The movie is a good christmas movie but that's all
November 10, 2012
We bought this movie and watched it expecting a movie with better beliefs than what we got. we were disappointed with the constant reminder that grandma & God were giving advice and running the lives of the family members. While there was lots of reference to God, a born-again Christian would have trouble with this film. I would recommend this film with a warning-don't expect the scriptural base to be solid.
This was a sweet movie that I watched once, but probably won't watch again. It was nice to see good moral values and hear Jesus talked about in a positive way instead of movies that use His name as a swear word. As another reviewer commented, it wasn't 100% theologically sound (i.e. "the Lord and the dead grandmother "led" Mary to the lodge"), but the moral values, family's love for each other and desire to help someone in need were commendable. I liked Jack and Mary as individuals, but the chemistry was missing between the actors. I felt the movie didn't develop the relationship storyline enough and the ending seemed rushed and unnatural. All in all, it was a pleasant way to send an evening.