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10 Cheesy Netflix Movies For The Holidays

I have discovered Hallmark movies. I don’t know if we have the Hallmark Channel in the UK, but oh my god, their movies. They’re cheesier than a Christmas camembert served with a side of cheddar, and I LOVE THEM! Thanks to Netflix, I’ve had the chance to binge on them over the past few days. If you’re as into corny love stories with a predictable plot that almost always feature a dead parent, I recommend you watch the following… (Some of these may not be Hallmark, but they have the same vibe.)

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch … she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

After what felt like a lifetime of waiting (can be very dramatic in affairs of the Jones) yesterday I went to see Bridget Jones’ Baby. And oh my god, it was worth the wait. Set many, many years after the Edge of Reason, Baby see’s Bridget at her goal weight, at the top of her career and, once again, alone – sadly Mark Darcy has married someone that is hopefully not as awful as Natasha, and Bridget has never fully gotten over him. It is on a mission to finally move on that Bridget meets Jack, before a reunion of sorts a week later with Mark where, in true Mark and Bridget fashion, she has a profiterole in her hair and he is bumbling about divorce. These two ‘puppet shows,’ as a grown up Shaz refers to them in front of her children, result in an unplanned pregnancy… Oops.

Love, Rosie

So we went to the cinema on Friday to catch a release day screening of Me Before You and it… wasn’t the worst film I’ve ever seen. That’s all I’ll say on the matter aside from that the book was better, Emilia Clarke has the most distracting eyebrows in show business and, last but not least, Sam Claflin really knows how to pack an emotional punch.

Scrolling through Netflix on Sunday I came across another Sam Claflin movie, ‘Love, Rosie.’ Realising it was based on Cecelia Ahern’s ‘Where Rainbows End,’ which I read years ago and quite liked (though the letter/e-mail/text message/never anything in person format drove me a bit mad) I gave it a go. I had very low expectations. And those expectations were exceeded 100 fold, because I absolutely loved it.

The story of Rosie and Alex – lifelong best friends who are completely in love with each other but keep missing/screwing up their chances – Love, Rosie is an incredibly British rom com about finding the one. With heart, sarcasm and relatable f* uppery in abundance, I couldn’t help but get sucked in, and went from watching to pass the time to needing to see it through to the end. Although completely predictable and not particularly original, I’d say this movie is also pretty special, and if you enjoy British humour delivered by the likes of uber talented Lily Collins (/the not particularly gifted Suki Waterhouse), it’s definitely one for your watchlist.

If you have Netflix, I’d recommend. I’ll be watching again very soon. ♡♡♡

Related note: Cecelia Ahern’s ‘How To Fall In Love,’ which sadly isn’t a movie, is also fab. You should read it.

Me Before You

I was logging in to share a someday summary style post, when the shortened trailer for this movie came on TV. The full trailer, above, soon followed (on my laptop, the short version piqued my interest) and now I just really want to see this movie – and only partly because the two minutes above made me tear up quite dramatically, and I’m a sucker for a good tearjerker. Google describes the plot:

Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

I can’t wait to see it… Has anyone read the book? I’ve just ordered a copy. Tissues at the ready, lads, I have a feeling we’re in for a rough ride ♡

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