Welcome to another edition of the “The Valero Verdict” movie review. In this I will give you a quick movie review with a couple of bullet points of which I either liked or disliked. I will end the review with rating of the movie and a short overall thoughts.
On the docket today, the Paul Feig Christmas film, Last Christmas.
Emma Thompson screenplay is equal parts loads of fun but equally as crazy as you could imagine with one of the strangest twist (one of which will make you throw your popcorn at the TV) of the year.
The story follows Kate who is a 20-something year old “hot mess” who can’t seem to get on the right track. She stumbles into Tom at the craziest of times which leads us down a path of which is predictable but equally as fun.
Emilia Clarke is just a star, she radiates star power with just a simple smile. She does a fantastic job within Kate’s transformation from a quirky slacker into a passionate do-gooder. The chemistry between Kate/Tom is a massive highlight of this film and one of the big reasons it works. Golding truly embodies a beautiful spirit of not just the holiday spirit but the amazing truth behind the good in which we all should be.
I haven’t even begun to talk about the soundtrack. You are swooned throughout the film within the songs of Mr. George Michael (hence the title of the film) which you find yourself singing along various times within the film.
For me, this will be a yearly Christmas watch. It’s not the perfect film but I walked away from this film in the Christmas spirit and isn’t that what makes a great Christmas movie? I believe so.
*** 1/2 of ***** gavels
My Guilty Pleasure Movie of the Year.
The twist is nuts. Clarke is a delight. Golding is great. George Michael jams.
What more could you want?
Should you see it?: YES!!!!!! It’s still in theaters, go check it out and get in the Christmas spirit.
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