good multi cultural, faux family feuding with lots of love and humor; just what an holiday movie should be!
Full disclosure: I’m a 60 something, white conservative woman and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It reminded me of sitcoms from the 70’s that were smart, presented multiple opinions without bias or malice and NOBODY CARED WHAT COLOR ANYONE WAS!
Honestly, these folks are a full spectrum of shades from almost tan to very dark brown and each is unique and beautiful in their own right, just like God intended. That observation is only from a backwards reflection. While watching the movie, I had zero tho’ts about race; ethnicity, but not race and only because the Haitian accents, food, music and culture was being made a point of in the script. It was fun, funny and totally appropriate in its context.
An ensemble cast does a good job across the board. Good music that reflects traditional holiday fare from both the US & UK and then there’s jazz and island tunes that make the score really eclectic and good listening. There’s nothing special about the cinematography on the positive or negative side.
Relationships and dialogue make this movie and there’s lots of both with plenty of drama, angst, nonsense and twists. It is a holiday film so of course, there is the expected H. E. A., BOXING DAY style🍿
Home, Hearth and Holidays 2021 #32