Monday, December 6, 2010

Guilty Pleasure

My girls and I have this weird activity we enjoy. We have a list of movies to watch when we need a good laugh or a stress release. Now these movies are by no means 4 -Star films. In fact some might be lucky to earn 1- Star. These movies are sometimes bad enough to be good. We quote the same lines, we laugh at the same spots...You get the picture. Total entertainment. Does that make sense?

Well, for the past 13 years we have watched this particular holiday movie (GO HERE TO READ THE PLOT) that originally aired as a CBS made-for-television movie. We always watch our old video recording on the old VCR. This year I splurged $4.99 on the DVD! It should arrive this week. I can't wait!

If this is one of your favorite Christmas time movies, please don't be offended:) It is cheesy, predictable, and the acting is weak. There are no sparks whatsoever between the romantic leads. The interesting thing is, however, that this could actually be an excellent big screen holiday feature movie. If the script were reworked and it was recast with better actors who actually have chemistry together, I seriously think it would be terrific. We enjoy recasting movies, and this one is no exception. Here is our recasting of the main characters:
Click each name to see a photo.

Old Cast
Eric McCormick (Sam Field)
Roma Downey (Kathleen)
Shawn Alex Thompson (Dave Hebert)
Sarah Rosen Fruitman (Zoey)
Hector Elizondo (Javier Del Campo)
*I do have to say that I always like Hector Elizondo and he does well in this role, but, an excuse to see Antonio Banderes in a film is hard to pass up:)
New Cast
Patrick Dempsey (or George Clooney) (Sam Field)
Reese Witherspoon (Kathleen)
Dan Aykroyd (Dave Hebert)
Elle Fanning (Zoey)
Antonio Banderas (Javier Del Campo)


Rain Coyote said...

You forgot Dan Ackroyd as Sam's associate/friend. That's who the original bloke wished he could.

Anyways, I laughed really hard when I saw this. Well done.

Treble Clef ♪ said...

You must be tired. He is on the list. Perhaps I spelled his name wrong. Yes, the cast wouldn't be complete without him:)

Rain Coyote said...

Oops...yer right...It's if that is any reason for my insanity.

Caitlyn said...

Hahahhaha this is great. Yes, we do enjoy watching this and we definitely name our cast list every year... :)