Lucky Christmas (TV Movie 2011)66200
Lucky Christmas: Directed by Gary Yates. With Elizabeth Berkley, Jason Gray-Stanford, Mitchell Kummen, Mike Bell. A terminally unlucky single mother wonders if she will ever be lucky as Christmas approaches.
“This is not really a Christmas film, itu0026#39;s a romance set at Christmas time. So thereu0026#39;s no real festive spirit or seasonal joy.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhat you do get though is a more realistic, than normal, love story. Elizabeth Berkley does a great job playing the struggling mother who wants to give her son everything while having the job she dreams of. She works hard at three jobs trying to bring her dreams to fruition. So when she wins the lottery all her dreams come true… only to be ripped to shreds when her car is u0026quot;borrowedu0026quot;, along with the winning lottery ticket. She does a great job showing the emotional roller-coaster sheu0026#39;s on… and before things get better they get worse.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eJason Grey-Stanford does a passable job of depicting the charmer who, unintentionally gets pulled into Elizabeth Berkleyu0026#39;s life. There are a few laughs and heartwarming moments along the way, but I doff my cap to the writers and director for taking a more realistic storytelling path.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn all the glitzy, schmaltzy, Christmas tales this is a breath of fresh air; one that I would recommend. If itu0026#39;s repeated in a couple of years Iu0026#39;ll probably give it a second viewing.”