Criticism | Christmas Toast: Lights in the City – Netflix’s Christian Novel is Pure Water with Sugar

Are you one of those people who, after such a sweltering year as 2021, came to this late December truce just wanting to relax their heads and forget everything that is going on around you? And, for that, are you looking for some fluffy and light films that don’t require a lot of commitment, but also bring a good story so that you can disconnect from reality, even if Christmas is already past and it remains. less than a day for the end of the year? Then he rushes to watch ‘A Toast to Christmas: Lights in the City’, a sequel that arrived in December on the Netflix platform.

After falling head over heels in “A Toast for Christmas”, Callie (Lauren Swickard) and Joseph (Josh Swickard) end a year of relationship and live perfectly well on Callie’s farm in Northern California, where they do their homework. own wine and live in harmony, welcoming tourists who visit the ranch for an immersive experience in the world of winemaking. After asking Callie to marry him, Joseph is surprised by a request from Leo (Ali Afshar) to return to San Francisco to take over some of the backlog his mother left in the family business after she went on leave. sabbatical. . So the shift from the bucolic ranch to the cosmopolitan bustle of the city could upset the balance of Callie and Joseph’s relationship, especially when Victoria (Laura James), Joseph’s ex-fiancée, decides not to let go. Callie’s presence in her territory. cheap.

Unlike the previous film, ‘A Toast to Christmas: Lights in the City’ this time gives more space to the supporting characters, especially the pair Brandy (Raquel Dominguez) and Manny (David Del Rio), who works as a comedic relief. for the main couple’s sweet drama and romance scenes. The relationship between the two, although somewhat strained, gradually becomes compelling to the viewer, sometimes even robbing them of the main focus of the plot.

Shaun Paul Piccinino at no point dares in his direction, delivering exactly what one expects from the film: a bunch of clichés, a bunch of cheesy lines and beautiful storylines to compose the plan of his plot. It is true that at times the film makes a few impatient leaps into the plot, but, on the other hand, it finds space to introduce Christian Christmas values ​​into its story, connecting with the Catholic viewer, who will feel represented with the attitudes of the protagonist.

Enjoy watching:

Lasting just an hour and forty-five years and running for ten years, “A Toast to Christmas: Lights in the City” is a pretty heartwarming film that can be watched by the whole family one after the other. – New Year’s holiday midday. Both the script by Lauren Swickard, protagonist of the film, and the atmosphere of the production provide a very sweet atmosphere, literally sweet water to relax and comfort on the sofa.

Make sure you watch:

Back to top button