Written by Luke Barnes
After parting at Christmas a young couple decide to surprise each other by getting onto the other’s train, but are then both surprised when the other isn’t there and has to spend Christmas with their families.
I found this film infuriating, the writing is so damn poor that any chance it ever had of being a new Christmas based rom-com to be remembered for years to come is quickly squandered in the first few minutes. The fact that it takes them a long time to even have the character explain the mix up to their other halves’ family and until that point just has them be a stranger in the household that no one questions is baffling.
Asa Butterfield does make for a likeable lead but the rest of the cast are either miscast, going through the motions or are non-entities, what is really shocking is how the film wastes some veteran performers as well.
The central romance is fairly weak and all the trials and tribulations the pair have to go through are nothing you haven’t seen done better before.
Overall, an incredibly poorly written Christmas rom-com.
Butterfield is trying
It is unintentionally hilarious
The writing is terrible
It wastes some great actors
The wider casting is all wrong
The pace is very much off
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