..Her lines seem all to be at the same voice pitch and volume..twangy, flat and very loud. Whatever lines she was delivering all sounded too loud..too forced, not at all nuanced. Her delivery is one dimensional as well..through a smile and gritted teeth..She should have modulated her voice..her volume, her range of emotions in her lines. It is lovely to see an actress smile in film, but this actress smiled throughout every scene..so there was no range of emotions visible..
her costars did a great job..Her leading man is quite talented, handsome, romantic..just what a Hallmark movie watcher wants to see. But the lead actress needs some lessons in how to slow down, tone down, let the word s of the script determine her volume and her smile level
sorry..this film had great potential..but it became almost grating to have to watch it with the sound on.