Christmas Wonderland is a 2018 romantic drama American movie directed by Sean Olson, and the writers of the film are Jay Cipriani, Anna White, and Michael Ciminera came up with the story. In the main cast, we can see Emily Osment, Ryan Rottman, and Kelly Hu.
The plot of the movie is Heidi has left her small town to become a successful painter; she met with her high school love, Chris, and she is torn between her personal and professional life. The film has 5.9 out of 10 ratings with 2.9k votes.
Review of the Film
Sean Olson is one of the best directors in the industry, and because he is a four-time Emmy winner and has directed some of the best movies which people watch even today without getting bored, therefore when people know that he will be directing a film, the expectations would go high. And it happened with this film.
Christmas Wonderland has beautiful and serene scenery, which will leave the audience awestruck, and the arrangement of music was perfect as well because it brought a sense of nostalgia and festivity to us. However, this wasn’t enough to keep the whole movie strong and interesting; several problems made this film look average or even less.
The acting of the entertainers wasn’t high-quality, Emily Osment’s performance was completely lifeless and had no charm, and it felt as if she didn’t want to be there. Moreover, there was no spark or chemistry with Ryan Rottman, who was also dull and uninteresting.
The pace of their relationship was not perfect; it felt as if nothing was happening, and suddenly it was being rushed. The characters of the film are flat as well, and they took too many stupid and unrealistic decisions.
The other excrescence of the film was the cheesy and awkward dialogue writing, and the plot of the film wasn’t different as well. As a result, it was predictable, but there were not too many loose ends which made the film bearable. Overall, it wouldn’t be a memorable or a stand-out in a crowd sort of holiday movie.
Where to Watch
Hallmark’s Christmas Wonderland can be rented or downloaded online through Amazon Video, the movie can be rented, and it will cost around $ 1.99, and it can be bought for $ 7.99. The movie is not available on other renowned platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV, or Dinsey+. This can be because of the streaming rights or the popularity of the movie, but in the mere future, one of the OTT platforms can avail this movie.
Will There Be a Sequel?
As of now, there is no news or rumors related to any sequel of the movie because it is a special holiday movie, and usually, there are no sequels to such movies. Moreover, usually, a sequel depends if the film did well in the theatres and the audience loved to watch the movie, and they demanded the continuation of the movie, but this film didn’t do very well, and a small number of people liked the movie, so it is hard to say if it will get a sequel.