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I knew it would be a disaster from the start. Not like plain awful (like Happy Christmas), but totally silly and unrealistic. The whole idea of the movie is that Trudie (played by Melissa Joan Hart) is a failure at life: no further education, no full-time job, and now no boyfriend (after he dumps her soon into the movie). So what does she decide to do to turn her life around? KIDNAP a man to impress her parents. Whaaaa? So the whole thing is preposterous.
But at least she chose wisely. She happens to snag David (played by Mario Lopez), who's rich, funny, well-dressed, and, oh yeah, super hot. She drags him up to some cabin in the middle of nowhere to spend Christmas with her family. He puts up a fight at first, but then he's getting along with her parents and siblings, they like him too, and before you know it, after a few days, these two are falling in love (even though she's a nut job and he's a complete stranger).
So the plot is over-the-top and unbelievable, but it's the kind of ABC Family Christmas movie you expect, with the dumb jokes and the happy, romantic ending. It was exactly how I thought it would be. If you know what you're getting yourself into (which now you do), it's not so bad.
Besides, you get to see Lopez shirtless with a towel wrapped around his waist. Even though he will always be Slater in Saved by the Bell, he's still nice to look at.
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