Reporting for Christmas

2023

Drama / Romance

6
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 5.8/10 10 277 277

Director

Top cast

D.B. Sweeney as Hank Dean
Tamara Feldman as Mary Romero
Matt Trudeau as Blake Johnson
Maura Kidwell as Lexi Barnes
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793.26 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 27
1.59 GB
1920*1080
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 35
1.44 GB
1920*1080
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by natmavila 5 / 10

Unwrapping Disappointment

"Reporting for Christmas" feels like a cinematic equivalent of unwrapping a shiny gift only to find a pair of socks inside. Sure, socks are practical, but they're hardly exciting. The film's premise, where an idealistic reporter, Sarah, gets assigned a fluff piece about a Christmas toy manufacturer, promises festive charm but delivers a narrative as stale as last year's fruitcake. The problem starts with the characters. Sarah, played with as much enthusiasm as a department store mannequin, lacks the depth to be relatable. Her journey from cynicism to Christmas cheer is as predictable as snow in a Hallmark movie. The charming toymaker, Jake, has the personality of a gingerbread man - sweet but flat. Their romance sparks less chemistry than a wet firework, leaving the audience to wonder if the script was written by Santa's elves during their off-season.

The film's attempt at humor is like finding coal in your stocking - it's there, but you're not sure why. The jokes land with the grace of a reindeer on a slippery roof, leaving the audience in a state of bewildered silence rather than laughter. As for the setting, the toy factory, which should have been a winter wonderland, looks more like a budget craft store during clearance sale. It's hard to feel the Christmas spirit when the decorations seem to have been borrowed from a local yard sale.

In conclusion, "Reporting for Christmas" is a cinematic fruitcake: nobody really wants it, but it keeps showing up every holiday season. It's a film that tries to coast on festive goodwill but ends up being as forgettable as last year's Christmas list. If you're looking for a heartwarming holiday film, this one is about as heartwarming as a cold cup of eggnog. Watch it if you enjoy predictable plots and cardboard characters, but don't say I didn't warn you. This film is a reminder that sometimes, the best gift is the off button on your remote.

Reviewed by Jbacts-jbb 10 / 10

A touching holiday romance.

The perfect holiday romantic drama. An exceptional lead cast and strong supporting performances make this film a must see. This is a charming film with beautiful scenery and a great script. The less than two hours fly by and the movie ends tied up in a perfect holiday spirited bow. Had some great comic moments and at times made me a little misty. I loved it!! Filmed in Chicago and parts of Iowa. If you're looking for a holiday treat to share with loved ones you must see this film. Excellent performances from the romantic leads Tamara Feldman and Matt Trudeau. Nice supporting performances from Kimberly Michelle Vaughn and Maura Kidwell as well as Cedric Mays and Suzanne C Johnson.

Reviewed by sandygulliver 10 / 10

Supporting cast carry this film.

I did not feel the chemistry between the main love interests. Both of them are lovely, but it wasn't there for me. That is important for a Christmas movie.

The supporting characters, however, all the way from the office manager seen briefly at the very beginning, up to Berniece, who runs the B&B, stole the show. Another one who did a good job was the ex-girlfriend.

The town the story is set in is enchanting, and it almost looks like a film set, it's so perfect. But, in fact, it's a real town, up to and including the covered bridge. I could live there.

All in all, it's the same ole Christmas move theme, and I, for one, never get tired of watching them. Give it a shot.

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