Christmas Sail

Comedy / Romance / TV Movie

190
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 55

Synopsis


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December 8, 2021

Cast

Emma Oliver as Young Girl
Jason McKinnon as Marcus
Luvia Petersen as Corinna
Patrick Sabongui as Luke Fletcher
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774.34 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
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1.55 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 6 / 10 / 10

Sailing for Christmas

Expectations were mixed prior to watching 'Christmas Sail'. Have liked the cast in other things, am a huge fan of Terry O'Quinn's acting on 'Lost' (a brilliant show at its best) so the casting was not a problem. Liked the different sounding concept. The mixed to negative critical reception did turn me off a little though, though all films and television are always watched with an open mind by me, with the criticisms being very strong, and the scenario didn't sound anything special. Watching 'Christmas Sail', my thoughts on it were mostly positive while also having some quite big reservations. Not a great film, but above average and much better than what has been said in my view. Comparing it with the previous 2021 Hallmark Christmas films, it is not as good as 'Christmas in My Heart' for example (that and 'Christmas Promise' also had grief and loss as themes and handled them better and more consistently) but it is a lot better than 'Boyfriends of Christmas Past' and 'Coyote Creek Christmas'. 'Christmas Sail' does a lot right. The best thing about it is the acting. Katee Sackoff was charming and heartfelt in her role though will agree that she overdoes the smile. Patrick Sabongui is a likeable presence too. It is a case though of the supporting cast being even better, Emma Oliver is absolutely adorable and never too cutesy, while also adding a good deal of mature depth, her chemistry with Sackoff is charming and much more convincing than the central romance. The best performance comes from heart wrenching O'Quinn, especially in the beautifully written and acted heart to heart. Furthermore, there are some effective scenes. There is the aforementioned heart to heart towards the end, which was raw and very honest. The other standout was the ending, which did make me cry. Did have problems with quite a lot of the endings in this year's Christmas offerings but this was one of the few where not only was it not a problem but it was one of the best things. The film looks lovely and the boat setting is believable. The script when the film gets going is well meaning and thoughtful and the story handles the grief and loss themes and the aftermath movingly on the whole. It is a film that takes a little too much time to get going and is very slight to begin with. There could have been a lot more chemistry in the central romance, it does engage when there is finally some development but it is far too subdued and very awkward to begin with (that first dance scene agreed was yuck worthy). It is also underdeveloped, with the family relationships being a lot more convincing. Some of the dialogue, particularly early on, is very cornball and stilted and while Sabongui does well in his role the role felt underwritten. Overall, above average though didn't blow me away. Starts off pretty questionably but gets a lot better. 6/10.

Reviewed by Jackbv123 7 / 10 / 10

Another ZZZZZ

There is absolutely nothing that stands out to draw me in for this movie. It's another win-a-contest-to-save-the-family-home movie. There is a sentimental moment near the end, but there is an awful lot of boring to sit through to get there. Bad story with no highs or lows and plenty of the same old stuff all the other movies have. Totally predictable outcomes. Acting is fair to poor. Dialogue is fair to poor. The only mildly redeeming thing is Hannah, the kid, and she doesn't add nearly enough. As to chemistry between Katee Sackhoff and Patrick Sabongui, check out the kiss while dancing at the ball. That is the saddest excuse for a romantic kiss I've ever scene in one of these movies (and I've seen and reviewed literally hundreds). I had to watch it again to make sure it wasn't supposed to be one of those kisses between characters who realize they shouldn't be together. Sackhoff's patented smile shows up way too much and looks way too insincere. I question casting her in this no matter how much I liked Starbuck way back when. This movie has one slightly unusual feature and that's the sailboat aspect, but Lifetime and UpTV both had movies with similar settings. I really don't like reviews that say "worst movie ever" and I'm sure that I've seen a few, but this was painful.

Reviewed by jewelch 7 / 10 / 10

GOOD

I Thought it to be a very entertaining movie and really enjoyed seeing Katee Sackhoff from the LONGMIRE series again, Yes I will recommend it. James Welch Henderson, Arkansas 11/10/2021.

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