Movie: Christmas in the Smokies (2018)

Netflix’ appetite for topical light fare has let to a decline in quality in their original movies. This one is … poorly written, directed and acted. Huge holes in the plot, even though it is predictable.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4923846/

https://www.netflix.com/title/80156925

This reminded me a lot about a staple in the old country (Denmark): The Morten Korch movie. Morten Korch wrote a huge pile of romance stories set in the Danish farmland. The evil banker is foreclosing on the large farm which has fallen on hard times, but the beautiful daughter woos a rich man who saves the family at the last possible moment. Nordisk Film produced one of these in movie form every year or so, and they were highly profitable. Never saw this in an American setting before, but it was following the template very closely.

The biggest plot hole was this: When your big miracle event is a benefit concert in a town with less than 1000 people, it should not be a big surprise that you can’t raise $60,000+ with a $15 ticket price.

Movie: The Lightkeepers (2009)

Two men in a lighthouse on Cape Cod circa 1912, hating women.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lightkeepers

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1156067/

Ends up a double romantic comedy. Delightful.

Movie: Watership Down (1978)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078480/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Based on Richard Adams’ bestselling novel about a warren of wild rabbits in Southern England, this is a great animated movie, which will teach you much about the life of rabbits in the wild.