Jon Turteltaub | 99 mins | TV | PG / PG
I wound up accidentally watching this on TV, and was ultimately glad I did.
If you’ve ever seen a ’90s rom–com then the general shape of everything here will be familiar, though it does have a neat coma-related twist at its core. In spite of this predictability, and Sandra Bullock, I found it to be very enjoyable. It’s not a laugh-out-loud comedy and it is (of course) heavy on the sentiment, but it does have a lovely Christmasiness that is perfect for this time of year. It made me all nostalgic for the ’90s — they don’t make ’em like this any more. I don’t think. I don’t really watch rom-coms…
I can easily see myself tracking this down in time for next Christmas, and probably Christmasses after too.